Corporate Paralegal (Entry Level) - Private Investment Funds

Ropes & Gray - Boston, MA (30+ days ago)3.7


About Ropes & Gray Ropes & Gray LLP is a preeminent global law firm focused on providing the highest-quality advice on our clients’ critical legal and business issues. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals. These colleagues work together across a global office network that includes offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

We are a contemporary firm that can bring more than 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today’s global, 24/7 business environment. Our collaborative approach gives our clients—which include many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions—ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.

With an international presence, we focus primarily on the asset management, technology, life sciences, health care and real estate industries. Our clients include global industry leaders, financial institutions, investment firms, private equity firms, hospitals and health care organizations, educational institutions and individuals.

We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, real estate, intellectual property, business and securities litigation, government enforcement, antitrust, and privacy and data security.
Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB SUMMARY:

Participate as a team member and assist attorneys and paralegals in the corporate group. Work closely with the Private Investment Fund group to assist with the review and completion of subscription documents. Develop a baseline knowledge of rules and regulations pertinent to limited partner subscriptions in private funds. Support other corporate practice areas and assist with special projects as needed. Availability for overtime and flexibility for travel are required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Completes and reviews investor subscription documents, often on an accelerated time schedule, and seeks to ensure accuracy and consistency of responses; and tracks investor subscription documents using spreadsheets and databases.
  • Tracks and maintains corporate minute books and stock record books; maintains and manages database to track location and status of client records and institutional information.
  • Track, calendar and maintain deadline-driven documents.
  • Assists in the drafting of entity governing documents, resolutions, consents, minutes, equity ownership documents, and transfer agreements.
  • Review of KYC documentation, including entity governing documents, tax documents, and personal identity verification documents. Develop knowledge of entity legal structures.
  • Maintains electronic library of supporting documents for investor subscriptions.
  • Drafts closing documents including, but not limited to, closing certificates, partnership and operating agreements and side letters; coordinates legal closing of private investment funds to meet client deadlines.
  • Delivers final documents and closing sets to relevant guidelines in accordance with firm and client-specified protocols.
  • Ability to navigate electronic databases and document repositories.
  • Provides assistance to corporate clients with corporate maintenance/governance, as necessary.
  • Responsible for billing a minimum of 1600 hours of client-related projects and other credited work.
  • ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES:
    • Must demonstrate the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of the firm’s internal and personnel affairs.
    • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including management and support staff.
    • Ability to be a proactive self-starter, who understands the details within a much larger context.
    • Ability to embrace new processes and incorporate new technology to meet client demands as they evolve.
    • Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple, detailed tasks.
    • Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties.
    • Ability to plan, organize and carry out multiple related activities.
    • Ability to work in a multi-office environment.
    • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
    • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
    • Must pay attention to details and have the ability to follow up and follow through.
    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Performs other work-related duties as assigned by the managers, supervisors, and coordinators for the corporate paralegal group.
    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
    • The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree. A paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program is strongly preferred. The position will involve significant contact with lawyers and paralegals at the Firm and requires strong interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate must be a demonstrated self-starter who is both highly organized and a team player.
    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Normal office environment. Incumbent is expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.