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Legal Assistant - Transactional In-House

Date Posted: Dec 27, 2018

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 07981

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : New Jersey : Whippany  


Role Value Proposition: 

This paralegal position will primarily support the Alternative Investments Unit, servicing the Whippany, New Jersey Office of MetLife and other enterprise projects around the country. The Unit handles a host of transactional matters, including funding initiatives, servicing of various asset classes matters within and outside of the Investments Section.


Key Responsibilities: 

This paralegal will be expected to provide support to various attorneys and other enterprise projects around the country. Assists with transaction closings. Prepares first drafts of basic agreements and negotiates routine agreements with supervision. Prepares periodic reports. Occasional research of legal codes and statutes. Excellent organizational and administrative skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel required. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works independently and under the general supervision of attorneys. Reports to an on-site attorney and an off-site manager of paralegals.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Corporate transaction experience including transaction milestone from beginning to end, including due diligence, transaction documentation to post closing matters
  • Ability to execute legal research under direction of attorney – locating and providing copy of statute or case
  • Demonstrated strong attention to organization, details and proofreading documents
  • Prepare redlines electronically and manually when needed
  • Notary Status will be required for this position- to notarize closing documents
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, eDocs, SharePoint, Outlook, Workshare Compare, Westlaw, Lexis
  • Strong record of success in collaborating with diverse personalities and operating in a team environment





Business Category

Legal Affairs


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MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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