Legal Editor - NY Business Transactions (M&A)

  • Company: Adecco
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posted: November 12, 2016
  • Reference ID: 1542622963
Adecco, a division of the world leader in the recruitment of office and finance professionals is currently recruiting for a Remote - Contract, Legal Editor - NY Business Transactions (M&A) for one of our large clients. The contract is expected to last about 9 months. Please see the job description below and apply immediately if interested! Description: We are looking for contractors with substantial New York experience in business transactions, especially entity formation and governance (corporations and LLCs), contractors will write and edit practical guidance for lawyers. In addition to general business transactions experience, the ideal candidate will have experience with M&A. Remote work from 30-40 hours per week. (Requires Windows-based computer and high speed internet.) Responsibilities: We are is looking for contractors to work on documents to publish with our online services. Each contractor will: • Research, write, edit, and update state-specific business organizations and corporate transactional resources in accordance with Practical Law writing style, including practice notes, checklists and standard documents explaining how to form corporate entities under state law, including guidance related to formation, governance and mergers or acquisitions for use by attorneys at law firms and in-house counsel. • Be available to answer questions and perform research on discrete state law issues that arise in Practical Law's final review of these resources. Requirements: Candidates must have the following skills and experience: • At least six years' experience in the specified jurisdiction working as a corporate transactional attorney in a law firm or as in-house counsel. • Ability to distill relevant market practice and perform complex legal analysis. • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services. • A good understanding of the needs and priorities of law firm attorneys, in-house counsel and the legal market in general. • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with remote colleagues. • Strong work ethic and ability to meet aggressive production deadlines. • A passion for writing and good editing skills, including: o very close attention to detail and organization; o impressive command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English; and o the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply. • The ability to be self-sufficient within a paperless environment, including proficiency navigating workplace intranets, using MS Office suite, and learning in-house publishing systems without administrative staff support. • J.D. degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school. • Bar admitted and in New York (active status). Ideal candidates will also have the following attributes: • Familiarity with a variety of business entities including corporations, LLCs and LPs. • M&A and related transactional experience. • Recent experience using WestlawNext for legal research. • Strong academic credentials, including high class rank or academic honors in law school. Candidates will be required to provide a writing sample on a specified topic after the initial interview, if selected. Please include your law school class rank or GPA on your resume. Please also draft and submit a paragraph detailing your business transactions experience with your resume, including the percentages of your time spent on business transactions compared to other practice areas, and specifying the kinds of business transaction documents you have drafted most often. HOW TO APPLY: Candidates interested in this position should apply IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT DELAY. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to fill out your application. If you have any questions, you can contact Laurie Czechowski by email at . Important information: This position is being recruited for by Adecco's National Recruitment Center, not your local Adecco Branch Office. To be considered for this position, you must use the "apply now" button to submit your resume. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter recruiting for this position listed above; however your resume must be received via the "apply now" button included within to be considered. The Adecco Group is a global leader in HR services. Our group connects over 700,000 associates with our business clients each day through our 6,600 offices in over 70 countries and territories around the world. We offer employment opportunities at any stage in your professional career. Contact us today to discuss available contract and direct hire positions. Adecco Group offers benefits including Holiday, 401(k), Insurance Benefit Plans and Service/Anniversary Bonus opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled  

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