Associate Attorney: Corporate and Real Estate Transactions (3-5 yrs exp)


Location: Los Angeles
Job Description: 

We are seeking an experienced corporate and/or real estate transaction associate for our Los Angeles office, located in Torrance. Candidates must have experience documenting and managing deals, as well as a track record of excellent, diligent client service. The position requires the ability to work independently as a key member of the firm's West Coast transactional practice.

Position Requirements:

  • Admission to State Bar of California
  • 3-5 years of corporate and/or real estate transaction experience, preferably within California
  • Travel
  • Enjoy working with corporate clients from Japan and other Asian and European countries
  • Assist in the development of new clients and business opportunities

Preferred, but not required, attributes (any of the following):

  • Experience with commercial transactions including financings, distributorships, sales representative/agency agreements, and intellectual property licensing
  • Japanese or other language ability

We offer an attractive salary & benefits package. Please include salary history when applying; no agencies or phone calls, please. EOE


Please send cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to:

Human Resources Department
careers@masudafunai.com

Posted: 2.17.17





Corporate Paralegal


Job Description: 

Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. is seeking a Corporate Paralegal with 4-6 years of corporate experience in the firm's downtown Chicago location. This position is responsible for handling all aspects of corporate matters, including client communications and support with aspects of corporate maintenance, reorganization, dissolution, tax registrations matters, annual reports, and file maintenance. The candidate will need to work well independently and under tight deadlines.

As the Corporate Paralegal, you will: 

  • Maintain and prepare state annual reports for domestic and foreign corporations including calculation of and assisting clients with franchise tax allocation in states as permitted by law.
  • Prepare questionnaire letters for annual actions and maintain and prepare annual actions.
  • Manage complex files from critical intake to completion.
  • Communication with attorneys, internal staff, clients, and government agencies.
  • Establish new corporations including review of appropriate state statutes, check name availability, draft, file and record articles of incorporation with appropriate state agency, draft organizational documents, by-laws, stock documents, BE-605, prepare application and obtain federal employer identification tax numbers, prepare and obtain state tax registration numbers for withholding, unemployment, sales and use, prepare notification to registered agent and open and maintain corporate record book.
  • Establish foreign corporations including review of appropriate state statutes, check name availability, draft action relating to same, draft and file qualification document with appropriate state agency, obtain supporting domestic state certified documents, prepare and obtain state tax registrations for withholding, unemployment, sales and use and notification to registered agent.
  • Dissolve domestic corporations and withdraw foreign corporations including review of appropriate state statutes, draft action relating to same, draft and file required documents with appropriate state corporate and tax agencies.
  • Assist in reorganizations (i.e. merger, conversion, sale) of corporation(s) and prepare related documents as required for reorganization, including but not limited to (as applicable) actions, appropriate state agency documents, tax clearance, successor tax matters and tax registrations and file same with appropriate tax agencies.
  • Prepare questionnaire letters for annual actions and maintain and prepare annual actions Summation.

Experience:

  • Degree or Paralegal certificate preferred
  • Minimum 4-6 years of paralegal experience or equivalent
  • Previous office experience in a professional services firm
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Detail oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Document management skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Outlook

Please send cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to:

Human Resources Department
careers@masudafunai.com

Posted: 02.20.17





Japanese Translator (3 - 5 yrs exp)


Job Description: 

Our Japan Resources group is seeking an experienced Translator to provide Japanese-language translation and interpreter services. This position is responsible for translating legal documents and client correspondence from Japanese to English and English to Japanese, as well as providing interpreter services during telephone conferences, meetings and court appearances. Other responsibilities include the translation of firm marketing materials, and preparation of bilingual materials for seminars and training sessions.

Qualified candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills in both Japanese and English, and a high degree of accuracy and strong attention to detail. Other skills necessary for success include:

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and lead projects through to completion
  • Ability to work independently, with little or no supervision
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience with a law firm or related professional services firm is beneficial

We offer an attractive salary & benefits package. Please include salary history when applying. No agencies or phone calls, please. EOE.


Please send cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to:

Human Resources Department
careers@masudafunai.com

Posted: 06.01.15





Litigation Paralegal


Job Description: 

Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. is seeking a Litigation Paralegal with 3-6 years of litigation experience in the firm's downtown Chicago location. This position is responsible for handling all discovery and E-Discovery matters using Relativity, Summation and other platforms, in addition to overseeing all aspects of docketing, data entry and maintenance of calendar items, court filings, finalizing pleadings and other legal documents and exhibits for filing, including the preparation of notices, subpoenas, certificates of service, organization and summarization of documents and general office duties. The candidate will need to work with minimal supervision, independently and under tight deadlines.

As the Litigation Paralegal, you will:

  • Use electronic discovery tools to process document productions, including proficiency with Relativity and Summation.
  • Manage the docket, including timely input/diary of, filed pleadings and deadlines.
  • Prepare all court filings for Federal, Bankruptcy, Appeals and State courts, including the formatting of pleadings pursuant to local rules, assembly of exhibits, preparation of notices and certificates of service, and subpoenas and associated riders.
  • Locate and liaise with process servers for out of state and district service.
  • Accept service of complaints and summons, including analysis of whether to accept or refuse service of pleadings, and forward to the practice group chair.
  • Assist with document productions, both in paper and electronic form, including bates stamping of documents and ensuring compliance with confidentiality provisions of protective orders.
  • Conduct computer-assisted legal, factual and online docket research using on-line services such as PACER and Lexis.
  • Prepare closed files for storage (sometimes may be administrative/non-billable).
  • Knowledge of local rules and/or ability to review and ensure compliance with same, for the various jurisdictions in which our attorneys practice, as well as changes in regulations.
  • Enter accurate and descriptive entries, in Firm's Timekeeping application, demonstrating value for services rendered for both billable and non-billable tasks.
  • Keep track and prepare monthly client billing for PACER online court docket and filing system.

Experience:

  • Degree or Paralegal certificate preferred
  • E-discovery experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with Relativity and/or Summation
  • Previous office experience in a professional services firm
  • Understanding and/or working knowledge of court local rules and procedures
  • Experience performing PACER searches and filings
  • 2 years of docketing experience a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Outlook

Please send cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to:

Human Resources Department
careers@masudafunai.com

Posted: 02.13.17