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Corporate Legal Assistant, UCC Legal Assistant

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Clients know they can rely on us for their most challenging legal and business matters. From offices in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals, our more than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly to deliver exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions.
Job title
Corporate Legal Assistant, UCC Legal Assistant
New York
Corporate Legal Assistants
Reports to

Legal Assistants Coordinator – Finance

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (overtime as required)

Position Summary

UCC Legal Assistant will draft and review UCC-1 and UCC-3 financing statements, review lien search results and work with Davis Polk’s Finance team and third-party vendors to coordinate filings and searches.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Draft and review UCC financing statements
  • Perform lien searches and prepare lien search summaries
  • Assist with reviewing perfection certificates and schedules to security documents
  • Maintain and organize client documents and filings
  • Obtain charter documents and good-standing certificates from the Secretary of State in applicable jurisdictions
  • Assist attorneys with pre-closing, closing, and post-closing transactions
  • Coordinate with internal and external working groups to facilitate transaction execution
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • Experience with corporate service providers’ UCC platforms
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other applications as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with attorneys and staff, demonstrating strong teamwork and a positive attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to proofread typed material for typographical spelling, and grammatical errors
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ensure confidentiality of all the Firm’s and clients’ documentation and information
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic record is required.
  • At least 3 years’ experience preferred.

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $70,000 - $90,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, anticipated assignment, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Davis Polk offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.