Transactional Corporate Paralegal (Venture Capital, Private Equity, Fund Formation, Capital Markets)

Transactional Corporate Paralegal (Venture Capital, Private Equity, Fund Formation, Capital Markets)

Location: Chicago, IL

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

Salary & Benefits: Generous salary, 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 Silicon Valley or San Francisco office to support a team of attorneys across all aspects of Fund formation to IPO life cycle. Candidate must be willing to work independently in a fast-paced, corporate environment. Well-paid overtime can be anticipated.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage complex projects independently under limited supervision
  • 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
  • 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 preferred
  • 2+ years of Corporate Paralegal experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong research skills; utilizing legal research software Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC/EDGAR, CapMx, ShareWorks, Carta, etc.
  • Experience with '34 Act, Section 16 filings, beneficial ownership rules, legend removal opinions and other securities matters.
  • Great communication skills written and verbal