The Senior Paralegal-Governance and Corporate Transactions provides support to the Legal Department in the areas of corporate governance, entity management and corporate transactions. This position will provide assistance in the preparation of board meeting materials, corporate records (including minute books) for the Bank and its affiliates and other corporate regulatory filings, drafting legal documents and interacting with Corporate Secretary, Board of Directors and regulators as needed. This position will also assist with corporate transactions, including due diligence and closing preparation.
*Minimum of 5 years of paralegal experience with a law firm or in-house required.
*Minimum of 3 years of corporate transactional experience with a law firm or in-house required.
*A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association.
Maintain corporate records for the Bank and its affiliates, including the preparation of written consents, organizational documents and other corporate documentation as needed for subsidiaries and affiliates.
Responsible for dissolution and formation of entities as directed; ensure entities satisfy state registration requirements to remain in good standing; assist with entity reorganizations, contributions, dividends and other entity transactions.
Maintain compliance calendars for significant entity and governance events in accordance with legal requirements and internal policies and procedures.
Assist with board meeting preparation, including preparation of agendas, materials and minutes; distribute materials via electronic board portal as needed.
Assist with legal aspects of acquisitions and financing projects, including data room management, coordinating with different groups for due diligence; assist with closing documents, order certificates of good standing and any other special projects.
Assist in maintaining corporate structure charts and subsidiary/affiliate lists.
Assist in permitting/licensing on various matters, including interfacing with the Bank's regulators as directed.
Assist with, obtain and distribute notarizations, apostilles, corporate filings and other corporate documents as needed; respond to requests for documents for audit and other review purposes.
Work with other members of the legal team on special projects and initiatives as directed.
Skills and Knowledge
Undergraduate degree preferred.
Strong research, writing, analytical, and communication skills -- both verbal and written required.
Contract drafting skills preferred.
Legal research and analysis (statutory and case law) experience required.
Legal research experience with Westlaw, Lexis and internet preferred.
Must be able to work accurately and effectively in a highly confidential, detail- and result-oriented environment.
Effective interpersonal, customer service and communication skills to interact effectively with all levels of bank personnel and regulators.
Must be self-motivated and be capable of working both independently as well as in a team.
Effective project management, presentation and organizational skills.
Strong computer proficiency (Microsoft -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Internal Number: LCAG-11788
About City National Bank
Los Angeles-based City National Bank offers a full complement of banking, trust and investment services through 72 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C. and Miami*. Its 5,200 colleagues deliver highly personal service and complete financial solutions to entrepreneurs, professionals, their businesses and their families.
Through its subsidiaries, including City National Rochdale, LLC; City National Securities, Inc.; First American Equipment Finance, and other affiliated companies, City National also makes available wealth management, brokerage and leasing services among others.
On November 2, 2015, City National merged with Royal Bank of Canada.