Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Paralegal
Vedder Price Opportunities
 Dallas, TX

Requisition Number: CORPO01220

Vedder Price is seeking a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Paralegal. The Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Paralegal is responsible for all aspects of deal management for M&A and other transactions from inception to post-closing, including document organization, preparation and filing of documents for closings, assistance at closings, post-closing management and follow-up and oversee/manage preparation of closing sets. Familiar with both buyer and seller side transactions and equity deals. This high-profile position involves direct interface with attorneys, clients, Corporate Services and opposing counsel.

As a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Paralegal, your duties will include but not be limited to:

General

  • Develop and conduct research related to transactions and filings through both print and electronic sources
  • Develop physical and virtual data rooms; manage data in firm approved data management system
  • Preliminary organization of records and documents
  • Manage corporate services vendors, post-completion billing and vendor invoice management
  • Manage client information in client management database

Merger and Acquisition

  • Prepare withdrawal and qualification documents in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws and regulations for conducting business
  • Prepare stock certificates, legend, and backing sheets
  • Draft shareholder and board consents
  • Draft and file amendment certificates for corporation or Limited Liability Companies
  • Prepare and draft merger or purchase agreements
  • Prepare and draft disclosure schedules
  • Draft, assemble and track signature packets
  • Manage/oversee the preparation of closing sets, binders and CDs (electronic format) and other post-closing deliverables; distribute to appropriate parties
  • Assist attorneys with various tasks and assignments
  • Interact and coordinate projects with various service companies
  • Recognize and resolve problems

Entity Formation

Draft organizational, incorporation, and formation documents including, but not limited to the following:

  • Articles of organization, operating agreements, consents, qualification documents
  • Conduct name availability and reserve entity name if required
  • Draft subscription agreements, stock certificates, stock powers and related documents
  • Prepare SS-4 form and apply for Employer ID Number
  • Coordinate execution of consent forms for using service companies as Registered Agent
  • Interface with the Corporate Maintenance Team to transition annual maintenance tasks and send them documents for minute book creation and maintenance

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Willingness and flexibility to work overtime
  • Ability to work under pressure on time-sensitive projects
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently
  • High level of attention to detail

Qualifications & Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred
  • ABA-approved paralegal certificate is preferred
  • At least 3 years of paralegal or related experience involving transactional and corporate securities matters required
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the following software:

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Vedder Price P.C. is an equal opportunity employer. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability (where applicant is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations), medical condition, protected veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We participate in E-verify.

Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require special assistance or an accommodation during the process due to a disability should contact the Vedder Price Recruiting Team at vprecruiting@vedderprice.com.

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