Requisition Number: 2023-11-04206-3521-001
Job Title: Corporate Paralegal
City: Houston
State: TX
Shift: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 40

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Corporate Paralegal

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Description/Job Summary

The Paralegal is responsible for performing a broad variety of work during all phases of various transactions within their specific practice area.  This role works under the supervision and direction of an experienced attorney.


  • Assist attorneys with preparation of legal documents, due diligence review and related tasks
  • Complete forms required for the formation/dissolution/amendment and qualification of corporations, LLC’s and partnerships
  • Organize and maintain electronic files, and paper files where necessary
  • Organize and maintain due diligence documents
  • Perform due diligence searches including UCC searches and status of entity searches
  • Utilize and manage electronic databases
  • Proofread, organize and track documents; prepare closing sets following completion of a transaction of necessary documents; organize and distribute post-closing documents
  • Assist with document/information gathering, exhibit preparation, logistics and coordination of items received
  • Prepare and circulate signature pages to oil and gas mortgage documents
  • Assist firm’s landman in preparation of lease and well exhibits for mortgages/deeds of trust
  • Assist firm’s landman in reviewing oil and gas reserve data and mortgage and title information
  • After completion of a transaction:
    • Assemble, organize and record documentation in records of counties and parishes
    • Assist in the filing of UCC Financing Statements in various states and if necessary, counties
    • Prepare and update Recording Schedules for transactions and create  and distribute CD’s of all recorded documents for transactions, as needed
  • Stay current on mortgage and UCC filing requirements in various states
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Experience recording documents in county records
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to proofread for contextual, grammatical and spelling errors
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite, including Excel
  • Proficiency with Internet research and legal research databases
  • Can organize, prioritize, plan and multi-task work activities in a high pressure environment with  attention to details and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or in a team with limited supervision
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Flexibility to work late as needed
  • Ability to commute to and work from downtown office a minimum of 4 days per week

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of iManage strongly preferred
  • Notary Public for the State of Texas
  • Knowledge of oil and gas terminology, legal principles and practices acquired through formal training or its equivalent a plus

Required Experience

  • 3-5 years of paralegal experience in a Corporate/Transactional practice, including Energy

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required


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