Join our talent network

Corporate Paralegal (Century City)

This job posting is no longer active

Job ID: 4924

Updated: Feb 13, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA, 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 Century City office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking a Mergers & Acquisitions Paralegal who will support multiple corporate attorneys and the overall practice on a variety of deals.

Corporate M&A Transactional

  • Drafts and files certificate of formation, certificate of incorporation, amendments, conversions, mergers, and dissolutions, typically for Delaware but also other jurisdictions
  • Prepares and files qualification and withdrawal applications
  • Drafts written board consents and written stockholder consents, including both organizational and transactional closing matters
  • Drafts resolutions to be presented at a board meeting and/or stockholder meeting
  • Prepares basic organization documents, including initial stock subscription agreement, stock certificates and stock ledger
  • Completes and files Form SS-4s to obtain EINs
  • Compiles and maintains minute books and stock ledgers
  • Conducts research to assist attorneys in determining jurisdictions for qualification
  • Orders lien searches and summarizes lien search results
  • Calculates Delaware franchise tax (both methods); also calculates franchise tax for other jurisdictions
  • Obtains information from, and provides information to, clients
  • Formulates solutions to problems which may arise, such as good standing issues
  • Interfaces with corporate service providers regarding secretary of state filings and statutory registered agent services (including changing contact information)
  • Provides direct support to clients (using discretion to handle matters directly or involving an attorney)

Closing and Post-Closing - General

  • Drafts written consents approving closing agreements
  • Drafts certificates including secretary and officer certificates
  • Prepares closing files
  • Handles distribution of signature pages
  • Orders certified copies and good standing certificates
  • Identifies and resolves problems that arise
  • Prepares and files UCC statements, amendments and termination statements
  • Reviews collateral description on lien summary
  • Prepares initial draft of closing checklist
  • Assists with closing, including tracking down signature pages, filling in dates, tracking down final agreements and providing general support
  • Prepares closing book index and assembles closing book, and assists in distribution

Handles distribution of original securities (e.g. stock certificates, unit certificates and notes)

Qualifications & Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess experience in one or more areas including M&A, private equity, fund formation, investment management and/or venture capital.  The ideal candidate will possess 5+ years of corporate paralegal experience with a bachelor’s degree and California 1820 Certification preferred. Additional qualifications include excellent analytical and organizational abilities, excellent attention to detail, solid communication skills, strong computer abilities, creativity, and initiative.  Ability to manage multiple assignments and prioritize appropriately. Flexibility for overtime is required.

This position will be located in Century City.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  To complete an application and submit your resume, please click "Apply Now."

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Closing Statement

The job postings and recruiting mailbox are for candidates only. If you are a recruiter, search firm or employment agency, and do not have a signed contract with Kirkland & Ellis LLP ("K&E") and have not been asked specifically to submit candidates, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if K&E hires the candidate. Direct contact with K&E employees in an attempt to present candidates is inappropriate and will be a factor in determining any future professional relationship with the Firm.