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Corporate Paralegal

Seyfarth Shaw LLP  -  Main

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:        Office Administrator
LOCATION:      233 S. Wacker Drive          
EDUCATION:            Four (4) year college degree in any discipline.   
EXPERIENCE:       EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: - Four (4) year college degree in any discipline. - 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. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: - 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.           

DESCRIPTION:        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 SEC Filings. Work directly with lawyers to prepare SEC filings with regard to securities offerings and respond to the requirements of the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934 filings. 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://seyfarth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SSStaffCareers/job/Chicago/Corporate-Paralegal_180116

Posted: March 13, 2018  


Paralegal - Personal Planning Group

Perkins Coie  -  Branch

100+ Attorneys; 120+ Staff

Reports to:    Attorneys                      

LOCATION:                131 S. Dearborn  
EDUCATION:           Bachelor's degree      
EXPERIENCE:           3 years' recent experience in probate and trust administration in a medium or large law firm or equivalent; and recent experience with tax preparation software   

DESCRIPTION:          The Chicago office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced Trust & Estate Paralegal to join our Personal Planning Group and replace the recently vacated position. In this position, the paralegal will be working with a team of attorneys and our paralegal team and be responsible for administering all aspects of estate and trust administration including drafting Illinois probate court documents, estate inventories, accountings, preparing federal and state estate tax returns, preparing federal gift tax returns and drafting correspondence to beneficiaries. This is a full time position and flexible time/part-time hours of at least 28 hours per week that includes benefits for highly qualified candidates experienced at administering complex estates and working through IRS examination issues. Essential Functions of the Job: •Handling Illinois trust and estate administrations from start to finish with attorney supervision, including, but not limited to: •Assisting in the analysis, calculation or preparation of asset and gift summaries using Excel and zCalc and/or NumberCruncher software; •Preparing gift and estate tax returns; •Preparing documents related to the transfer of assets, including deeds, notices of withdrawal rights and assignments; •Drafting court documents and related probate documents based on knowledge of Illinois probate proceedings •Attending meetings or participating in conference calls with clients; and •Communicating with CPAs, advisors, and appraisers; •Handling probates and trust administration from start to finish with attorney supervision; •Forming closely-held entities, drafting entity agreements, and assisting with state filings and other ongoing maintenance of entities. Skills Required: •Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; •Demonstrated knowledge and experience with probate and trust administration matters; •Previous, recent experience preparing gift and estate tax returns; •Ability to express oneself effectively, both verbally and in writing; •Ability to handle multiple tasks, concurrent deadlines and communicate the status of projects; •Ability to analyze data and organize it for presentation to clients; and •Ability to work independently upon receiving assignments. Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years' recent experience in probate and trust administration in a medium or large law firm or equivalent; and recent experience with tax preparation software. Candidates must possess a client focused approach to work, be able to handle multiple assignments efficiently, work well under pressure, and have the flexibility to assist teams in meeting client demands on accelerated schedules. The ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter, and operate with strong initiative to meet billable requirements. To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your qualifications along with your current resume. 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.       

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:         https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-ppg-job-s20180312-chicago-il.html

Posted: March 8, 2018  

Trademark Paralegal

Confidential - Sole

20 Attorneys; 25 Staff

Reports to:       Paralegal Committee Chair       

LOCATION:              Chicago Loop
EDUCATION:            (Within job description)       
EXPERIENCE:         (Within job description)   

DESCRIPTION:       A leading Chicago-based firm with a specialty trademark, unfair competition and copyright prosecution and litigation practice, seeks a highly motivated trademark paralegal with at least 3-4 years of solid domestic and foreign trademark prosecution and portfolio management experience, either in-house or in a law firm. Hands-on PTO experience preferred. Strong computer skills and online researching skills are a must. Candidates must be able to work independently in a fast-paced, exciting atmosphere and must have strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careersiniplaw@gmail.com.

Posted: March 5, 2018   

Corporate Paralegal

Rathje & Woodward, LLC - Main

20 Attorneys; 16 Staff

Reports to:              Paralegal Supervisor                

LOCATION:         300 E Roosevelt, Suite 300, Wheaton, IL 60187
EDUCATION:          BA/BS or Paralegal Certificate required     

EXPERIENCE:         3+ years experience in commercial law.      

DESCRIPTION:              Assist attorneys in all phases of commercial real estate transactions and a wide variety of corporate transactional and litigation matters.        

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:           wheatonlawfirm@gmail.com

Posted: February 7, 2018


Paralegal - Tax & Estate Planning 

Dykema - Branch

64 Attorneys; 56 Staff

Reports to:        Senior Manager, Records Center                    

LOCATION:         10 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL             

EDUCATION:               College degree and paralegal certificate. 

EXPERIENCE:         Must know trust administration, post death funding. probate, and preparing estate, income and gift tax returns. 
DESCRIPTION:             Work with Tax and Estate Planning / Business Services attorneys. Work four, seven hour days a week.               

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:            Paralegal Manager at paralegalsupport@dykema.com

Posted: January 30, 2018 

GTF Paralegal

 Vedder Price P.C. - Main

300 Attorneys; 200 Staff

Reports to:               Paralegal/ Project Assistant Manager     

LOCATION:                222 N. Lasalle, Chicago, IL 60601

EDUCATION:         • A bachelor's degree is preferred. • A certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program is preferred    

EXPERIENCE:          • Minimum of two years’ experience in commercial lending/asset-based financing and transactional work • Familiarity with UCC's a plus • Able to learn quickly and apply training to practical issues • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Excellent verbal and written skills • Able to work under pressure on time sensitive projects • Able to work interdependently • Ability to travel as required • Excellent interpersonal skills • Effective in managing multiple tasks • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite • Willingness to work overtime • Annually log a target 1500 billable hours • Ability to lift 25 pounds    

DESCRIPTION:          Manage closings and prepare closing sets; preparation and filing of documents and UCCs for closings; post-closing document preparation and follow-up. This high-profile position entails direct interface with the Global Transportation Finance attorneys, clients and opposing counsel. Responsibilities: • Manage, prepare and distribute post-closing sets and other materials • Manage and coordinate transaction closings • Create electronic post-closing CDs • Assist attorneys with business leasing and loan transactions • Review and organize due diligence materials • Proof read • Prepare and review UCC filings and documentation • Draft closing documents and correspondence • Analyze and organize client records • Reconcile vendor invoices • Interact with clients and other counsel during business transactions • Work with project assistants and other support personnel to complete closing sets       

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

Posted: January 22, 2018 

Litigation Paralegal

 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP   - Main

242 Attorneys; 298 Staff

Reports to:              Litigation Paralegal Supervisor     

LOCATION:          525 West Monroe, Chicago, IL 60661              

EDUCATION:      Bachelor’s degree and three or more years related experience preferably in a law firm environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE:             Legal research knowledge and ability to use law library are required. Computer proficient with experience and working knowledge of Westlaw and other litigation-related databases, Internet research, due diligence, Excel, Outlook, and Word preferred. Proficient in the use and maintenance of Concordance databases, including but not limited to, running and monitoring complex electronic document productions. Substantive discovery and trial experience with state and federal courts. Applicable knowledge of methods of legal research, court rules and procedures, litigation terminology and documentation, docketing procedures, and bates numbering preferred. Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. Dependable team player with interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate, follow written and/or verbal instructions, provide information, and maintain effective relationships with a diverse group of attorneys, clients, staff, and outside contacts in person, by e-mail and telephone with courtesy and diplomacy. Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment and adapt to changes in workflow. Occasional travel to other Firm locations may be required on short notice.

DESCRIPTION:         Responsible for providing paralegal support and assistance to supervising attorneys and paralegals in all aspects of litigation. Other duties to include but not limited to: Organize and maintain documentation to large case management matters. Advise attorneys of status dates and changes. Monitor databases and coordinate staffing. Coordinate document retrieval under the supervision of the supervising attorneys. Maintain familiarity with key witness files. Assist in the preparation of documents for trial. Determine and maintain database needs for large case management. Perform electronic filings, summarize abstracts and prepare draft pleadings.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:            Nannette.pachol@kattenlaw.com             

Posted: January 20, 2018 


Levun, Goodman & Cohen, LLP - Main

11 Attorneys; 9 Staff

Reports to:              Partner     

LOCATION:              500 Skokie Blvd., Ste 650 Northbrook, IL 60062

EDUCATION:       Certificate in Paralegal Studies
EXPERIENCE:         Levun, Goodman & Cohen, LLP, a dynamic North Shore law firm, is seeking an experienced full-time real estate and corporate paralegal. A minimum of three years relevant law firm experience is preferred. Must be an organized and motivated self-starter problem solver with a “can do it” attitude, have excellent organizational and computer skills, and have a working familiarity with online researching and filings. Our firm offers an exciting, fast-paced and collegial work environment in a convenient Northbrook location. Most of our employees have very long tenure with the firm, averaging over 10 years Benefits include medical insurance coverage, generous paid time off policy and participation in a cafeteria plan, profit sharing plan and 401K plan. 
DESCRIPTION:         Principal duties include: Real Estate - Assisting in all phases of commercial and residential real estate transactions; Corporate – Assisting in a wide variety of corporate and business matters; Estate Administration - Assisting in various aspects of estate administration

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:         jeboyer@lgclaw.com

Posted: January 11, 2018