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IP/Trademark Paralegal

Seyfarth Shaw-  Main Office

800  Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:        Office Administrator
LOCATION:        233 S Wacker Drive

EDUCATION:       Bachelors degree or paralegal certificate  from an ABA approved program.

EXPERIENCE:       5+ years of extensive foreign and domestic trademark prosecution experience with knowledge of SEAGIS and CPI docket database.

DESCRIPTION:  Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking a paralegal to support our Trademark practice in our Chicago or Atlanta offices. The Trademark Paralegal will work on matters relating to trademark, copyright and domain name matters, with an emphasis on foreign and domestic trademark prosecution. This position will interact with colleagues in a team setting and will work directly with other paralegals, attorneys, case assistants, clients and third party vendors and is expected to uphold the image of the Firm by maintaining positive contact with clients, attorneys and staff, and observing confidentiality of client matters.  Job Description: -Assist attorneys and clients in intake, planning and managing trademark portfolios. -Manage multiple client-facing databases containing all completed and pending trademark matters for each client. -Assist with preparation, filing, prosecution and maintenance of trademark applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. -Initiate foreign filings and coordinate and correspond with foreign trademark agents concerning foreign trademark applications. -Develop foreign filing strategies and file Madrid international trademark applications. -Monitor prosecution deadlines. Ensure thorough communication and proper responses are provided. -Prepare status charts for clients.
-Communicate and correspond with clients concerning new and pending applications. -Maintain and expand ongoing client relationships. -Conduct online trademark searches and other investigatory functions. -Organize, maintain and update files and docket information related to clients’ trademark portfolios. -Domain name and copyright experience a plus.  Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree or paralegal certificate from an ABA approved program. -5+; years of extensive foreign and domestic trademark prosecution experience with knowledge of SEAGIS and CPI docket database. -Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, detail-oriented work environment. -Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) -Exhibit a high degree of initiative and independent judgment with excellent troubleshooting and follow-thru skills. -Computer proficient with advanced skills in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, ---Excel, Explorer and Outlook) required. Knowledge and experience with database management and administration is preferred.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     https://recruiting.seyfarth.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?Tag=953dace0-923f-4095-af92-0383276fe60b

Posted: October 16, 2018

Corporate Paralegal

Seyfarth & Shaw-  Main

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:        Office Administrator
LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago

EDUCATION:       Four (4) year college degree in any discipline

EXPERIENCE:       Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Strong research and investigative skills.Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).Strong computer and software skills (LexisNexis, Westlaw, etc.) Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and coordinate work. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with federal, state and local rules/filing procedures preferred. Possess strong interpersonal skills with ability to build strong relationships. Accepts ownership of projects and is successful in driving projects, as well as daily tasks, to a successful conclusion. Ability to adjust and adapt quickly to changing situations. Ability to work with detailed information accurately and efficiently. Able to maintain  Confidentiality. Ability to interact with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism. Exhibits clear and concise telephone and email etiquette. Must be able to work well as part of a team as well as work independently. Is responsive and sensitive to internal and external deadlines. Must quickly grasp the goals, service, culture and strategy of both the office and the firm overall. Must conduct him/herself professionally in appearance and actions; must set a positive example for all personnel. Flexibility for travel and overtime required. Education and Experience Minimum of five years’ experience as a Corporate Paralegal; ten or greater years’ experience preferred. Degree or certificate in Paralegal Studies is a plus, but not required. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we offer an excellent total compensation package, which includes medical/dental coverage (PPO/HD), vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability plans, 401(k) with employer match, paid vacation/holiday/sick days, wellness programs and more.

DESCRIPTION:      We are searching for an experienced Corporate Paralegal to join our team. The paralegal will work independently to assist lawyers and provide   support to the lawyers in the Corporate and Securities team and other transactional practice groups as needed. It is essential that this person be a self-starter and able to work well both in a team environment as well as independently. This role is expected to be a substantive contributor to the outcomes described and must ensure that client service and client satisfaction are attained in all areas. A Corporate and Securities Paralegal must display good judgment, and effective interpersonal communications; Confidentiality and discretion are required consistently. Job Description Assist attorneys to prepare integral corporate  documents/materials. Work with lawyers to prepare all documents required to form corporations (both business and not-for-profit corporations), partnerships and limited liability companies in any state. Assist lawyers in the preparation of documentation for amendments, withdrawals, mergers and dissolutions of corporations, partnerships and/or limited liability companies. Assist lawyers with the completion of stock certificates. Complete franchise tax forms for lawyer review. Create and maintain corporate minute books.Work directly with attorneys and clients during closings and corporate transactions. Provide lawyers with assistance in the preparation for and closing of various corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings. Prepare audit letters for distribution to auditors and clients. Gather litigation and billing information to prepare draft responses to auditors' requests for information. Assist with federal and state securities filings. Work directly with lawyers to prepare transaction and disclosure documents and federal and state blue sky filings relating to securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933 and schedules and reports required under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Prepare/conduct UCC Filings/Searches. Assist lawyers in the preparation and filing of UCC filings and handle UCC filing search requests in all states. Work with Internal Revenue Service. Assist with the completion and filing of SS-4 Forms with the Internal Revenue Service for the purpose of obtaining Employee Identification Numbers (EINs) for corporations, partnerships and/or limited liability companies. Other tasks and projects as needed.The statements contained in this job description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     https://www.seyfarth.com/staff

Posted: October 10, 2018

Construction Paralegal

Gould & Ratner LLP-  Sole office

47 Attorneys; 45+ Staff

Reports to:        Supervising Attorneys
 LOCATION:       222 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 800, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:       Bachelor's degree or an ABA-approved paralegal certificate

EXPERIENCE:     No experience required

DESCRIPTION:     Mid-sized loop law firm seeks an entry level paralegal interested in learning the construction practice and motivated to pitch in wherever needed.  Will work with our construction lawyers on a variety of projects including drafting consulting contracts, organizing forms, learning AIA software, organizing contract exhibits, and assisting with the development of construction presentations and articles.  Must have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and be highly proficient in MS Office Suite, in particular Excel and PowerPoint. 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:    HR@gouldratner.com

Posted: October 3, ,2018

Corporate Finance Paralegal

Vedder Price-  Main office

200 Attorneys; 500 Staff

Reports to:       Paralegal  Manager
 LOCATION:       222 N. LaSalle, Ste 2600 Chicago IL

EDUCATION:       BA or equivalent degree or experience. A certificate from an ABA approved paralegal training program preferred

EXPERIENCE:     Minimum of five (5) years’ Paralegal experience involving transactional and corporate/securities matters.

DESCRIPTION:     All aspects of deal management for Finance, Healthcare and other transactions from inception to post-closing, including document organization, preparation and filing of documents for closings, assistance at closings, post-closing management and follow-up and oversee/manage preparation of closing sets.  Assistance with document distribution and UCC management.  Familiar with both buyer and seller side transactions and equity deals.  This high-profile position involves direct interface with attorneys, clients, Corporate Services and opposing counsel.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:    ch.Recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted: September 26,2018

Immigration Paralegal

Vedder Price-  Main office

200 Attorneys; 500 Staff

Reports to:       Paralegal  Manager
 LOCATION:       222 N. LaSalle, Ste 2600 Chicago IL

EDUCATION:       Bachelor’s degree required.  Paralegal certificate preferred.

EXPERIENCE:      • Minimum five years’ law firm or corporate experience in business immigration • Strong knowledge of LawLogix Immigration software preferred • Knowledge of global immigration a plus

DESCRIPTION:      Responsibilities include managing individual caseload for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters and global matters, working closely with in house HR personnel and other client contacts. Responsibilities: • Prepare and file nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions and applications, including all employment-related categories • Prepare EB-1, 2 and 3 petitions and adjustment applications • Prepare visa and naturalization applications • Manage active cases of foreign nationals employed in the United States
• Prepare PERM labor certification applications • Provide guidance to foreign nationals in anticipation of visa interviews at consulates abroad • Assist in conducting I-9 audits • Manage all aspects of outbound visa from preparation, document collection, to filing with Appropriate Consulate (e.g. China, UK, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand, Philippines, Brazil). • Manage and correspond with clients. • Assist with case file management and with the collection of data and documentation necessary to prepare and file of applications.
• Assist corporate clients with having documents Legalized and Authenticated by Secretary of State and various Consulates. • Knowledge of/experience in both NIV and IV cases • Interact with USCIS, DOL, DOS, CBP, ICE and other government agencies.  • Administer LawLogix immigration software • Analyze and organize client records and related data

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:    ch.Recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted: September 11,2018

Paralegal- Trust & Estates

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP-  Main office

300 Attorneys; 300 Staff

Reports to:       HR Manager
 LOCATION:       525 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60661

EDUCATION:       Bachelor’s degree and five or more years progressive trust administration experience managing all aspects of trust accounts are required, preferably in a law firm environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Legal research knowledge and ability to use law library are required. Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited paralegal program a plus.

EXPERIENCE:      Computer proficient with experience and working knowledge of Westlaw and other trust-related databases, Internet research, due diligence, Excel, Access, Outlook, and MS Word preferred. Applicable knowledge of legal and investment terminology with a strong trust administration background and proficiency in West’s Federal Estate Tax program and fiduciary income tax forms and extensions. Ability to prepare federal and state estate tax returns, as well as familiarity with estate and gift tax return software programs, highly desirable. Exhibit high degree of initiative with excellent analytical, technical, and critical-thinking skills requiring an aptitude for detail, precision, and logic in order to analyze and research probate trust/estate data, process information, conduct legal research, and perform essential duties. Excellent organizational skills including record keeping, data collection, and system information. Ability to compile and analyze complex data and furnish concise, detailed information in report format, written correspondence, e‑mail, or verbally. Ability to identify and analyze probate trust/estate issues and inquiries and to recommend and implement solutions. Ability to organize, prioritize, and oversee numerous tasks from inception to completion, and ensure work is completed within strict deadlines. Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment, and adapt to changes in workflow. Proactive with excellent troubleshooting, problem resolution, and follow-through skills. Ability to perform mathematical calculations and apply mathematical concepts when computing, reconciling balances, and verifying numerical data on forms and documents. Ability to operate standard office equipment including computer, laser printer, telephone, photocopier, calculator, scanner, facsimile, etc. Ability to occasionally retrieve and distribute files, written documentation and copies, or office supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.  Work occasionally requires more than 37.5 hours to perform the essential duties of the position.
Ability and availability to travel to other Firm locations when required. We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental/vision, 401k with employer contribution; transportation fringe benefit program; back-up care option; generous paid time off policy; and long-term and short-term disability policies.  Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA-M/F/SO/Disability/Veteran.

DESCRIPTION:      Katten is a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services in the United States and abroad. Our nationally recognized practices include corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, environmental, commercial finance, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Our more than 650 attorneys serve public and private companies, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. We provide full-service legal advice from locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai.   Summary for the Senior Paralegal - Trusts and Estates position:  The Paralegal is responsible for providing paralegal support and assistance to attorneys in the management, coordination, and administration of all aspects of trusts and estates in probate within established administrative procedures. This position requires heavy client contact. Maintains professionalism and strict confidentiality in all client and Firm matters. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of trusts and estates in probate.  Prepare and file probate documents in order to open and/or close estates, as well as prepare all requisite documents relative to trusts and estates in probate.  Collect and distribute estate/decedent’s assets by contacting banks, brokerage houses, and appraisers. Prepare receipts and releases. Open, establish, and maintain estate checking accounts. Compile all information required to prepare annual tax returns.   Prepare and file Illinois state and federal estate tax returns including the court inventory. Review completed tax returns, prepare checks, obtain necessary signatures, and forward to the IRS. Forward executed tax returns to accountants; maintain archival files. Coordinate asset transfers and funding of trusts. If necessary, communicate with necessary parties relative to appropriate funding. Prepare for federal audit. Research and investigate any requests, problems or issues, and resolve with appropriate parties. Prepare initial drafts of client correspondence and memos. Responsible for client contact and communication to clients. Perform file organization and maintenance. Maintain up-to-date time reports to ensure accurate client billing.


SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=KATTMUCH2&cws=1&rid=5820

Posted: September 11,2018

Corporate Paralegal

Confidential-  Sole office

40 Attorneys; 35 Staff

Reports to:        Administrator
LOCATION:       Confidential

EDUCATION:       Paralegal
EXPERIENCE:       5 Years

DESCRIPTION:       Mid-Size downtown law firm seeks dynamic Corporate Paralegal capable of coordinating all transactional and entity maintenance for the firm’s business attorneys.  Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience and possess excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.  The paralegal should have extensive experience working with attorneys to prepare all documents required to form corporations (both business and not-for-profit), partnerships and limited liability companies in any state along with preparing/conducting UCC filings/searches.  Skills in light drafting to assist attorneys in preparing corporate documents/materials including Resolutions, and be able to create and maintain corporate minute books are required as is working directly with attorneys and clients during closings and corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions.  Experience with trademarks and copyrights a plus. 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     Recruiter60611@gmail.com

Posted: August 21, 2018

Family Law Paralegal

Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd-  Sole office

22 Attorneys; 22 Staff

Reports to:        Practice Manager
LOCATION:       19 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:       Paralegal certificate.
EXPERIENCE:       2-5 Years Litigation Experience, Family Law Experience Preferred

DESCRIPTION:       Growing downtown Chicago Law Firm is looking for an experienced litigation paralegal with family law experience.  Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills a must.  The qualified candidate must be detail-oriented, a self-starter who is extremely responsible, highly motivated, able to work in a fast-paced environment, possess a great work attitude and be a team player.  Candidate will be responsible for providing support to assigned attorneys and back up other paralegals as needed. This is a highly responsible and rewarding full-time position. Duties include but are not limited to: court filing, drafting of pleadings, preparing discovery, legal research and docketing. Submit resume and salary requirements in confidence.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     Visit careers@dadsrights.com   www.jmlevinglawltd.com/careers or call 312-296-3666

Posted: August 17, 2018

Real Estate Paralegal

Seyfarth & Shaw-  Main

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:        Office Administrator
LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago

EDUCATION:       Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate.
EXPERIENCE:       A minimum of 5 years previous experience in commercial real estate transactions, including experience with acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, construction and development, preferably at a law firm, although in-house experience will be considered.  Notary public preferred.

DESCRIPTION:      Under the direction of the real estate attorneys in our Chicago office, this position will assist attorneys in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including documentation, due diligence, closing and post-closing activities for real estate acquisitions, dispositions, finance, leasing, development and construction projects.  Essential Job Functions: Order and review title commitments, exception documents and surveys, interfacing directly with the title company and surveyor to resolve any issues or discrepancies. Preparation and administration of contract critical dates and closing checklists. Preparation of earnest money escrows and coordination of delivery of deposits. Coordination and assistance with all aspects of closings, including preparation of conveyance documents, closing statements, and other closing documents and obtaining transfer tax stamps, zoning certificates, duplicate tax bills, water certifications, condominium letters, certificates of insurance and payoff letters. Attending to all post-closing requirements, including preparation of closing indices, the preparation and organization of closing binders, and monitoring all post-closing deliveries or requirements. Preparation of clear and concise correspondence and memorandum. Preparation of initial draft documents, amendments to agreements or leases and miscellaneous documents, including estoppel certificates, for attorney review. Preparation of lease and loan abstracts. Review Planning and Zoning Reports.  Knowledge of formation of entities and review and preparation of organizational and authority documents. Preparation and filing of UCC financing statements, order UCC lien and other searches and prepare summaries of lien search results, and record documents in various counties and states. Must possess excellent legal research skills, including knowledge of electronic databases.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     https://www.seyfarth.com/staff

Posted: August 17, 2018