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Senior Paralegal, Corporate Governance

Company: Cox Enterprises
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Primary Location: 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA Division: Cox Enterprises Job Level: Individual Contributor Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Requisition Number: 208022 Cox Enterprises is seeking a Corporate Governance Paralegal responsible for assisting with legal entity management of our U.S. and international subsidiaries, due diligence for financing and M&A deals as well as other business development activities. This position will include interaction with our Board of Directors and senior executive officers. This position will also assist with drafting resolutions and working with in-house Legal, Tax, and Treasury personnel. The individual must have the ability to work independently and as an effective and engaged team member in a fast-paced environment. Strong initiative and follow-through are essential for this job. The ability to maintain confidentiality and to operate in the role with the highest of ethical standards and professionalism are required.

Responsibilities:

Board Governance :


Assist with facets of the Board of Directors and Committee meetings, including logistics for meetings.
Update and maintain corporate minute books for legal entities and as applicable, Board of Directors and Committees, including drafting resolutions, minutes, and other necessary documentation.
Assist with Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Coordinate with Board Liaison on preparing board portal for meetings.
Provide support to board members on board portal access.


Subsidiary Management:


Prepare and file all necessary documents for formation/dissolution of subsidiaries including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Articles/Certificates of Dissolution, and necessary board and shareholder minutes and consents.
Assist with creation, maintenance, and dissolution of entities worldwide and manages those activities; prepare written consents, resolutions, certifications, minutes, and other corporate documentation as needed for domestic and foreign subsidiaries; update and maintain a database of historical, stock, officer, director, and other corporate information for all subsidiaries; draft jurisdictional certificates of authority and certificates of withdrawal; and mange corporate agents that the company engages within and outside the United States.
Evaluate the needs for and directs all aspects of domestic corporate qualifications and registrations for applicable businesses; coordinate with corporate agents to evaluate the needs for annual returns, foreign qualifications, business licenses, and other government filings as necessary to comply with local, state, and national requirements for business operations; prepare and file registration, annual report and qualification documents; coordinate with finance, tax and accounting departments as needed; engage, direct and oversee work of corporate agents and vendors.
Work with other internal departments to answer questions regarding subsidiary management.


Other Responsibilities:


Assist with all legal aspects of financing projects, including data room management, coordinating with different groups for due diligence; assist with the preparation of closing documents; order certificates of good standings and perform any other special projects.
Liaise with Accounting, Finance, Tax, Risk, and Real Estate on various corporate matters and coordinate with outside counsel and corporate agents.
Manage vendor relationships for registered agent services and technology providers.

Qualifications:
Bachelor s Degree and/or paralegal studies certificate required from an ABA accredited program.
Minimum of 7+ years Paralegal experience required.
Exceptional organization skills and meticulous attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals at all levels in and out of the organization.
Proven experience handling confidential and sensitive information with the ability to exercise discretion and show good judgment; honesty, integrity, and trust-building behaviors in all dealings is essential and required.
International corporate governance knowledge a plus.
Ability to multi-task and shift priorities quickly while working under tight deadlines.
Knowledge and understanding of state corporate laws as they pertain to transacting business in the state.
Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision and work independently towards completion of projects and strong attention to detail.
Advanced experience working with legal databases and strong aptitude to quickly learn new systems.

Who We Are About Cox We are the Cox family of businesses. We ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions Cox Communications and Cox Automotive are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. We re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com. Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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