Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.  Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking an experienced Corporate Paralegal with developed M&A experience to join our team in Seattle or Portland.

This position provides a full range of paralegal support to the attorneys in our Business and Tax Departments, working primarily on corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Proactively communicates with clients to ensure client needs are met; possesses the ability to identify client issues and respond in a timely manner.

At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.

Your contribution includes:
 M&A / Corporate Transactional Work
  •  Assists attorneys in preparing due diligence request lists, responding to due diligence requests in transactions, reviewing basic corporate and commercial documents in connection with due diligence, and preparing basic due diligence summaries and memoranda.
  • Proficient in setting up and using different technology platforms (i.e. virtual data rooms) and other methods for responding to such requests; maintains best practices for organizing, tracking and communicating due diligence responses.  
  • Prepares and maintains closing checklists for M&A transactions. 
  • Acts as primary interface with filing services for any corporate filings required to complete an M&A transaction.
  • Assists in closing of M&A transactions, including drafting ancillary documents, preparing signature pages, tracking receipt of signatures, and compiling fully executed copies of documents and agreements
  • Prepares stock certificates, Form D’s and other filings required in connection with the transaction.
Corporate Maintenance and Support
  •  Prepares formation and foreign qualification documents and amendments for corporations and limited liability companies; prepares and manages filings for licensing and other permits.
  • Drafts corporate documents, including but not limited to bylaws, shareholder agreements, shareholder and board meeting minutes and consents, stock certificates, and form agreements, as appropriate.
  • Manages corporate minute books, capitalization tables and stock ledgers on behalf emerging company clients; proficient at using incorporation and cap table management software and applications; maintains firm best practices for keeping corporate records current and easily accessible.
  • Assists clients with administration of equity incentive plans; prepares equity grants using form agreements, as appropriate; researches and prepares required federal and state securities filings.
Join us if you have: 

Education and Experience
  •  A strong background in corporate transactional work is required; background in financings, joint ventures, divestitures and other corporate transactions helpful
  • Bachelor’s degree and completion of paralegal program of study, or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skill.
Skills and Abilities
  •  Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) for the creation and editing of documents, Proficiency in cap table management software, including Capshare, is not required, but candidate will be expected to become proficient quickly.
  • Proficiency in the use of electronic signature applications (e.g. -DocuSign) and document retention databases.  
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and methods of client communication as needed.
  • Ability to understand and follow work directions, make discretionary decisions, manage multiple priorities and respond to urgent requests with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent proactive communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships and communicate verbally and in writing, with clients, firm members, and other business contacts.
  • Exceptional client service skills, as well as the ability to handle stressful situations in a calm, composed manner.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and be highly organized and accurate.
  • Strong time and task management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, service environment.
Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities. 

We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.


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