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Transactional Paralegal

  • Location

    Chicago, IL

  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking

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  • Salary:

    Competitive + Overtime

  • Contact:

    Emily Kirkpatrick

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Our client, a prestigious financial services firm based in Illinois requires a, Paralegal to join their internal Legal Team on a full-time basis. 


This is a great opportunity for a hardworking, driven Transactional Paralegal to join a busy legal team, reporting directly into the Head of Legal, advising on a number of matters affecting the Firm. This is an ideal position for candidates currently working within Big Law or similar looking to move in-house to an equally corporate environment.  


As a Transactional Paralegal you will be:

  • Drafting trading agreements, standard templates and/ or amending existing ones

  • Preparing and executing on said agreements (both e and hard copies)

  • Working closely with both internal and external Counsel/ parties on negotiations, updates and other outstanding issues

  • Ensuring all software systems and databases are accurate and regularly updated

  • Familiar with relevant corporate documents and able to advise on said documents where necessary

  • Advising on, and dealing with KYC requests

  • Completing audit work on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis


    As a Transactional Paralegal you will need:                                         

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law with a GPA of at least 3.5

  • Between 5-8 years previous paralegal experience

  • A positive and motivated attitude with a willingness to work hard, the role is overtime eligible


    Please note: This client is currently working on-site and would prefer applicants willing to work on-site, however will consider applicants wishing to work from home for the time being. Appropriate social distancing measures are in place.


    Our client can offer market leading packages to qualified hires with amazing benefits, competitive salaries and PTO. 


    At this stage only US Citizen/ Permanent Residents/ Green Card holders are being considered. 


    I am a GRC & Legal market specialist working with a variety of clients across companies US-wide. If this role is of interest to you, or if you would like to explore other opportunities in the market, please feel free to reach out directly to Emily Kirkpatrick on (646)349-4480 or