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 is looking for a Paralegal to join our Corporate Department. The paralegal will be part of a team focusing on emerging companies and late-stage companies by assisting with formations, corporate governance, and transactions. The paralegal will have the opportunity to rely on existing experience as well as develop in-depth knowledge.

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
  • Communicate with clients, holders, directors, investors, and auditors
  • Handle due diligence and closing processes
  • Compile and distribute closing documents and closing volume
  • Handle daily corporate maintenance work
  • Organize client records and maintain files
  • Assist with annual compliance matters
  • Input time entry daily

The job requirements are:

  • Corporate experience at law firm or in-house
  • Understanding of corporate tasks and governance matters for private companies
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate

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

Austin, Boston, Boulder, District of Columbia, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and Wilmington: $43.21 – $58.46 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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