New York

Closing date: 15 Aug 2018
New York

Bonhams, an international auction house specializing in fine art and antiques, is seeking a Paralegal who will report to the VP/U.S. Counsel. You will assist Counsel in all practice areas including contract preparation, dispute resolution, document production, periodic corporate and regulatory filings, and general legal department maintenance. The ideal candidate will be resourceful and flexible, with outstanding organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
Principal responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

- Assisting in the preparation and drafting of legal documents and contracts;
- Working closely with Counsel and company departments to collect, categorize, and analyze documentation for claims;
- Handling smaller disputes and inquiries and liaise between disputing parties;
- Researching law and causes of action, summarizing issues, and assisting Counsel with case management and discovery;
- Conducting legal research on a variety of federal and state regularity matters relevant to auction house business and operations including licensing, auctioneering, customs, and regulated materials;
- Monitoring and reviewing laws and regulations and identifying relevant documentation;
- Supporting Counsel with developing and refining legal processes to increase efficiency.
Additional duties will also encompass:
- Assisting specialist departments with licensing and permitting matters;
- Preparing and filing corporate annual reports, updating and tracking licensing bonds and bond renewal periods, and routinely handling local and state licensing and permitting matters;
- Assisting Accounts Payable regarding Legal Department vendor billing and related matters;
- Maintaining the Legal Department library and subscriptions, and providing general administrative support to the US Counsel.
You must have a paralegal certification and 4+ years experience, preferably in litigation or regulatory compliance. Proficiency in Microsoft Office particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat software as well as Lexis and PACER are required.

If you are interested, please email your CV and Covering letter to Recruitment, by 15 August 2018.

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