CORPORATE PARALEGAL

Location: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Our client, the largest provider of temperature controlled distribution services in the US, is seeking a Corporate Paralegal to join their team at their Corporate Office in Atlanta, Ga.

Primary Reponsibility: 
Assist and provide a range of legal support and administration to Legal Counsel and business executives in daily activitiesw and projects.


Essential Functions:
Assist Legal Counsel in resolving matters primarily focused on Contract, Litigation, Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy and Real Estate Matters.

Provide support to all aspects of the Business Development (Sales) function including the drafting and administration of customer agreements and ancillary documents including Bailee Waiver Agreements, Warehouseman Lien Enforcements, Mutual/Non-Disclosure Agreements and various other contract types as needed.

Preparation, review and organize  basic  documents including  Vendor Agreements, Service Contracts, Leases, Subleases, Licenses and other real estate documents.

Review and analyze other business documents as needed.

Assist other legal Department staff with the following:

Preparing and filing annual corporate filings as needed with state and federal regulators.

Preparing and maintaining corporate secretary books for company, parent, and affiliates.

Draft, negotiate and facilitate the related processes and procedures to obtain signatures and track documents in process.  Assist with follow up matters on executed contracts.

Draft and maintain quarterly legal log.

Perform Legal research and public searches (i.e., UCC).

Interact with outside counsel, internal clients and customers.

Perform research and data collection.

Provide research and discovery in preparation of dispute resolution.

Assist with the management of the Companys Document Retention and Destruction Policy.

Administrative responsibilities include managing the Companys contract database information system together with the related physical files, including the update and maintenance of central on original filing, copying and faxing documents as requested.

Administer the Legal Department Matter Management System which tracks data, status and matter specific information as well as facilitates review and processing of invoices from outside counsel and audits for compliance with Company billing guidelines.  Facilitate appropriate coding and payment processing of outside legal expenses and perform related data entry

Other duties upon request.

Experience and Skills
Education, Training & Professional Experience:

5+ years work experience in a Paralegal role

Prior in-house experience preferred.

Paralegal certification preferred

Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft applications and contract databases including specifically Excel, Access.

Experience with CounselLink or other matter management software system preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities & Employment Standards:

Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of contacts, including outside attorneys, senior management, and business associates.

Self-starter who relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Must excel in a deadline-driven environment.

Must demonstrate in depth knowledge of compliance obligations affecting business.

Must possess excellent writing, organizational, negotiation, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

Must have strong customer service orientation.

Must demonstrate consistently high quality work product.

Must be able to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced and sometimes unstructured work environment.

Must have the ability to build systems and processes.

Demonstrates flexibility and commitment.

Demonstrates an uncompromising level of integrity and code of ethics and maintain a high degree of confidentiality

Salary range is $65K - $80K
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