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(Sr) Paralegal, Private Investment Funds (PIF) (Remote Eligible)

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. Our 1,400 lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity and financial industries. Our unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets us apart. Also a global destination for business professionals, Goodwin’s team of professional staff was named in 2019 the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

Goodwin is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to work remotely. We enable a flexible approach for specific positions. We are open to candidates who live in CA, DC, MA, NY, CT, MD, NJ. We may also consider candidates who live in GA, IL, MN, OH, PA, NC, SC, UT, WA, CO, VA, NV, TN, NH, TX and WY.

At Goodwin we realize that being a paralegal is not just a job, it is a profession. As professionals, Paralegals are offered opportunities to play key roles on our client teams while also developing themselves to the highest caliber. Goodwin Paralegals work side-by-side with attorneys to provide high-quality, cost effective legal services on each of our groundbreaking matters. They add value through experience, advising on how to best approach tasks at hand.

As a Private Investment Funds Paralegal at Goodwin, you will be part of a team who is known for creating innovative fund structures that accomplish client goals and meet the unique tax, regulatory and other requirements. You will be able to work with experts work with interdisciplinary teams to provide counsel at every stage of a fund, drawing on the collective knowledge and experience of our firm’s tax, securities, ERISA, banking and other financial services practices.

What you do:

  •  Creates fund entities
  • Researches Blue Sky
  • Prepares Form Ds
  • Maintains fund tracking spreadsheets
  • Organizes subscription agreements
  • Assists with the preparation and organization of documents necessary to close funds

Who you are:

  • BA/BS preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience on both borrower and lender side of leveraged finance transactions preferred, but not required
  • Paralegal Certificate or qualifying work experience required
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to exude a high level of attention to detail
  • Capable of handling multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to work well in a team oriented environment
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is required


Consistent with the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status,  disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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