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Corporate Paralegal (Mergers & Acquisitions & Private Equity)

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #203

Corporate Paralegal (Mergers & Acquisitions & Private Equity)

Location: Chicago, IL

The Organization: Large U.S. Based Multinational Law Firm

Salary & Benefits: Base salary up to $80K; Generous paid overtime and bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; 401K w/match; Life Insurance; exceptional culture.

Summary: Seeking a Corporate Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois to support a team of attorneys across all aspects of M&A and Private Equity practice work. Candidate willing to work independently in a fast-paced, corporate environment. Well-paid overtime can be anticipated.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain corporate filings and documentation records

  • Maintain confidential client information and case management software; improve workflow regarding storage and recall of materials

  • Oversee IPO transaction tasks, including: draft checklists, attend due diligence meetings, proofread legal documents and coordinate site visits

  • Create and proofread agreements for content, accuracy and format

  • Prepare deal documents, including: disclosures, exhibits, SEC filings, questionnaires, financing statements, cusip number applications, purchase agreements and merger agreements

  • Files UCC statements

  • Handles incorporation and certificate of formation in Delaware, as well as working with corporate service providers to maintain compliance with filing deadlines

  • Handles sensitive documents, such as stock certificates and other securities, in addition to maintaining stock ledgers

  • Provide pre-closing, closing and post-closing assistance

  • Conduct non-legal and legal research; perform due-diligence

  • Prepare correspondence, audit letters responses, working group lists and closing checklists


  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 5+ years of Corporate Paralegal experience

  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Strong research skills; utilizing legal research software Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC/EDGAR, etc.

  • Great communication skills written and verbal

  • Travel for casework

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