Sidley Austin LLP

  • Paralegal (Global Finance)

    Recruiting Location US-IL-Chicago
    Paralegal & Project Assistant
  • Summary

    The Global Finance Paralegal will manage all aspects of large scale financial transactions; and assist with research and document management.   The position will require overtime and may involve some travel.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support lawyers in the Global Finance Group on commercial loans, securitizations and other corporate finance transactions;
    • Draft and arrange for the recordation of U.C.C. financing statements and fixture filings and exhibits;
    • Research Article 9 & U.C.C. issues;
    • Obtain, review and analyze lien search reports and prepare lien summaries;
    • Obtain incorporation/formation documents and prepare initial drafts of ancillary closing documents;
    • Review, summarize and organize due diligence materials;
    • Conduct, monitor or coordinate a closing and all post-closing activities;
    • Review closing documents for completeness and compliance;
    • Supervise the preparation and distribution of closing books;
    • Other responsibilities as assigned by the lawyers or paralegal manager


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


    Education and/or Experience:


    • BA/BS with strong academic credentials
    • Minimum 2 years experience at a medium or large law firm in banking or financial transactions
    • U.C.C. experience



    • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA accredited program    


    Other Skills and Abilities:

    In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:

    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
    • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
    • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
    • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
    • Exercises confidentiality and discretion
    • Strong proofreading skills.



    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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