• Paralegal (Finance) - Entry Level

    Job Locations US-NY
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/14/2019 10:05 AM)
    Job ID
  • General Summary

    At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For©" for 20 years in a row. 

    Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices. 

    Essential Duties

    What we’re looking for:

    Please note this position is designed for 2019 graduates to begin in June 2019. The Finance practice group is looking for two full time, entry level paralegals. They will assist attorneys in all stages of corporate and finance transactions, and with the preparation of documents necessary to comply with federal, state and local regulations in the conduct of business activities.

    Skills Needed to be Successful

    Position Overview:

    • Assist attorneys in preparing transaction documents/materials
    • Work with lawyers to prepare certificates and various documents in connection with asset purchase, finance and securitization transactions.
    • Work directly with attorneys and clients during closing of transactions Manage and assist with the closing of various transactions, including preparation, coordination and organization of closing binders.
    • Prepare/Conduct UCC Filings/Searches Assist lawyers in the preparation and filing of UCC filings and handle UCC filing search requests in all states.
    • Liaison Establish relationships and effectively liaise with clients and vendors on a regular basis.


    What else?

    • Four year college degree
    • Self-motivated and detail oriented
    • Ability to work well in a team environment
    • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to multi task in a fast paced environment
    • Must be available to work overtime
    • Preference will be given to candidates who plan to or have taken the LSAT and plan on attending law school within the next 2 to 3 years

    Additional Information

    The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time. 


    Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position. In accepting a position, it is understood that continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. A satisfactory background check is the absence of a criminal record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant/employee’s suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position. 

    Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate. 


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