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6 Mar 2023

Full-Time Paralegal – Banking, Finance, Corporate & Real Estate – Posted by Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Description

Thompson Coburn, a large full-service law firm with offices in seven (7) cities across the U.S., is looking for a Paralegal – Banking, Finance, Corporate & Real Estate to fill a full-time non-exempt position in its Los Angeles office. With over 400 attorneys and experience in 50 areas of law, Thompson Coburn is regularly recognized for its commitment to diversity and for providing clients with outstanding value and service. If you are looking for an opportunity to begin a new career as a paralegal, then this might be an exciting opportunity for you!  Two years (2) of experience is preferred. Ideal candidates will possess one of the requirements under the California Business & Professions Code § 6450 (c), will be detail-oriented and able to excel in a fast-paced environment. Candidates who are working toward earning one of the requirements under the Code will be considered Practice Area Specialists until the requirement is earned. This position is eligible for a hybrid-remote work schedule.
Job Responsibilities
  • Drafts UCC financing statements and subsequent amendments, assignments, or terminations with appropriate state and local agencies.
  • Conducts public records search of the parties, including judgments, tax liens, litigation, bankruptcy and UCC filings.
  • Reviews and organizes results of public records search.
  • Conducts public records search of the USPTO and Copyright office.
  • Reviews and organizes results of USPTO and Copyright office searches.
  • Assists with legal due diligence.
  • Prepares ancillary transactions documents.
  • Prepares and maintains transaction checklist.
  • Coordinates various aspects of closing, including preparing signature page packets, assembly and preparation of final, executed closing documents, assists with closing arrangements and distribution of closing materials.
  • Assists with post-closing tasks, including preparing and reviewing complex transaction closing binders and maintaining legal files.
  • Reviews title reports and prepares title memos for obtaining title policies.
  • Reviews surveys and zoning reports for compliance with client standards.
  • Reviews corporate organizational documents (including good standing certificates, bylaws, operating agreements, and articles or certificate of incorporation/formation).
  • Reviews secretary’s certificates and authorizing resolutions for board of directors and stockholder approval, as necessary.
  • Assists other practice areas, as needed.
  • Must track all billable hours.
Job Requirements
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence.  Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others.
  • Must have the ability to read, write and communicate fluent English; ability to compose documents in the appropriate business style using correct grammar and spelling; ability to communicate clearly using proper grammar and diction over the telephone.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have excellent organizational skills; ability to balance multiple projects, work independently and have strong time management skills, as well as prioritize work load.
  • Must have the ability to reason and apply common-sense understanding to situations encountered.
  • Ability to process routine daily functions while being able to resolve sensitive issues and complex assignments utilizing above average critical thinking skills.
  • The physical demands for this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order for him or her to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  These include being both mobile and stationary throughout the work day, having the ability to transport 20 pounds and being able to operate a computer and other business equipment found in the office.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
For applicants that meet the experience requirements for the role and are physically based in California, the expected pay range is $80,000/per year – $100,000/per year upon commencement of employment based on 37.5 scheduled hours per week.  Starting pay will be determined on an individualized basis with consideration for prior experience and additional qualifications.  This is in addition to a comprehensive benefits package offered by the Firm.
Thompson Coburn LLP is a large, full service, multi-state firm with offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Southern Illinois, and Washington D.C. At Thompson Coburn, our behavior and the expectations we have of ourselves are guided by the values that we hold in the highest regard: integrity, a passion for excellence, a focus on serving the client, a value of diversity, innovation, creativity, trust, and loyalty. Within the Firm, we value each other as people and colleagues. In addition to the exceptional working environment and a competitive salary, Thompson Coburn provides the following benefit options to qualifying employees:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance & ADD policies
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Profit Sharing plans
  • Parking/Transportation Stipend
  • Section 125 Plan (Pre-tax premiums, dependent care and medical reimbursement)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • College Savings Plan Deductions (529 Plans)
  • Long Term Care
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

How to Apply

Please apply on our website:  Professional Staff Job Opportunities | Thompson Coburn LLP or directly using the following link:

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

Job expires in 68 days.

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