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 looking for an experienced Corporate Paralegal to join our team in Seattle. 

This position provides a full range of paralegal support to our attorneys in the corporate and business practices, working primarily on private company mergers and acquisition, equity financings, and general corporate matters in support of our business clients. The paralegal will proactively communicate with clients to ensure client needs are met and 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES
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 corporate and LLC formation documents, 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 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.
  • Manages multiple financings/deals running concurrently while also keeping corporate records current.
Corporate Transactions (including mergers, acquisitions, private placement equity investments, joint ventures and other significant corporate transactions)
  • Assists attorneys in preparing due diligence request lists and responding to due diligence requests in corporate transactions; 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.  
  • Conducts (or assists in) basic corporate and commercial due diligence in support of corporate transactions.
  • Prepares and maintains closing checklists for corporate transactions. 
  • Drafts and revises (or assists in drafting and revising) disclosure schedules for corporate transactions.
  • Acts as primary interface with filing services for any corporate filings required to complete a corporate transaction; keeps all parties aware of filing deadlines.
  • Assists in closing of corporate transactions, including drafting ancillary documents, preparing signature pages, updating investor schedules, tracking receipt of signatures, and compiling fully executed copies of documents and agreements.
  • Prepares stock certificates, Form D’s and other securities filings required in connection with the corporate transaction.
  • Prepares closing volumes; updates stock ledgers and capitalization tables as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience
  •  A strong background in providing corporate and transacitonal paralegal support, preferably with at least 3 years in a law firm environment, is required;  
  • 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 Carta and Capshare, is not required, but candidate will be expected to become proficient in both quickly.
  • Proficiency in the use of electronic signature applications (e.g. -DocuSign) and document retention databases (e.g. - Google Docs, Dropbox and other proprietary virtual data rooms).  
  • 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 every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine’s policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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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