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Corporate Paralegal

Company: Hire Velocity
Location: Tampa
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

Overview

What Success Means in this Role
The Corporate Paralegal will ensure the firm complies and adheres to legal aspects of its business operations. This role will perform administrative duties including administration of contracts and contract review; NDA maintenance, privacy agreements, legal research, review and response to vendor questionnaires, preparation of various routine and specialized documents and correspondence litigation support.

Essential Activities Performed
Prepare, proofread, and review materials and legal documents including NDA's, employment contracts, client contracts, sub-contractor contracts, amendments, and resolutions to ensure accuracy, conformance to standard legal style, consistency between clauses and/or provisions, verification of citations, codes and other legal references; verifies completeness.
Maintain corporate existence where required and evaluate nexus for state and local tax purposes.
Review and maintain Business Associate Agreements.
Review and maintain firm compliance such as CPA licenses, and other compliance licensing requirements.
Advise leadership in evaluating intellectual property rights based on IP developed by the firm.
Review and analyze insurance related documents to ensure compliance.
Respond to vendor questionnaires for clients who require detailed information regarding firm governance and operations.
Advise leadership as to federal-based requirements based on federal contracting.
Assist in responding to RFP's from a legal perspective.
Assist in immigration and/or issues related to US and non-US employment matters.
Conduct legal and factual research and data analysis as directed; compile data from sources such as electronic and hard copy digests, practice manuals, and/or published laws and regulations.
Follows up on work assigned to outside counsel.
Assist in gathering information and documents in response to legal cases, subpoenas, attorney letters and administrative agency requests; and timely coordinate distribution of appropriate documents and information with outside legal counsel and other requesting parties.
Organize, index, scan, duplicate, file and/or save case-specific legal documents, and other materials.
Draft legal documents for corporate governance including Board meeting minutes, corporate resolutions, and annual meeting matters.

Key Capabilities for Success in this Role
Demonstrates capabilities with moderate supervision.
Strong interpersonal skills with a service-oriented mindset who can work well within a team and independently.
Gathers, analyzes and synthesizes complex or diverse information skillfully.
Demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail.
Demonstrates strong writing skills; Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs.
Exhibits proficiency in the performance of duties; Demonstrates competence; Produces accurate and thorough work product; Displays strong organizational abilities and effective time management.
Interacts effectively with management, other team members and the public; Uses discretion and tact; Maintains highly sensitive and confidential matters.
Uses good judgment to identify and resolve problems; Makes appropriate decisions.
Communicates effectively in a business environment; Responds to verbal direction; Follows instructions and gets clarification when in doubt.
Must be proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Exercises good judgment in decision making.
Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Requirements - Education, Skill & Abilities:
Associate or Bachelor's degree.
Current paralegal certificate.
Five (5+) years of experience including paralegal or other legal paraprofessional or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Advanced-level skills in Microsoft Office Suite required, with extensive knowledge in Word, Outlook, knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint is helpful.
Demonstrate initiative, creativity and ability to work independently; gather and analyze information skillfully; and devise beneficial solutions. Ability to interpret instructions and respond to management's directions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience writing and/or reviewing reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.
Strong multi-tasking skills necessary to prioritize and achieve results in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to manage confidential and time sensitive information using the highest degree of discretion and integrity.
Ability to maintain professional composure and poise in high pressure situations.
Demonstrate excellent people skills with ability to work at all levels of the organization.
Negotiation skill necessary to successfully resolve differences while maintaining positive working relationships.
Exceptional organizational & time management skills and attention to detail.

Preferred Requirements - Education, Skill & Abilities:
Experience in working in accounting or compliance industry. Associated topics: administrative, administrative assistant, administrative associate, clerk, legal assistant, legal secretary, paralegal, paralegal corporate, receptionist, secretary

Keywords: Hire Velocity, Tampa , Corporate Paralegal, Legal , Tampa, Florida

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