Dallas TX

Paralegal – Public Finance

CM Legal

Paralegal – Public Finance

The Public Finance Paralegal supports the Department’s respective attorneys and specific law expertise. The ‎Paralegal utilizes the knowledge within the specialized area to perform document drafting, closing coordination and ‎technical procedures. The Paralegal serves as bond counsel to non-profit organizations, private borrowers, state ‎agencies, cities, towns, school districts and various special purpose districts. The practice involves the issuance of ‎tax-exempt and taxable bonds and notes to finance a wide range of projects for colleges, private schools, hospitals, ‎charter schools, other non-profits and governmental agencies and the representation of leading national and ‎regional investment banks in connection with the underwriting and purchase of municipal bonds.‎


  • Responsible for all aspects of bond issuance, including the drafting and review of finance and transactional documents and letters, communicating with, banks, other attorneys and financial advisors and clients and review and preparation of closing documents.
  • Work directly with attorneys, other paralegals, support staff and interact with clients and advisors on the firm’s behalf. 
  • Paralegals are expected to be proactive and able to anticipate the needs of the attorneys, draft and prepare documents, coordinate closings, draft and manage correspondence and maintain files.
  • The position is team-oriented, but the candidate must also have the ability to work well independently with a minimum amount of supervision and be able to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands simultaneously.

Education & experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Paralegal Certificate in addition preferred
  • Minimum 3+ years of paralegal experience in a similar position/practice group
  • Knowledge of the nature of the legal system and areas of legal practice
  • Solid organizational skills, initiative and attention to detail, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced team ‎environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, management and support staff, acting as a liaison with various ‎internal departments as well as with outside agencies
  • Skill in reading and comprehending complex materials involving legal and technical matters
  • Ability to accurately and thoroughly document and file information
  • Operate with a moderate degree of independence and manages the workload to ensure the accurate and timely ‎completion of assignments
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal as well as a strong work ethic
  • Must be available to work overtime when needed and requested
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Office 2010 and Outlook

Additional information

  • Supervisory Responsibility – No supervisory responsibility.
  • Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.‎
  • Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time non-exempt position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be ‎required as job duties demand‎.
  • Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.
  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

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