Corporate Legal Specialist - Business Transactions

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18
Tempe, AZ
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18

Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world’s energy mix.

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Primary Job Functions:

Experience:    

  • 7 to 10 years’ experience as a paralegal within a law firm or within a legal department
  • Experience in supporting corporate transactions
  • Experience in the use of hCue or similar subsidiary management software a plus
  • Experience in the use of Bridgeway Secretariat  or other secretarial management software a plus
  • Experience in the use of Serengheti (or other legal vendor invoice) and contract management software (e.g. Salesforce, iManage) a plus

Education:

  • BachelorDegreerequired
  • Paralegal Certificate a plus
  • Notary license a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese a plus

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Excellent organization skills; multitask efficiently
  • High degree of integrity in handling confidential information sensitively and discreetly
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; both oral and written
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Results oriented
  • Strong analytical skills; comfortable with budget/finance/invoices/attorney-billing
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team setting with the ability to work across functions and departments; experience supporting multiple attorneys
  • Self-motivated, a team player, dependable, and detail-orientated
  • Highly flexible in terms of hours and scope
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Proficient use of Serengeti, Salesforce, SharePoint, hCue, and DocuSign a plus
  • Experience using and managing contract management software such as Conga (or similar)

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide corporate specialist support to at least five attorneys within the Legal Department
  • Provide support on diverse transactions, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, and equipment supply agreements
  • Lead global process for creating legal entities and ensure all subsidiaries are qualified to do business in all jurisdictions as necessary. Draft and maintain corresponding subsidiary documentation. Maintain database to track subsidiaries, globally
  • Interface with appropriate First Solar associates and third party service providers as it relates to contract/document/records management functions
  • Provide drafting, research and organizational assistance to in-house attorneys and outside counsel in the closing of complex transactions (i.e. mergers/acquisitions, and divestitures)
  • Prepare and update disclosure schedules and closing checklists for merger and acquisition transactions
  • Support team members in managing the Legal Budget; includes tracking and submitting invoices on behalf of the Legal Team, quarterly accruals and invoice troubleshooting
  • Regularly interface independently with outside counsel  
  • Facilitate execution of agreements, including using DocuSign
  • Prepare and maintain electronic legal library, including manage data rooms for due diligence and file closing documents  
  • Coordinate the timely filing of certain regulatory reporting obligations
  • Perform otherassociated responsibilities and special projects (ex. M&A, insurance, etc.)
  • Job functions and responsibilities likely to evolve over time
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Job description subject to change at any time

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