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Senior M&A Paralegal

Company: Cooley
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Paralegal Position summary: M&A Paralegals support Cooley attorneys who regularly represent clients in mergers and acquisitions and other complex corporate transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures, spin-offs, and SPACs. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Position responsibilities: General:

  • Research, collect, index and distribute historical and other transaction related documentation relating to target or acquiring entity as well as precedent transaction materials
  • Obtain transaction specific information from client team and work closely with client team in gathering information as required throughout the transaction process
  • Conduct on-going research relating to current M&A trends and practices
  • Manage due diligence and conduct due diligence reviews as appropriate
  • Manage data rooms
  • Facilitate open lines of communications with opposing counsel and other outside advisors
  • Draft Key Document Checklists and transaction related documents
  • Form merger subsidiaries
  • Prepare/Review capitalization and conversion tables
  • Manage signature collection process
  • Coordinate distribution of executed documents
  • Assist in preparation of Registration Statements
  • Draft and file transaction related SEC documents
  • Comply with notice and other communication requirements of any stock exchange
  • Prepare transaction books
  • Attend to any post closing tasks
  • Work with client team on post closing and integration matters
  • Assist with conflicts check and conflicts waiver process
  • Prepare transaction working group lists
  • Maintain close working relationship with client team throughout transaction process
  • Assist with organization and maintenance of M&A library materials
  • Assist with organization and circulation of M&A newsletter
  • Maintain and circulate M&A Activity Report
  • Attend to or assist with any other M&A transaction or group related task
  • Other tasks as assigned Skills & experience: Required:
    • Available to work overtime, as required
    • After orientation at Cooley LLP, exhibit proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, iManage and other firm applications
    • 5+ years of substantive work experience as a M&A paralegal or legal project manager
    • Bachelor's Degree Preferred:
      • Previous law firm experience
      • Paralegal Certificate Competencies:
        • Excellent oral communication and organizational skills
        • Ability to work well under pressure
        • Ability to work well with others
        • Proven ability to take initiative and, as needed, direct projects autonomously
        • Must be able to manage multiple projects while maintaining high quality and excellent client service Cooley LLP offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE The expected hourly pay range for this position is $60.00 - $70.00. Please note that final offer amount will be dependent on geographic location, applicable experience and skillset of the candidate. We offer a full range of elective benefits including medical, health savings account (with applicable medical plan), dental, vision, health and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits, life insurance, AD&D, long-term care coverage, backup care for children and/or adults and other parental support benefits. In addition to elective benefit options, benefited employees receive firm-paid life insurance, AD&D, LTD, short term medical benefits as well as 21 days of Paid Time Off ("PTO") and 10 paid holidays each year. We provide generous parental leave and fertility benefits. New employees will attend a detailed benefit orientation to learn more about our many benefits and resources.

Keywords: Cooley, Palo Alto , Senior M&A Paralegal, Legal , Palo Alto, California

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