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Corporate Paralegal ^ *

Legal | Santa Clara, CA | Contract

Job Description

Corporate Paralegal ^ *

The company's Legal team is looking to add a Corporate Paralegal to its dynamic and team-oriented legal team. This is a cross-functional position in a lean organization that prides itself in being team-oriented. As one of two Corporate Paralegals, you will be responsible for managing a wide variety of corporate matters from entity management, corporate governance to financial reporting, supporting acquisitions, financings and other corporate transactions globally. You are extremely organized, tech-savvy and proactive, with a desire to learn and grow. You are customer-focused, collaborative and have experience working directly with outside counsel and senior management.

What You’ll Do

  • Draft and prepare minutes, consents, powers of attorney, officer certificates and other basic corporate and commercial documents.
  • Manage and maintain records of corporate subsidiaries, board minutes, director and officer information, governance policies and compliance processes.
  • Assist with periodic financial and other reporting obligations, such as prepare compliance certificates and conduct related parties’ diligence.
  • Advise internal stakeholders on corporate governance and compliance issues, provide corporate information upon request.
  • Support the Company's subsidiary entity structure, including legal entity formation, dissolution, and global restructuring projects.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams (e.g., Finance, Tax, Treasury) to ensure efficient workflow and handling of requests.
  • Assist where needed with other Corporate Legal matters.


  • 4+ years of corporate paralegal experience ideally at both a major law firm and a sophisticated in-house legal department focusing on corporate work.
  • General corporate experience, including experience with entity maintenance, understanding of corporate governance best practices and, preferably, financial reporting and SEC filings.
  • Demonstrated record of success with subsidiary management and other corporate matters.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program.
  • California notary certification is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of corporate entity database processes, i.e., Blueprint/Diligent or GEMS.
  • Familiarity with invoice approvals processes.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Strong sense of accountability and ownership over projects, proactively identifying and resolving issues with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to follow instructions with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to research, synthesize and effectively communicate complex information.
  • Aptitude for digesting new information, learning and growing into new areas.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Being a team player who manages well under pressure and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Displaying a positive, high-energy attitude with cross-functional clients and team members.
  • Initiative to address problems and make continuous process improvements.

Santa Clara, CA               Contract to hire opportunity

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