Corporate Paralegal (Chicago)

McDonald Hopkins LLC is seeking a full-time Corporate Paralegal to join our Chicago office.


  • Good standing certificates
  • Prepare UCC lien searches and summarize results
  • Prepare and draft UCC-1 and UCC-3 filings
  • Complete and file SS-4s and obtain EINs
  • Prepare resolutions/secretary’s certificates, documents for closings, narratives of stock ownership history, and file amendment certificates for corporation or limited liability companies
  • Draft shareholder and board consents in lieu of meetings, meeting minutes, resolutions and documents
  • Proofread corporate documents and contracts, maintain tickler systems for filing and other due dates
  • Cancel and prepare unit certificates, stock certificates, and stock ledgers
  • Prepare and maintain corporate minute books
  • Familiar with Illinois corporate laws and procedures
  • Coordinate filings with corporate service providers and Secretary of State offices  
  • Prepare initial drafts of organizational documents, operating agreements, and shareholder agreements
  • Assist with entity formation, mergers, dissolutions, foreign qualifications, and related state filings
  • Assisting with closings of venture capital financings, acquisitions and mergers, and other transactions, including preparation of closing sets, Blue Sky filings and SEC filings

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Paralegal Certificate or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years corporate/transactional paralegal experience
  • Proficient in use of MS Office Suite, Excel spreadsheets, document management systems, and DocuSign
  • Experienced working with documents in data rooms
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills; proofreading skills, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently

McDonald Hopkins does not currently accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or headhunters.

McDonald Hopkins is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. (Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need without regard to any protected category.)

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