Position Description

Corporate Transactional Paralegal
Location Portland, OR
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Stoel Rives LLP has an immediate opening for a Corporate Transactional Paralegal located in any of our Portland, San Diego, or San Francisco offices. This position assists attorneys in the delivery of legal services to the firm’s clients and works under the direction of the firm’s lawyers and, in many instances, directly with clients. The Corporate Transactional Paralegal is a key part of our professional client teams and this assumes responsibility for transactions with a significant project finance component. They are also the first contact point for many of our clients.
 

Specific job duties:

  • Draft Operating Agreements, Bylaws, Certificates of Incorporation, Board and Shareholder Consents, Financing Documents, Legal Opinions, Officers Certificates, Notices of Borrowing, other ancillary closing and funding documentation, Warranty and Stock Option documentation, Securities memos and Closing Checklists.

  • Prepare structure charts and steps memos.

  • Prepare final closing book and draft necessary stock certificates for Mergers and Acquisitions and corporate refinancing/restructuring deals.

  • Prepare UCC financing statement filings, amendments and terminations.

  • Prepare, distribute and file annual reports and renewals.

  • Filing and obtaining employer and tax identification numbers (EINs).

  • Manage preparation, assembly and compilation of documents in advance of closing and coordinate signature page gathering directly with client.

  • Perform corporate/transactional law and record keeping including entity formation, annual reporting, operating agreements, partnership agreements, loan agreement, equity contribution agreements, joint ventures, corporate structuring, sales, mergers and acquisitions.

  • Conduct lien and litigation searches nationwide; analyze and summarize results.

  • Maintain and update corporate records and minute books.

  • Research and analyze legal sources such as statutes, case law, legal articles, and regulatory sources.

  • Communicate regularly with attorneys and clients regarding the status of projects and deadlines and informs attorneys of any issues.

  • Manage inventory of closed transaction documentation and locate applicable precedent upon attorney request.

  • Download, organize, and inventory due diligence documentation from client-provided data sites.

  • Distribute draft documents to opposing counsel and clients.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with the firm’s clients, title insurance companies, closing agents, administrative agencies, and other outside vendors.

  • Occasional travel to attend closing dinners and other client events.

  • Train incoming first-year associates and summer associates in corporate formation, corporate governance, document management, closing process and UCC search/filing matters. Supervise case assistants and junior paralegals.
     

Position requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree, or additional four (4) years of applicable experience, preferred. 

  • Paralegal certificate and at least 10 years’ experience, including in project finance preferred.

  • Must have corporate transactional experience with a demonstratable knowledge of Mergers and Acquisitions; and Project Finance Transactions. 
     

Normal work hours:

This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime compensation.  Presence at the office during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, is essential and the ability to work longer hours is essential during peak workload periods, during fast-moving transactions or in order to communicate with parties in different time zones.

Stoel Rives is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law. For more information, follow us @stoelrives.

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