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Paralegal II (M&A / Debt Finance)

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Job ID: 6024

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Category: Paralegal


About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions


The Salt Lake City office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking an experienced corporate paralegal who will assist in the transactional area, supporting multiple corporate attorneys focusing in Mergers & Acquisitions and Debt Finance, and the overall corporate practice on a variety of deals.

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

Job functions may include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Prepares and files final annual reports in connection with conversions, mergers and dissolutions
  • 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
  • Drafts basic organizational documents, including initial stock subscription agreement, stock certificates and stock ledger
  • Prepares minute book in connection with incorporation
  • Maintains stock ledger
  • Completes and files Form SS-4s to obtain EINs, as well as other tax related forms
  • Drafts and compiles secretary’s certificate, support certificates and officer’s/closing certificate package including all exhibits
  • Identifies whether company is in good standing, communicating any good standing issues to attorneys, and determines what actions are necessary to get back into good standing
  • Handles distribution of signature pages
  • Orders certified copies, good standing certificates and bring down letter
  • Prepares and files UCC financing statements, amendments and termination statements
  • Order lien searches and review lien search results and prepare lien summary
  • Assists with closing, including handling signature pages and packets, filling in dates, tracking down final agreements and providing general support
  • Manages distribution of original securities (e.g. stock certificates, unit certificates and notes)

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • The ideal candidate will possess experience in mergers & acquisition and debt finance. 
  • An ideal candidate will possess 5+ 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.
  • Overtime is required.

Certificates, Licensures, Registrations

  • Paralegal certificate is preferred.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and multifunction printers.


How to Apply

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Closing Statement

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