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Paralegal

Company: MiTek
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionMiTek® is a global provider of building solutions for the residential and commercial construction industries. Utilizing software, services, engineered products, and automated manufacturing equipment, MiTek partners with clients to accelerate their genius and deliver breakthroughs in building. With a rich 60-year history and a network of 6,500 team members worldwide, MiTek pairs local expertise with global capabilities. As a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B) company since 2001, MiTek has a record of continuous growth and innovation. Learn more at www.mii.com . SummaryThe Paralegal is responsible for maintaining corporate records and litigation files, developing and instituting processes within the paralegal function, and providing a range of legal support to attorneys in the Enterprise Legal Department (presently, five attorneys).Job Responsibilities & RequirementsEssential Functions:

  • Operating independently, develop and institute processes for the paralegal function
  • Provide supervision and direction to administrative assistant, as appropriate
  • Maintain domestic and international corporate minute books.
  • Prepare corporate resolutions and other corporate documents.
  • Renew Certificates of Authorization, file Annual Reports and Franchise Tax Reports in all states necessary for MiTek Inc. and affiliates. Maintain records of issues that arise in each state. Retain document files in legal file system
  • Maintain and disseminate updated listings of all U.S. and Foreign Directors and Officers
  • Review documents and draft legal documents
  • Perform legal and factual research, perform records research
  • Coordinate with insurance companies in connection with reporting claims, designating local attorneys, maintaining cost schedules for covered claims
  • Organize and maintain litigation files
  • Gather records and prepare responses for subpoenas and discovery
  • Collaborate with outside law firms, regarding, for example, patent and trademark applications, renewals, annuities, non-IP matters, and insurance retained counsel concerning product and other litigation
  • Create and maintain reports including Quarterly Litigation Reserve Report Skills & Abilities:
    • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
    • Problem Solving - Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Gather and analyze information skillfully. Develop alternative solutions. Work well in group problem solving situations. Use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
    • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations
    • Strong research and writing skills
    • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
    • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines
    • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task
    • Ability to work independently with little direction, to assess what needs to be done and do it
    • Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply higher level reasoning as well as common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with complex problems involving several concrete variables in non-standardized situations
    • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings
    • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information
    • Detail Oriented - High level of accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or a task
    • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Ability to interact professionally with others; including co-workers, vendors and customers
    • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Upholds organizational values. Ability to possess a high level of integrity and ability to work with and maintain highly confidential information is require Education:
      • Bachelor's Degree, Associate's Degree or Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies
      • Industry recognized certification from organizations such as NALA or AACP
      • Thorough knowledge of legal principles and practices
      • Thorough knowledge of legal research techniques Experience:
        • Five years of experience as Paralegal; In-house experience required
        • Notary, preferred
        • Experience in using legal database software
        • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
        • Experience in redlining documents using Microsoft Word Track Changes IND123 MiTek is an E-Verify and Drug and Tobacco-Free Workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer; and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or transgender status), age (40 and over), genetic information (including family medical history), veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. For accommodation to assist with completing this application, please contact Human Resources at +1 314-434-1200.www.mii.comPI129689120

Keywords: MiTek, Chesterfield , Paralegal, Legal , Chesterfield, Missouri

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