Paralegal
Location: DuPage County, Illinois
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Business Practice Group
Job Description:

This Paralegal will be responsible for assisting attorneys in the performance of complex and specialized duties relating to all aspects of the legal process but will primarily focus on transactional legal work including, but not limited to, corporate and LLC formations, annual filings, maintenance of records, preparation of a variety of legal documents, support of due diligence processes in mergers & acquisition transactions including data room management, document summaries, and closing checklists, specialized legal research and writing, preparation of estate planning documents, and attention to trust funding and estate and trust administration duties. This Paralegal must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, have a high attention to detail, and be able to deal effectively with extensive client and attorney contacts, all while maintaining strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Prepares and drafts correspondence, memos and legal documents according to Firm requirements using word processing and document management systems.
  • Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes.
  • Prepares legal documents such as contracts, initial and amended articles of incorporation, stock certificates and other securities, buy-sell agreements, closing papers and binders, deeds and trust instruments for review, approval, and use by attorneys in the Firm.
  • Performs other clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, taking dictation, composing and typing routine correspondence, and reading and routing incoming mail.
  • Prepares documents and maintains document files.
  • Required to meet at least 1,500 chargeable hours per year.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or relevant experience.
  • Paralegal certificate, related experience, or pre-law degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working as a paralegal preferred.
  • Strong organization, writing, and communication skills.
  • Must be highly motivated with a strong work ethic.
  • Experience working with clients and attorneys preferred.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to work independently under specific timelines.
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties.
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