Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
full-time part-time employee contract
Chambliss is looking for an experienced professional to join the Business section as a paralegal. Are you client-focused, and do you enjoy assisting a team with a variety of activities? This position plays an integral part to the section and involves direct communication and collaboration with our section chair, attorneys, legal assistants, and clients. Our business team serves clients ranging from startups and small businesses to international, publicly traded corporations in a variety of industries, such as food and beverage, health care, IT, manufacturing, real estate, and transportation and logistics. We operate in an innovative, fast-paced, fun, and collaborative work environment. And, our paralegal will need to hold a high level of professionalism, integrity, and be able to work with a dynamic, high-performing team.General Statement of Duties:Assist attorneys in all stages of corporate transactions and preparation of documents necessary to comply with federal, state and local regulations to support business activities. Researches, investigates and analyzes legal sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles and websites, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes. Perform other clerical duties as well as prepare legal documents. Maintains case files by organizing and tracking all important documents. Requirements:Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies, Legal Assistant, or related field; Baccalaureate degree preferred. Paralegal certification preferred. Three to five years related experience and/or training working in an organization providing paralegal services supporting corporate transactional work; ability to understand legal procedures and terminology. Have knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, and power point; document management systems; wed-based research tools. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Major Duties:Assist attorneys to prepare integral corporate documents/materials.Prepares legal documents such as contracts, initial and amended articles of incorporation, stock certificates and other securities, buy-sell agreements, closing papers and binders, deeds, trusts instruments, tax returns, estate plans, and other written reports for review and approval by assigned attorney for the case.Prepares all documents required to form corporations (both business and not-for-profit corporations), partnerships and limited liability companies in any state. Assist attorneys in the preparation of documentation for amendments, withdrawals, mergers and dissolutions of corporations, partnerships and / or limited liability companies.Drafting, filing and managing business entity documents including annual reports with state agencies.Work directly with attorneys and clients during closings and complex corporate transactions.Assist attorneys in the preparation for and closing of various corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and coordinating post-closing organizational matters.Prepare audit letters for distribution to auditors and clients. Gather litigation and billing information to prepare draft responses to auditor’s requests for information.Assist attorneys in the preparation and filing of UCC filings and handle UCC filing search requests in all states.Work with Attorney General’s Office regarding mergers and other transactions for non-profits.Work with Internal revenue service to complete 1023 applications for tax exempt status and the completion and filing of SS-4 Forms for the purpose of obtaining Employee Identification Numbers (EINs) for corporations, partnerships and/or limited liability companies.Work with regulatory authorities relating to operational and other concerns.File correspondence and legal documents in office filing system. Tracks and report hours billed.Desired Skills:Strong practical problem solving skills.Ability to communicate effectively with varying levels of sophistication.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of attorneys, clients, or the general publicAn appreciation of the ethical issues involved in dealing with individuals and organizations.Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.Ability to work independently in the performance of regular assignments.Ability to quickly apply knowledge and make effective decisions.Demonstrated ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions in a timely manner. Ability to work with team members and coordinate activities.