Paralegal

Beachwood, Ohio
Paralegal
Cleveland, OH
$23-25/HR

Paralegal will perform substantial work under the supervision of a lawyer.

Paralegal Responsibilities:
  • Follow the ethical requirements set forth by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the applicable jurisdiction.
  • Proactively provide support to attorneys as assigned.
  • Draft routine legal documents and correspondence related to legal and commercial needs of the business.
  • Conduct factual legal research and analysis relevant to practice area using all available resources including print and electronic sources.
  • At the direction of the assigning attorney, correspond with filing agents and third-party vendors.
  • Organize and maintain internal files and closing materials.
  • Prioritize work, monitor deadlines, and communicate the same to attorneys and business colleagues.
  • Arrange for procurement of outside services such as statutory agent services, lien searches, state filings, securities filings, etc.
  • Perform reviews of various legal documents.
  • Assist with diligence matters for various deal work.
  • Manage DocuSign signature process and compile signature pages.
  • Prepare closing binders/files for transactions.
  • Assist in the formation and management of  business entities, including corporations and limited liability companies.
  • Draft and revise documents for filing with state and county offices.
  • Draft and revise Articles of Incorporation/Formation.
  • Prepare Simple Deeds and stock certificates.
  • Review Letters of Intent, contracts, and UCC filing statements.
  • Prepare and maintain/update corporate minute books including ownership certificates and ledgers.
  • Organize, participate, and assist in business transactions and prepare and update closing and other checklists.

Paralegal Qualifications:
  • 5+ years’ paralegal experience; corporate legal department paralegal experience preferred.
  • ABA-approved paralegal degree/certificate or equivalent combination of experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 – Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Proficient in computerized legal research and proficiency with electronic data rooms and secure file transfer systems and programs.
  • Proficient in case management software and/or specialty practice area software where applicable.
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat and other PDF software such as Power PDF.
  • Adept at using DocuSign and creating multiple-choice forms.
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