Finance Paralegal – Mayer Brown LLP

Job ID  24649484mayer
Position Title  Finance Paralegal
Company Name    Mayer Brown LLP
Location(s)      Chicago, Illinois, 60606, United States
Posted  July 25, 2015
Entry Level     No
Job Type        Full-Time
Apply URL:      Mayer Brown LLP

Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 20 key business centers across the Americas, Asia and Europe. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.

If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Chicago Paralegal department as a Finance Paralegal to support Mayer Brown’s Banking and Finance practice group.

Responsibilities for this position include:
•Prepare various documents/instruments: UCC forms/attachments, closing lists, corporate charters, LLC/partnership formation documents, corporate resolutions, officer certificates etc.
•Participate in finance closings: create/update closing list, distribute documents/signature pages, and draft closing certificates •Order/review/chart lien searches, order business entity documents from public offices (certified charter, good standing etc.) •File UCC and corporate/partnership organizational and other documents with state offices •Participate in and help manage due diligence projects •Coordinate/oversee the work of the closing clerk, especially in the post-closing process •Work closely with, and under the supervision of, attorneys and a Paralegal Team Leader
Job Requirements
Education, training, experience:

•BA degree or relevant experience required. Paralegal certificate from ABA approved paralegal program preferred •Minimum of 5 – 8 years experience (mid to large-size law firm preferred) •Solid computer skills. Knowledge of and experience using MS Word, Outlook Calendar and Excel required •Familiarity with vendor websites and systems such as CT Advantage.com or Inkspot for preparation of UCC and corporate forms and public record sharing •Experience working with public/private financing, closing procedures, UCC (both preparation/filing of forms & lien searching), company/partnership formation and maintenance and public document retrieval, preferred •Attention to detail and strong organizational skills •Ability to work both independently and as part of a team •Ability to prioritize and organize work •Strong problem solving and creative thinking skills •Excellent oral and written communication skills •Flexibility to work overtime as needed, with ability to travel for extended periods as necessary.
•Lifting up to 25 lbs.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous vacation and personal/sick plan, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.

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