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Investment Funds Paralegal

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Job ID: 4397


Location: Houston, TX, United States

Category: Paralegal

About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions


The Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking a Private Funds paralegal who will support multiple corporate partners and the overall practice on a variety of transactions. The essential job functions include the following:

1. Fund Formation

  • Prepares and files incorporation and formation documents, typically in Delaware but also other jurisdictions

  • Prepares initial short form agreements

  • Prepares board consents and stockholder consents

  • Completes and files Form SS-4s to obtain EINs, as well as other tax related forms

  • Prepares and files qualification and withdrawal applications

  • Prepares and files statutory filings

  • Maintains closing checklist as necessary

  • Formulates solutions to problems which may arise, such as good standing issues

  • Interfaces with corporate service providers regarding statutory registered agent services (including changing contact information)

  • Provides direct support to clients (using discretion to handle matters directly or involving an attorney)

2. Private Funds Tracking and Reporting

  • Subscription Booklet Tracking and Indexing

  • Reviews investor subscription booklets and indexes into Access database and identifies follow up

  • Contacts investor regarding follow-up items relating to their subscription booklet

  • Creates and maintains Access database with revised investor information when updated documents arrive and generate reports

  • Generates and maintains status chart and generates reports

3. Electronic Closing Files

  • Maintains executed electronic copies of all governing fund agreements, resolutions, opinions, support certificates, fund tax forms, securities filings, etc.

  • Maintains electronic subscription booklets and related side letters on document management server

  • Updates subscription booklet materials with revised documents from investors

  • Updates closing checklist as new fund related documents and agreements are complete

4. Closing Files and Subscription Booklets

  • Maintains closing files

  • Updates subscription booklets

5. Closings - General

  • Handles signature page distribution to client

  • Prepares closing notices including General Partner acceptance pages

  • Prepares support certificates

  • Obtains executed opinion

  • Orders certified copies and good standing certificates

  • Identifies and resolves problems that arise

  • Verifies General Partner acceptance pages and distributes closing notices to investors

  • Runs Blue Sky audit and coordinates with fund attorneys regarding required state securities filings

  • Prepares and distributes closing book materials for new investors

  • Prepares final closing book index and assemble and distributes and uploads closing book

Qualifications & Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess experience in one or more areas including M&A, private equity, debt finance, asset finance & securitization, private funds, investment management.  The ideal candidate will possess 2+ years of corporate paralegal experience with a bachelor’s degree preferred. Additional qualifications include excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication skills, strong computer abilities, creativity, and initiative.  Flexibility for travel and overtime is required.

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Closing Statement

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