Paralegal (Financial Transactions) - posted 10/30/19

Paralegal (Financial Transactions) - posted 10/30/19

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Morrison & Foerster LLP
San Francisco
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Job Summary: 

ID: 7449
Location: San Francisco

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 17 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Paralegal (Financial Transactions) within our Finance Group in our San Francisco office.

The Opportunity

We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Paralegal (approximately two to five years' experience level) to join our Financial Transactions Group in our head office in downtown San Francisco.


Guided by department objectives and priorities, under general supervision the paralegal provides organizational and substantive support to attorneys and other paralegals within the practice group. Assignments may extend into other practice areas. Ensures client service and satisfaction are attained in all areas of position.

Paralegal Responsibilities

  1. Develop practice-specific knowledge, skills, and experience to manage projects and determine appropriate course of action; maintain proficiency in technology relevant to the position.
  2. Complete assignments following well-defined procedures; apply accrued knowledge and skills to manage general tasks independently.
  3. Develop research skills to identify and organize information and verify accuracy and completeness of information.
  4. Leverage resources to ensure highest quality of work product and to increase efficiency.
  5. Effectively organize and manage assignments to complete competing tasks within a timely manner.
  6. Organize and maintain files and databases relevant to practice group.
  7. Develop analytical skills to identify issues and effectively make decisions; resolve issues of limited scope and complexity exercising good judgment.
  8. Comply with administrative requirements to meet billable expectations; prepare and release timenotes on a daily basis; prepare and submit timecards on a weekly basis.

Specific Duties (Financial Transactions Group)

  1. Assist in all phases of closings of general financings, public offerings, acquisitions and mergers, and other corporate transactions.
  2. Review, prepare and file UCC financing statements.
  3. Draft closing certificates and closing checklists, coordinate lien review.
  4. Attend closing transactions and assist with document organization; prepare and distribute bound volumes of closing documents.
  5. Assist with formation of corporations and ensure that all requirements are met for successful ongoing operations of corporations.
  6. Proofread and redline documents.
  7. Conduct research and perform library and online searches.
  8. May assist with preparation of response to auditor letters.
Requirements or Qualifications: 

Ideal Candidate


Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  2. Two to five years relevant experience in practice area (Financial Transactions) or comparable work experience preferred.

Teamwork and Applied Skills

  1. Ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines under general supervision.
  2. Strong sense of accountability and taking ownership over projects.
  3. High level of accuracy and attention to detail in preparing work product.
  4. Ability to work concurrently on a variety of projects; flexibility in shifting focus.
  5. Excellent writing and communication skills.
  6. Flexibility to work overtime as needed to meet business and client needs.

Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We're passionate about what we do. We're equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect - for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are (, and what we do (

Should you find you're ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.


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