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Corporate Paralegal

Department: Legal

Corporate Paralegal

At Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small household and commercial appliances, our culture is one of hard work, ethical behavior, and teamwork.  We roll up our sleeves and work hard to create products that have been pleasing customers for over 100 years.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes a hybrid work schedule, health, dental and vision insurances, 401(k),  paid vacation, paid parental leave, paid charitable time off, “summer hours”, fitness benefits,  the ability to purchase our products at a discounted cost, employee recognition, team building activities, a casual dress code, and flexible hours just to name a few of the advantages of working for this dynamic company.

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Corporate Paralegal opportunity at our Corporate Headquarters in Glen Allen, Virginia.  The Corporate Paralegal will support the Law Department with respect to corporate and commercial transactional matters; SEC, NYSE and compliance process administration; corporate secretary matters; and Law Department initiatives and projects.

Responsibilities of the position include: 

  • Support the preparation, negotiation, and documentation of routine and complex corporate and commercial transactions
  • Support periodic SEC reporting (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K), Section 16 reporting, and other SEC reporting matters
  • Support proxy statement preparation and related annual meeting matters
  • Administer the annual distribution of D&O and beneficial ownership questionnaires and related matters
  • Support the administration of director and employee equity compensation programs, coordinating as necessary with Human Resources, Law, Finance, and the Transfer Agent
  • Support the administration of corporate compliance programs and related compliance training
  • Support the Law Department in maintaining the books and records of the parent company and all subsidiaries (domestic and international)
  • Support the preparation of Board / Committee materials, including minutes and written consents
  • Support Law Department initiatives and projects and other matters as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements of the position include: 

  • 2+ years’ education beyond high school in college or technical school; graduation from a Paralegal program is preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience as a corporate paralegal under the direct supervision of an attorney
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders of varying levels of seniority, including external lawyers, senior management, business associates, vendors, directors, and stockholders
  • Ability to prioritize and balance competing demands in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment; experience in-house with a public company preferred
  • Ability to work independently, exercising sound judgment as to when to seek guidance
  • Ability to identify and resolve or escalate issues in a timely manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects with little oversight

Our employees enjoy working in a tobacco-free and drug-free environment.   We do not consider candidates who use tobacco products.  Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov.

If you are interested and qualified for this role, please apply HERE

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