Sr Paralegal

Administration and OperationsAll Practice AreasBoston, MA

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

The global law firm of K&L Gates LLP seeks a Blue Sky Paralegal for its Boston office. This position will be responsible for supporting attorneys in our busy Investment Management and Corporate and Transactional practice groups.

Responsibilities Include:

·      Submitting filings under federal securities and state blue sky laws including drafting and filing Form D with the SEC and relevant states, familiarity with EFD system is a plus; drafting and filing other documents in connection with state securities requirements

·      Researching state securities laws and preparing legal memoranda on various securities and transactional exemptions for public and private offerings and investment adviser and broker/dealer registration requirements

·      Preparing and filing of formation, foreign registration, amendment, dissolution and related filings for corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and business trusts; preparing meeting minutes, resolutions, written consents and other corporate actions; preparing and maintain stock certificates and stock ledgers and corporate minute books

 

The Candidate Should Possess at Least One of the Following: 

·      A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association;

·      A degree from a postsecondary institution with a minimum of 24 units in law-related courses accredited by a national or regional accrediting organization as required by State law;

·      Completion of a four year college degree plus a minimum of one year of law-related experience under the supervision of a licensed lawyer; or

·      A high school diploma plus a minimum of three years of law-related experience under the supervision of a licensed lawyer

 

Desired Skills & Experience:

·      2 to 4 years of corporate paralegal experience working in a corporate legal department or law firm/professional services environment

·      Knowledge/expertise in incorporation and/or formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, foreign qualification application filing and applicable resolutions, and supporting mergers & acquisition transactions

·      Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, and Corporate Focus (with experience maintaining cap tables)

·      A highly professional and positive demeanor and demonstrated work ethic including the willingness to take on extra tasks and responsibilities (including overtime) in order to meet client/firm needs

·      Comfort in leading and supporting roles

·      Follows up on assignments in situations where there is little or no guidance; structures a system from minimal instruction; and strives to submit a flawless work product

·      Ability to function in team environment, in addition to being an individual contributor

·      International corporate governance a plus

·      Strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail

ABOUT THE FIRM

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”

If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please apply for this position.  For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

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BENEFITS

We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.