Investment Funds Paralegal (Entry-Level)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - New York, NY4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $52,000 - $72,000 a year
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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are currently seeking a Paralegal to join our Investment Management practice group that will report directly to assigned attorneys and practice management.

This position will reside in the New York office and will be responsible for supporting the attorneys on the Investment Funds team. The department offers the opportunity to gain paralegal experience while working with an innovative and collaborate team focused on serving the legal needs of prominent private investment fund clients.

Key responsibilities of this position include:
Arrange filings, mailings and service list deliveries, including preparing tax filings with the IRS (including but not limited to SS-4’s, 8832’s, etc.), securities filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (generally, via online websites), “blue sky filings,” Commodity Futures Trading Commission and National Futures Association (generally, via online websites).
Assist with the organization of client materials and attorney work product including in computer based technology, especially in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Maintenance of forms and databases relating to partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies and other corporate forms, and research with respect to state filing requirements.
Assist with on-going administrative client matters including preparation of routine or special board resolutions (officer appointment resolutions, transaction specific resolutions, etc.) and amendments to formation certificates and entity operating agreements.
Form and qualify entities to do business in various states and other jurisdictions including coordinating with foreign counsel (e.g., Cayman Islands, Marshall Islands, Anguilla, Luxembourg, etc.) to form entities and prepare formation agreements.
Under the supervision of an attorney, draft, edit, conform and otherwise assist in the preparation of legal documents including drafting simple initial formation agreements (such as certificates of formation/incorporation/limited partnership; limited partnership and limited liability agreements, etc.).
Prepare binders and closing sets of completed transactions including preparation of distributions to clients and/or investors.
Maintain files and other case or project records; circulate materials to project team, as needed; and maintain chronological records of project activity.
Obtain services from outside contractors, including filing and registered service providers and foreign counsel.
Act as liaison for the project team with support departments and other offices of the firm, anticipating and assuming responsibility for special staffing needs, such as overtime, clerical and/or notary assistance.
Perform Apostille procedures regarding obtaining and certifying various legal documents.
As requested by the administrative practice management, and/or assigned attorneys, coordinate work of other paralegals and/or project assistants or clerical team members.

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree and/or professional certification a plus
Strong analytical skills and research skills
Strong service orientation, and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with users, peers, office and firm management, and outside business partner
Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to organize self and others
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate potentially detailed and complex information to others
Thorough knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat

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