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Paralegal
Location: Chicago
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Business
Job Description:
Our Chicago office is seeking a paralegal with experience in corporate or other transactional matters for a position in our business group. The employee must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.

Essential Job Duties: 
•Prepares organizational documents, including entity formation, entity qualifications, articles of incorporation and dissolution, minute books, stock certificates, stock ledgers, unanimous consents and assignments for filing in various jurisdictions.
•Prepares board consents and stockholder consents, including both organizational and transactional.
•Assists with preparation of documents required by regulatory bodies and government agencies, including Form D for SEC and state filings.
•Completes and files Form SS-4s to obtain EINs, as well as other tax related forms.
•Conducts research to assist attorneys in determining jurisdictions for qualification.
•Prepares and files qualification and withdrawal applications.
•Orders lien searches and summarizes results.
•Prepares and files statutory filings, including amendments, mergers, and dissolutions.
•Calculates Delaware franchise tax (both methods) as well as franchise tax for other jurisdictions (Illinois, etc.).
•Heavy client interaction and support, using discretion to handle matters independently or involving an attorney.
•Formulates solutions to problems which may arise, such as good standing issues.
•Interfaces with corporate service providers regarding statutory registered agent services (including changing contact information).
•Develops processes to systematize administrative and organizational aspects of deals.
•Calendars and monitors key dates and deadlines.
•Handles signature page distribution.
•Prepares closing certificates, closing files.
•Orders certified copies and good standing certificates.
•Identifies and resolves problems independently.
•Prepares and files UCC statements, amendments and termination statements.
•Reviews collateral description.
•Assists with closing, including tracking down signature pages, filling in dates, tracking down final agreements and providing general support.
•Prepares closing book index and assembles closing book, and assists in distribution.
•Handles distribution of original securities (e.g. stock certificates, unit certificates and notes).
•Other tasks or responsibilities as assigned by management.

Minimum Requirements:
•High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate preferred 
•Minimum of three years’ complex corporate law and transactional experience, specifically on Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity matters
•Demonstrated commitment to delivering quality legal services
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, coordinating multiple projects at once
•Exhibits resourcefulness and flexibility
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
•Ability to take initiative to complete tasks
•Ability of work well both independently and as part of a team
•Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined above

Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the United States. In addition, candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, except those who have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Ice Miller is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. In order to succeed, we take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to perform at the highest potential. Learn more about Ice Miller’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts on our website.

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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