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Legal Assistant – Mergers & Acquisitions

Legal Assistant needed for growing law firm in Edina, MN, working in the area of mergers and acquisitions. Experience in drafting M&A closing documents preferred. General corporate entity knowledge is a must. This is an exciting opportunity for a confident self-starter who can work independently and act with tact and good judgment. Assistant must be proactive and willing to take initiative and ownership. Must have M&A or general corporate experience. Must have 5 years of prior legal experience, as well as strong computer, proofreading, and word processing skills. Organization skills and attention to detail a must. Competitive salary and benefits.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Provides secretarial support to attorneys
  • Prepares correspondence of a confidential nature
  • Arranges meetings and appointments, calendars same
  • Prioritizes mail
  • Answers routine correspondence
  • Answers, screens, directs and places telephone calls
  • Obtains and maintains working knowledge of attorney’s area of practice
  • Enters time sheets for attorneys
  • Has knowledge/is familiar with specialized legal policies, procedures, formats and terminology
  • Assists the firm’s lawyers in the delivery of legal services
  • May also, under the supervision of a lawyer, perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts
  • May draft legal documents; compile, analyze and summarize data, perform legal research through computerized networks
  • May utilize software applications/databases to manage complex legal matters
  • May have client contact
  • Prepare expense reports on behalf of attorney

Qualifications and Skills

Must have 5 years of prior legal experience, as well as strong computer, proofreading and word processing skills. Organization skills and attention to details a must. Email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.