Paralegal – New York, NY

The Paralegal will be responsible, for gathering, preparing, and summarizing relevant materials for use by the General Counsel and other senior members of the organization. The Paralegal will work on strategic and tactical legal initiatives, maintain contract files of new and existing counterparties, and perform legal research. In addition, the Paralegal, will be responsible for drafting agreements, facilitating business transactions, and assisting with managing other duties assigned

Paralegal Job Responsibilities:

  • Creating services agreements from templates, using a technology solution
  • Coordinating contract execution
  • Monitoring of relevant contractual items, using a technology solution
  • Maintenance of the global contract database
  • Other ad hoc tasks to support the legal team

Paralegal Qualifications and Skills:

  • Participating in educational opportunities to keep up to date on job knowledge
  • Reading professional publications
  • Maintaining personal networks
  • Participating in professional organizations
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Legal research and investigation skills
  • Ability to follow directions and procedures
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload and assignments

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited program preferred, or a combination of education and/or experience
  • 5 years of significant experience as a paralegal/legal assistant in a law firm setting, investment management firm or financial services firm.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools