Corporate Paralegal

Employee Type:  Full-Time

Chicago, IL, US

Job Type:  Legal
Secondary Location: 
Years of Experience: 

Ryan Specialty Group is looking for a Corporate Paralegal to join our Chicago IL office. We are a fast paced, energetic and rapidly growing organization that offers a great opportunity for someone interested in further developing their career.

Position Summary:

The corporate paralegal is an integral part of the legal team, assisting members across the entire organization from its home office in Chicago, Illinois.  This individual will be engaged with corporate governance, transactional support, subsidiary maintenance, resolution drafting, document assistance, as well as general paralegal and administrative needs within the legal department of an international specialty insurance organization.    

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with corporate governance matters, including drafting resolutions and supporting the preparation of other board materials, maintaining organizational records and minute books, subsidiary management, and organizational chart maintenance.
  • Support transaction closings, including commercial, M&A and financing agreements with the preparation and maintenance of closing checklists, collection and tracking of signature pages and other deliverables, preparation of standard closing documents, and ordering and reviewing of lien searches.
  • Prepare standard equity agreements and related documents, prepare related reports and assist with filings, and maintain the company’s equity ledger.
  • Coordinate new entity formations, including name availability checks and reservations, trademark searches, preparing organizational documents and resolutions, obtaining federal employer ID numbers, preparing foreign qualifications, and assisting with related regulatory filings. 
  • Support other company departments with routine notifications, responding to information requests and procuring related documentation.
  • Work with in-house attorneys on document requests and review in connection with diligence reports and subpoena responses.
  • Assist with the company’s annual insurance renewals, policy maintenance and claims reporting.
  • Conduct legal and factual research, and data analysis and reporting as requested.
  • Assist with internal compliance data collection, tracking and reporting.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or combination of relevant experience and ABA paralegal certification required.
  • Minimum of five years of paralegal experience in a corporate law capacity.
  • Significant in-house experience with an international organization preferred.
  • Experience working in cross functional groups.
  • Well organized and efficient; able to prioritize, multi-task and meet multiple deadlines promptly and under minimal supervision.
  • High degree of self-direction and motivation with good teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Critical attention to details.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including, but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Proven track record of being a team player.
  • Ability to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands.
  • Excellent client service skills and ability to work under pressure.


Ryan Specialty Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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