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Corporate M&A Paralegal

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Job ID: 5000

Updated: Apr 18, 2019

Location: San Francisco, 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 San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking a Mergers & Acquisitions Paralegal who will support multiple Corporate/M&A attorneys and the overall practice on a variety of deals.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Drafts, files and maintains various business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships.
  • Drafts and prepares organizational documents including consents, stock certificates, and basic corporate documents.
  • Prepares corporate minute books and records.
  • Assists with various aspects of corporate governance.
  • Research state corporate laws regarding foreign qualifications and other matters.
  • Prepares closing checklists, coordinates closings, prepares signature pages, and drafts necessary closing documents including officer certificates and consents.
  • Prepares and files statutory filings with Secretary of State, including amendments, conversions, mergers, and dissolutions.
  • Orders lien searches and summarizes lien search results.
  • Frequent contact with clients and attorneys.
  • 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).


OTHER FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary. Delete if not applicable.)

  • Any other functions/duties as assigned by management

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

The position will require use of analytical, organizational, and communication skills.  The Ideal candidate will have 1-5 years of general corporate, mergers and acquisitions experience with a bachelor’s degree preferred. Additional qualifications include strong computer abilities, creativity, and initiative.  Flexibility for travel and overtime is required.


  • N/A

Certificates, Licensures, Registrations

  • Paralegal certification preferred

Tools and Equipment

  • N/A


  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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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

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