Paralegal - Finance

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 625 attorneys and 1,000 on our team firm-wide, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is seeking a Paralegal to support the Finance practice group in our Minneapolis office.

We are seeking a Paralegal with 3+ years of experience to support our Finance practice group in our Minneapolis office. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy — in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare first drafts of a variety of commercial finance loan documentation (including amendments to credit agreements, security agreements, amendments to note purchase agreements, subordination agreements, guarantees, intercreditor agreements, and other ancillary corporate documentation).
  • Review due diligence, prepare public record search orders, review the results and discuss issues with attorneys.
  • Review organizational documents for corporations, LLC, and partnerships and prepare appropriate certificates and resolutions authorizing the applicable finance transactions.
  • Raise relevant issues to attorneys.
  • Prepare and maintain transaction checklists.
  • Monitor deal progress and status of documentation. 
  • Create and update forms and template documents.
  • Communicate with attorneys and staff on transaction status, documentation needs, etc.
  • Respond effectively to questions and requests of clients and attorneys. 
  • Assist with legal due diligence, including reviewing and summarizing disclosures schedules and virtual data rooms and gathering publicly available information.
  • Gather and organize client and borrower information.
  • Coordinate closing logistics.
  • Build relationships with clients, attorneys, and staff based on trust.
  • Assist with developing and executing strategies to resolve matters favorably, efficiently, and cost-effectively for clients.
  • Perform other duties to ensure that clients receive the best and most cost-effective legal solutions.

Requirements:

  • Paralegal certificate/degree or Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least three years’ related work experience preferred.
  • Experience with and basic understanding of commercial finance transactions preferred.
  • Experience drafting complex documents preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Sound judgment, including the ability to identify and escalate issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings, acummings@taftlaw.com.


Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.