The Paralegal is a member of the Corporate Secretary Group of the Law Department. The position reports to the Managing Attorney, Subsidiary Governance and is part of a team of corporate governance professionals. The Paralegal works on the management and implementation of the company’s growing complex organizational structure, which currently consists of 1500 US and foreign subsidiaries. The Paralegal provides high level support in complex and confidential legal areas relating to subsidiary management, corporate actions and transactions.
The Paralegal works independently, manages a wide variety of responsibilities, but knows how to identify matters requiring escalation or special attention, and must have a demonstrated ability to interact and communicate appropriately and professionally with management and company employees at all levels. The Paralegal is a highly diligent and self-directed worker with the ability to prioritize effectively, work under pressure, handle multiple projects and meet numerous competing and urgent deadlines.
The successful candidate will have strong computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, Work Share Compare and Adobe Acrobat. Experience with a legal entity management database, Visio, WorkSite, PowerPoint or SharePoint is preferred. Prior experience with public companies, the energy industry, complex corporate structures and international subsidiaries is preferred. This job requires exceptional organizational, proofreading, written and verbal communication skills, with strong attention to detail. We are looking for a team player, a solutions-oriented and collaborative member of our group. The Paralegal must have flexibility to work outside business hours on occasion, particularly during the last three months of the year.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
Manage life cycle of subsidiaries by preparing legal documents to effect formations, amendments, qualifications to do business, withdrawals, mergers, conversions, acquisitions, dispositions and dissolutions of limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships; manage annual report filings; maintain corporate minute books and corporate organization charts and update entity management database
Support in house attorneys, outside counsel and company stakeholders with corporate transactions (mergers and acquisitions, financings and joint ventures), including subject matter review of legal documents, due diligence, preparation and review of disclosure schedules and data rooms, preparation of corporate consents and closing certificates, coordination with third party legal service providers and acquisition integration
Implement structural changes and initiatives affecting subsidiaries, including preparing and drafting related filings and associated statutory review
Work cross functionally with key stakeholders in business units, outside counsel, auditors and third-party service providers to provide input on and provide information about organizational structure, ownership, management and authority
Draft corporate consents for subsidiaries, including annual meeting resolutions, officer changes, banking resolutions, approval of credit support and delegations of authority
Bachelor's or equivalent experience
Internal Number: 33580
About NextEra Energy Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida. NextEra Energy owns two electric companies in Florida: Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than five million customer accounts in Florida and is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold; and Gulf Power Company, which serves more than 460,000 customers in eight counties throughout Northwest Florida. NextEra Energy also owns a competitive energy business, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities indust...ry on Fortune’s 2019 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and ranked among the top 25 on Fortune’s 2018 list of companies that “Change the World.” For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.GulfPower.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.