Washington State Paralegal Association

Business Paralegal

01/23/2018 2:56 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

Perkins Coie LLP -- Seattle

About The Position

Perkins Coie LLP's nationally-recognized Business Practice Group is seeking a highly-motivated business paralegal to join the Seattle office. This position will work closely with attorneys, other paralegals, and clients in a team environment to assist in rendering exceptional client service. Our clients include emerging companies, closely held private companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds, public companies, and financial institutions. We provide finance, transaction, and counseling services for businesses ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 50 companies. Will assist attorneys with full spectrum of company maintenance and transactional needs. Involves frequent client contact. Responsibilities include drafting documents for formation of corporate and non-corporate entities in Washington and Delaware, board and stockholder actions, maintenance of entity records, including stock records, option plan administration, and state and federal securities compliance. Transactional responsibilities include due diligence, management of data sites, drafting of transaction documents and managing closings for financings and M&A for private companies.

Required: This position requires a 4-year degree (or equivalent experience) and a minimum of five years of recent and relevant experience in the business practice group of a law firm or in-house legal department dealing with business transactions. Ability to work independently, efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment with superb attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of firm personnel and clients. Must have demonstrated analytical ability and ability to set priorities and exercise independent judgment. Working knowledge of equity management software products, including CapMx, Corporate Focus and eShares, and MS Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel and Adobe Acrobat. Familiarity with tools for electronic document signature preferred. Ability to handle multiple assignments, work well under pressure, and have the flexibility to meet client demands on accelerated schedules.

Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

Area(s) of Specialty: 

Corporate, Business

Full/Part Time: 

Full time




Minimum education: 

Education desired: 

4 year degree

Minimum experience: 

Experience desired: 

5 years experience


How to Apply: 

Applicants should submit a resume to Staff Recruiting via web application at

Washington State Paralegal Association
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138-1530

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