Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Business Paralegal position supporting the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. Under minimal supervision, assist lawyers and clients with a variety of high- level paralegal duties. Maintain positive contact with clients, attorneys and maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work under pressure and time restrictions.
- Gather and analyze pertinent data from company and transaction records. Review and respond to due diligence requests with legal documents.
- Review due diligence received for transactions, including review and audit of corporate history and capitalization records.
- Prepare, maintain and manage transaction closing checklists based on review of main transaction documents. Prepare and maintain closing checklists throughout transaction, from due diligence process to post- closing deliverables.
- Research federal securities exemption and state "Blue Sky" laws. Prepare appropriate federal and state securities filings.
- Conduct lien and litigation searches, prepare summary of findings. Prepare and maintain research and diligence analysis.
- Draft merger subsidiary documents, as needed. Set up and maintain virtual data rooms.
- Prepare and distribute closing sets.
- Ability to confer with governmental agencies on a variety of matters
- including licensing, permits, securities laws, etc. and summarize results of same.
- Ability to work with and guide new associates and those with less transaction experience.
- Maintain departmental form files and systems.
Mergers & Acquisitions experience or a demonstrated interest M&A transaction with relevant academic background, with superb organizational, analytical and communications skills a must. Ability to establish effective working relationships with Firm lawyers and staff, client personnel, and other professionals.
Ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Experience using due diligence data rooms, Dropbox, Box, etc., Microsoft Excel, DocuSign, and Carta software preferred. Familiarity with research tools including Cheetah, and online state code resources. Strong knowledge of California and Delaware corporate law, federal and state securities laws, option plan administration, venture capital finance and private company M&A required
Education & Experience:
Requires a 4-year degree and 5 years of experience as an M&A paralegal. BA/BS degree in related field or equivalent required. Paralegal degree preferred.