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The professional managers and staff at Masuda Funai play a critical role in delivering exceptional legal services to our clients. Like our lawyers, our administrative team is passionate about the work they do and they are committed to the firm's collaborative culture and drive for excellence.

The firm is moving beyond the traditional lawyer-non-lawyer divide that exists in many law firms. The vital functions performed by the professional managers and administrative staff are placed on equal footing to the legal counseling provided by the lawyers and paralegals.

If you are interested in applying for a position, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Pamela A. Buchanan, PHR
Human Resources Manager

Masuda Funai
203 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60601-1262

We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package to our professional staff, including the following:

  • Health insurance for employees and dependents (PPO, PPO Select, HMO)
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Profit Sharing 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Qualified transit benefits (mass transportation or parking)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Business casual attire including jeans on Friday
  • Generous Paid Time Off policy
  • Paid holidays
  • Recognition of service awards
  • New employee referral program
  • Complimentary access to on-site fitness center in Chicago

Corporate Paralegal Assistant


Masuda Funai is seeking a Corporate Paralegal Assistant to join the firm's downtown Chicago office. As a member of the firm's Corporate, Finance & Acquisitions Group, this position will provide high-level administrative and paralegal support to attorneys and senior paralegals. The ideal candidate will be customer-service oriented with a professional, diplomatic and resilient demeanor, and the ability to handle a variety of client and attorney matters.

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Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Typing correspondence and documents including letters, memoranda, and forms for attorneys and paralegals; proofread documents and read for logic
  • Creation and maintenance of corporate and LLC minute books
  • Preparation and filing of state annual reports
  • Preparation of annual consents electing directors and officers
  • Preparation of closing documents exhibits
  • Ordering of state documents for closing
  • Review statements of registered agents for payment approval
  • Work with attorneys and paralegals to continually update and revise guidelines and questionnaires relating to incorporation in various states and tax registrations in various states
  • Filing, photocopying, pending files, etc., as required
  • Perform other duties/projects, as assigned


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent business writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong organization, document management and prioritization skills
  • Detail oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Familiarity with corporate service vendors and government agencies to obtain certified documents
  • Familiarity with state and local rules/filing procedures strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced practice area


  • Paralegal or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 years’ Legal Assistant experience, preferably in Corporate

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Department

Posted: 06.18.19

Human Resources Manager


We are seeking a highly motivated, hands-on professional to join the firm's management team, providing leadership and administration of the firm’s Human Resources functions across its offices in Chicago and Schaumburg, Illinois and Los Angeles, California. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, along with the ability to prioritize and execute numerous tasks, and identify and implement creative solutions to enhance productivity and efficiency throughout the firm.

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As the Human Resources Manager, your essential job duties will include:

  • Staff and attorney recruitment and onboarding, as well as talent retention, development and training
  • Employee relations, including effectively managing employee issues, staff reassignments, counseling staff and developing and communicating performance improvement plans
  • Benefits administration for the firm’s health and welfare benefits programs, from vendor management, to plan design analysis and administration
  • Oversee daily staff workflow needs/issues and review and approve time off requests for various staff members
  • Manage the annual performance review process for associate attorneys and staff
  • Payroll administration and HRIS maintenance
  • Research, recommend and implement wellness initiatives
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures, including updating and maintaining the Employee Handbook
  • Assist with planning and organizing firm events and employee engagement activities


  • Ability to exercise discretion, initiative and exhibit a high level of confidentiality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; ADP WorkforceNow experience is a plus


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or business
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in the HR field, preferably in a law firm or professional services environment

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

Human Resources Department

Posted: 05.06.19