Paralegal, Corporate & Transactions

| Austin
Paralegal, Corporate & Transactions - Location: Austin, TX
 
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com
 
Position Overview:
Amherst is seeking a candidate who has demonstrated drive, dedication, professionalism, and a positive attitude. The Paralegal will work closely with in-house counsel in connection with real estate-related corporate transactions, fund structures, and other complex matters requiring initiative, and skill. Attention to fine detail and a willingness to take on new projects is essential.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Project planning and managing the legal workflows for various financial transactions (including, loan origination, portfolio purchases, securitization, and structured finance matters, etc.) across the platform;
  • Developing and maintaining a database of platform legal initiatives on a macro (business segment) and micro (point person) level;
  • Coordinating among multiple internal and external parties to track all open items, deadlines, matter progression, closings, transaction approval procedures, etc.
  • Facilitating the orderly exchange of information;
  • Preparing deal summaries and other decks for executive communication;
  • Presenting project plans and progress to personnel of various seniorities;
  • Maintain records for corporate subsidiaries, director and officer information, corporate record-keeping, transaction execution, governance policies, and compliance processes;
  • Liaise with other business lines within the company and external parties to ensure efficient workflow and handling of requests;
  • Track and manage documents using a transaction checklist to ensure continuity, proper communication and documentation;
  • Proactively identifying opportunities for process improvement and efficiency; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
Supervision Received:
  • Reports to Senior Managing Director.
  • General supervision.
Qualifications & Skills:
  • Highly organized and self-motivated individual with strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Problem solver that is comfortable dealing with complex situations
  • Ability to learn quickly and take on new responsibilities/work in a dynamic environment while building relationships
  • Strong communication skills; excited to interact with a broad group of internal and external parties
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Previous experience in transactional legal assistance preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4-5 years of minimum experience at a well-known law firm or in-house legal department.
What we offer:
Amherst is a privately held corporation located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a modern workspace with open floor plans.
  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • On-premise fitness center, locker rooms
  • Daily catered lunches, fully stocked kitchen with snacks/drinks
  • Relaxed casual environment and weekly/quarterly office events!
 
Other
Travel Requirements: Occasional trip to New York may be required.
Expected Hours of Work: Flexible, but generally Monday – Friday / 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM CT. [[Must be responsive to e-mails after hours. Evening and weekend work may be required.]]
Disclaimers:
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required by the employee.
 
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
 
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Technology we use

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    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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