Paralegal

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Project Id
11317

Project Description

Global energy concern seeks a part-time Corporate Paralegal to work on a contract basis with responsibility for legal assistance to the in-house General Counsel, the corporate office, and its international offices and team. The Corporate Paralegal works under the direct supervision of the General Counsel as well as working with senior management and other personnel.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs corporate secretary duties such as setting up new entities both domestic and foreign, maintaining corporate structure charts, corporate formalities, and corporate records, liaising with foreign services companies, supervising foreign corporate compliance, preparing for and attending board meetings, maintaining corporate minutes, and drafting resolutions
  • Provides support to maintain D&O insurance and other commercial insurance as needed
  • Performs department administrator duties such as maintaining FCPA records, supervising other staff, providing support to the General Counsel, compiling documents and files, providing corporate information and contracts to personnel, providing and obtaining due diligence documentation, drafting agreements for attorney review, and disseminating agreements for signature
  • Provides information to private investor on legal and tax matters and other relevant items
  • Produces and disseminates written correspondence, reports, contracts, documents, files, information and memoranda, obtains authorized signatures, and maintains and protects sensitive, confidential and proprietary information
  • Interacts with diverse groups of external parties, outside attorneys, partners, shareholders, vendors and visitors, in addition to personnel at all levels within the organization
  • Maintain a library and record system of pertinent legal documents, materials, policies, reports and other information for retrieval by authorized viewers
  • Assists with capital calls from investor
  • Liaise with accounting department and outside accounting firms,
  • Set up bank accounts
  • Manage IRS filings and related compliance
  • Analyzes the needs of the department and makes recommendations
  • Prioritizes and organizes diverse workloads and responsibilities
  • Assists with and performs other corporate paralegal tasks as assigned

Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • High school diploma and paralegal certificate; college degree, preferred
  • Minimum 7 years corporate paralegal experience
  • Experience with international requirements for establishing and registering entities
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office software, including PowerPoint
  • Strong verbal and written skills – good communication skills a must
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple contractual obligations, remaining focused and calm in the face of distractions
  • The ability to effectively communicate & interact with senior management as well as outside parties
  • The ability to continuously adapt to change

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to solicit feedback on priorities to be able to stay on top of the most pressing matters
  • Ability to gauge realistic timelines for projects given multiple competing priorities
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural, multinational work environment
  • Demonstrated success in high-pressure work environment
  • English fluency required; ability to speak and read French is a benefit but not required Working Conditions:

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • paralegal: 7 years
  • setting up new domestic entities: 1 year
  • setting up new foreign entities: 1 year
  • corporate governance: 1 year
  • preparation of corporate minutes: 1 year
  • preparation and filing corporate docs (10-K’s, 10-Q’s, etc.): 1 year
  • maintenance of stock records: 1 year
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Paralegal Certificate

This Project is seeking consultants.

Project Location:
Houston,
Texas
This is not a remote position.
This position does not require travel.

Project Salary - Hourly
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Functional Expertise

  • Paralegal

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