PARALEGAL - CHICAGO


McDonald Hopkins is seeking an experienced Paralegal to join the vibrant team in our Chicago office.   As a Paralegal you will manage and lead all supportive aspects in transactions for multiple attorneys focusing on overall general corporate services.

Responsibilities

  • Good standing certificates
  • Prepare UCC lien searches and summarize results
  • Prepare and draft UCC-1 and UCC-3 filings
  • Complete and file SS-4s and obtain EINs
  • Prepare resolutions/secretary’s certificates, documents for closings, narratives of stock ownership history, and file amendment certificates for corporation or limited liability companies
  • Draft shareholder and board consents in lieu of meetings, meeting minutes, resolutions and documents
  • Proofread corporate documents and contracts, maintain tickler systems for filing and other due dates
  • Cancel and prepare unit certificates, stock certificates, and stock ledgers
  • Prepare and maintain corporate minute books
  • Familiar with Illinois corporate laws and procedures
  • Coordinate filings with corporate service providers and Secretary of State offices
  • Prepare initial drafts of organizational documents, operating agreements, and shareholder agreements
  • Assist with entity formation, mergers, dissolutions, foreign qualifications, and related state filings
  • Assisting with closings of venture capital financings, acquisitions and mergers, and other transactions, including preparation of closing sets, Blue Sky filings and SEC filings

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Paralegal Certificate or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years corporate/transactional paralegal experience at a law firm or in-house.
  • Proficient in use of MS Office Suite, Excel spreadsheets, document management systems,  and DocuSign
  • Experienced working with documents in data rooms
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills; proofreading skills, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently

 

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McDonald Hopkins is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. (Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need without regard to any protected category.)

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