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Corporate Paralegal, Emerging Growth and Venture Capital

Ballard Spahr LLP
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
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Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking a Business and Transaction Paralegal to support lawyers both inside and outside the department to provide the highest quality of legal assistance to our clients. This position will work primarily with the Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice in Philadelphia. The selected paralegal will possess a mastery of technical and administrative skills, assume responsibility with minimal supervision, exercise initiative and judgment to make decisions within the scope of their assigned authority, work individually and as part of a team, and practice collaboration with firm employees in all offices.

Responsibilities include corporate formation and drafting initial corporate governance documents, preparing due diligence documentation and assisting with closings, including organizing, proofreading and tracking documents; preparing summaries in connection with disclosure documents, coordinating the execution of closing documents; assisting with researching federal, state and local laws, and preparing UCC and other required filings.

The successful candidate will have an understanding and some experience with founder share issuances, intellectual property assignments, 83(b) election forms; capitalization table management; equity incentive plans and the grant of equity under such plans (including familiarity with 409A valuations); and the ability to assist with basic fundraising documents, such as SAFE and Convertible Notes, and the related ancillary documents, including understanding the intersection with the capitalization table and share issuances.



Candidates considered will be detail-oriented, have good judgment and problem solving skills and be able to manage multiple priorities within time constraints. They will also be proactive self-starters with demonstrated experience maintaining high quality work product in a fast-paced team-oriented environment. Strong oral and written communication skills, organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary to be successful in this position.

Minimum requirements include a four-year college degree or significant relevant work experience in place of college degree. Prior paralegal experience and/or paralegal certificate preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and AdobePro are required. An understanding of Carta and other capitalization table management programs and a working knowledge of Lexis preferred. Flexibility to work overtime and travel to client sites, as needed. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/BallardSpahr/Careers and apply online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

Posted: 2021-02-02 Expires: 2021-03-04

Ballard Spahr LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 650 lawyers in 15 U.S. offices, serves clients across industry sectors in litigation, transactions, and regulatory compliance. We partner with clients—from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, governments, and non-profit organizations—to deliver the strategic counsel, powerful advocacy, and dynamic thinking that helps them overcome challenges, protect what’s important, and position for future success. The firm combines a comprehensive scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge. And we are nationally recognized in the development and use of innovative technology to drive efficiency, transparency, and results. Please visit www.ballardspahr.com.


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