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Corporate Governance Paralegal

Job Location: Denver
Job Description:

Corporate Governance Paralegal

EverWest’s Legal Department is responsible for the management and negotiation of legal and risk issues across the company’s diverse portfolio of real estate assets, as well as all legal and regulatory aspects of the company’s activities.   The Legal Department Corporate Governance Paralegal is responsible for formation and management of corporate and real estate investment entities and coordination of outside law firms engaged in corporate entity governance.  Depending on the experience and interests of the successful candidate, the Corporate Governance Paralegal will also have responsibility for one or more of the following areas: vendor and construction contract preparation and negotiation; coordination of regulatory compliance work within EverWest’s Compliance function; or management and coordination of legal technology systems including electronic billing and payment systems with EverWest’s outside law firms.  The role interfaces heavily with internal and external clients. The position reports to an attorney in EverWest Legal Department located in EverWest’s headquarters in Denver.  The position is eligible for at least one day per week of remote work.  

Salary & Benefits

The starting salary for this position generally ranges between $77,000 to $92,000. This range is an estimate, based on potential employee qualifications, operational needs and other considerations permitted by law. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the stated range based on various factors including, among other factors, location, education and training, experience, internal pay alignment, and performance. A potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions. Many candidates’ compensation will start in the bottom half of the stated range. This role is also eligible to participate in a merit-based annual bonus program, health, vision, and dental insurance plans, long and short-term disability, 401K plan, and PTO. This information is provided in connection with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, and similar positions located outside of Colorado may or may not necessarily receive the same compensation. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Corporate Entity Management: 
  • Forms and maintains corporate and real estate investment vehicle entities, with primary responsibility for entity tracking, governmental filings, corporate recordkeeping, board meetings and materials, resolutions, stock issuance, and other key aspects of corporate secretarial functions.
  • Oversees and coordinates outside counsel and corporate service providers who perform entity governance tasks, and liaises between internal and external constituents and outside counsel
  • Develops understanding of complex entity structures, serves as internal expert on entity structures and procedures, prepares organizational charts, and answers questions and prepares documents to facilitate closings and other transactions.
  • Organizes and maintains accurate file systems, maintains signature authority database, and partners with internal auditors, accountants and tax specialists.  
Areas of Additional Responsibility based on skills and interests of the successful candidate:
  • Vendor and Construction Contracts:  Prepares vendor contracts and other basic agreements on Legal Department forms, negotiates changes in accordance with established parameters, and escalates contracts and requests to outside counsel or Legal Department attorneys when appropriate.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Assists Chief Compliance Officer with key Compliance function tasks including reporting, compliance testing, annual filings, diligence on third parties, and other compliance projects.  
  • Legal Technology Systems and E-Billing: Oversees management of e-billing software (SimpleLegal) and payment program for law firm bills, maintains relationships with law firm accounting staff, and interfaces with EverWest corporate accounting personnel.   Acts as first point of contact for legal invoice matters, and legal matter creation.  May also manage other legal technology solutions such as contract management software.
Education and Experience Expected:
  • Associate degree in relevant field required
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred
  • Minimum of 2+ years’ experience working as either a corporate paralegal, transactional paralegal, contracts administrator or title company transaction coordinator 
  • Working knowledge or experience with the Investment Advisers Act or SEC compliance functions preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed:
  • Advanced technology skills (i.e. Microsoft Suite, databases, and software navigation)
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously 
  • Advanced skills demonstrating attention to details and checking for accuracy
  • Unquestionable integrity in the performance of all job responsibilities
  • Highly responsive with ability to develop effective working relationships and provide excellent client service
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage tasks to completion, and track documents/dates/deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and handle competing priorities within a fast-paced environment