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Paralegal I or II

Company: Entergy Corp.
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Paralegal I or II

Date: Oct 28, 2021

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

Description:
Posting End Date:11/11/2021

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***This position may be filled as a Paralegal I or II depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate***

***This position will be filled in New Orleans, LA***

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Tracing its history to 1913 and headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

The company's utility business provides electric retail and wholesale power to customers in four states through five utility operating companies: Entergy Arkansas, LLC; Entergy Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Mississippi, LLC; Entergy New Orleans, LLC; and Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy also delivers natural gas services to 200,000 customers in New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy is winding down its wholesale generation business, which provides power to wholesale customers primarily from our two remaining nuclear facilities located in the northern United States.

The electric utility industry is rapidly changing, and Entergy is entering an exciting period of growth as we prepare for the future. We are building the premier utility, a utility that delivers sustainable value to all its stakeholders - our customers, employees, communities and owners - as measured by strong net promoter scores, high levels of service, superior and affordable products and services, highly skilled and engaged employees, and industry-leading financial performance. We are focusing our sights on three key priorities - customer centricity, continuous improvement, and creating a culture of belonging for our employees. Join us as we take the next step on our journey to building the premier utility.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Provide support to multiple attorneys and interface with internal clients. Scope of responsibilities include:

Transactional (General)

  • Assist with the closing of M&A, real estate and other transactions including preparing ancillary legal documents in all aspects of transactional law
  • Manage electronic document data room for uploading, organizing, and storing due diligence materials for review and collaboration with all parties of the transaction
  • Assist attorneys with the preparation of contracts, licenses and other legal documents and management of compliance documentation and related requirements.
  • Coordinating collection and delivery of signature pages from officers and senior management as well as the delivery of such to applicable parties
  • Working on post-closing matters such as preparing and organizing closing documents and binders and CDs for distribution to all parties and retention of documents in accordance with Entergy's record retention policy
    Real Estate
    • Assessing and preparing contracts, lease agreements, rights of way and closing documents
    • Analyzing title documents, surveys and legal descriptions of property
    • Review of title insurance policies and endorsements
    • Obtaining copies of real estate documents from local recorder's offices
    • Coordinating real estate closing logistics, including notarization of signatures, review of settlement statements and recording/distribution of closing documents.
      Entity Formation and Maintenance
      • Assist with preparing and filing formation documents of all types of entities including corporations and limited liability companies and preparation of related documents including organizational consents, bylaws, and limited liability company agreements
      • Prepare and file qualifications to do business in applicable state jurisdictions
      • Assist with legal entity management and maintaining corporate entity database
      • Post corporate resolutions and consents through electronic approval system
      • Maintain minutes books of all Entergy affiliates and subsidiaries
        General
        • Working with vendors to conduct searches for UCC financing statements; federal and state tax liens; furniture, fixtures and judgment liens; bankruptcy filings; and federal, state and local litigation filings
        • Proofread and edit documents
        • Perform legal research on Westlaw or other reference sources and conduct other factual and legal research
        • Assist with administrative matters as needed

          Minimum education and experience needed:

          Paralegal degree/certificate and/or bachelor's degree or work experience equivalent

          Paralegal I : 0 - 5 years of paralegal work experience

          Paralegal II : 5+ years of paralegal work experience

          2+ years of experience at a law firm is a plus

          Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities needed:
          • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
          • Experience with HCue, Westlaw and Merrill Datasite
          • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and in a professional manner
          • Able to handle frequent direct contact with clients, vendors and government agencies
          • Ability to work quickly and accurately under deadlines/pressure.
          • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task and work productively as a member of multi-disciplinary team
          • Demonstrated research, writing and editing skills as well as oral presentation
            skills
          • Experience in management of complex data systems
          • Ability to work with others at all levels
          • Maintain confidentiality of departmental issues
          • Attention to detail
          • Regular and reliable attendance
          • Assignments may include overtime and/or weekend hours
          • Perform work outside of these duties, as needed, for storm, restoration, or other emergency events

            Primary Location: Louisiana - New Orleans
            Job Function: All Other Jobs
            FLSA Status: Nonexempt
            Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
            Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
            Number of Openings: 1
            Req ID: 104353
            Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

            An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

            WORKING CONDITIONS:

            As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Keywords: Entergy Corp., New Orleans , Paralegal I or II, Legal , New Orleans, Louisiana

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