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Paralegal

Legal | Mattoon, IL Corporate Office | Full Time

Job Description

Job Title:               Paralegal

Job Location:        Store Support Center, Mattoon, IL 

Reports to:             Corporate Attorney

FLSA Status:         Non-Exempt Hourly 

                                                                                                                                      

JOB SUMMARY

The paralegal will work directly with our corporate attorneys to research law, investigate facts, and prepare documents.

 

JOB DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist Corporate Counsel on legal research projects in multiple jurisdictions
  • Keep abreast of developments and status of assigned cases with working knowledge and analysis of facts and issues
  • Prepare and review various documents, including contracts
  • Responsible for highly specialized and complex assignments requiring a high level of independence
  • Gather factual information and perform legal research that is not available through routine sources and requires deviation from established procedures
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment by assisting with review of discovery and culmination of responses to third parties.
  • Prepare and maintain corporate and LLC organizational documents, actions, resolutions, and approvals
  • Initiate and maintain corporate and LLC entity registration, qualifications and annual reports in multiple jurisdictions
  • Assist with all aspects of third-party financing arrangements
  • Serve as an initial point of contact for internal clients on legal and regulatory questions and matters, and complete and file necessary paperwork to resolve regulatory or licensing issues.
  • Coordinate with existing and prospective lenders regarding identification, preparation, and maintenance of loan documents for properties and other projects
  • Assist Corporate Counsel, and outside counsel as required, to initiate and respond to litigation and administrative pleadings and discovery requests
  • Assist Corporate Counsel and coordinate with internal clients regarding IP registration, licensing, and protection in the U.S. and international jurisdictions
  • Monitor, file, coordinate and assist with property tax appeals
  • May be required to cross train and perform other duties, such as:
    1. Assist Corporate Counsel in all aspects of real estate acquisitions and dispositions, including title review, document review, and closings
    2. Assist business development personnel on various issues
    3. Initiate, coordinate and monitor entity business licensing and renewals in multiple jurisdictions

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2 years of relevant paralegal experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Paralegal certificate preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal oversight.
  • Experience and proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Demonstrated self-starter, critical thinker, good listener, ability to work well with others and teams, and ability to work under pressure at a fast pace
  • Experience and proficiency using Westlaw or equivalent online program
  • Ability to participate in our online applicant and new hire onboarding process remotely
  • Ability to complete computer-based training

 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.