Corporate Paralegal

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Wilson Sonsini is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 1,200 attorneys in 19 offices: 14 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is looking for an experienced Paralegal to work closely with attorneys on private and public companies in our dynamic Corporate Department. The paralegal would be an important part of our team in handling formations, compliance and corporate governance, financings, mergers, public offerings, and capital market transactions.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare corporate documents, such as incorporation documents, board and shareholder actions, indemnification agreements, and third-party agreements
  • Process stock and option administration, including drafting agreements and preparing reports
  • Manage capitalization processes and records in equity management platforms, including Rule 701 analysis
  • Conduct research to prepare and manage corporate and securities filings
  • Assist with D&O Questionnaires
  • Perform public company governance filings and tasks, such as Section 16 reporting, legend removal letters, and transfer agent matters
  • Prepare EDGAR Code applications and stockholder documents
  • Communicate with clients, holders, directors, investors, and auditors
  • Handle due diligence and closing processes
  • Compile and distribute closing documents and closing volume
  • Assist with franchise taxes, SEC yearly filings, and notices to clients
  • Handle daily corporate maintenance work
  • Organize client records and maintain files
  • Input time entry daily

The job requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate
  • Prior corporate paralegal experience at a law firm
  • Strong working knowledge of corporate tasks for private and public companies
  • Substantive understanding of corporate governance matters and transactional work
  • Experience with securities and corporate laws
  • Experience in capitalization management platforms such as Shareworks and Carta
  • Proficient with Excel spreadsheets
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and prioritization skills to manage projects simultaneously under deadline pressure

The primary location for this job posting is in Palo Alto, but other locations are also listed. The actual base pay offered will depend upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to the selected candidate’s qualifications, years of relevant experience, level of education, professional certifications and licenses, and work location. The anticipated pay range for this position is as follows:

San Francisco and Silicon Valley: $45.48 – $61.54 per hour

The compensation for this position may include overtime and a discretionary year-end merit bonus based on performance. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

Benefits information can be found here. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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