Business and Litigation Paralegal

The Van Winkle Law Firm is seeking a full-time Paralegal with Business and Litigation experience to join our firm in our Asheville, NC office. The paralegal will work 75% of their time with a transactional attorney whose practice is focused on healthcare law and 25% with a litigator. Compensation is dependent on experience and skill set.

Business; Transactional:
• Develop familiarity with rules and regulations related to state and federal health care programs.
• Develop policies and procedures to support compliance for healthcare entities.
• Identify business and legal risks in contracts; redline provisions as requested.
• Develop and manage contract processes to track transactions from beginning to end. In this role you will have the opportunity to propose innovative solutions to streamline the contract process.
• Assist attorney in reviewing and drafting written agreements for a variety of transactions.
• Coordinate delivery and collection of signature pages.
• Prepare and generate, accurately and in a timely manner, commercial contracts and related documents with a variety of entities, including, master agreements, amendments, statements of work, and NDAs from existing forms ad update existing forms, as requested, and initiate amendments.
• Form and dissolve corporations and other business entities.
• Maintain a process for ensuring the completeness of the execution process and electronically filing all final, executed documents.
• Review contracts for risk management and service needs including compliance with predetermined guidelines, including indemnity/liability, early termination on contracts with high support costs, penalty clauses, and payment terms.
• Escalate all items that require approvals for deviations from standard terms.

• Organize documents, including pleadings, discovery, and related information.
• Prepare product liability litigation files and employer notebooks.
• Calendar court trials, assist with deposition prep, keep up with testimony, exhibits, scheduling of witnesses and attorney(s) needs.
• As needed, conduct factual research: cull relevant information from a variety of resources, such as newspapers, magazines, libraires, case, documents, trade associations and the internet.
• Prepare correspondence and reports, including routine letters, memos and various other documents and forms.
• As needed, coordinate mailings, including filings with state and federal courts and agencies.
• Establish and maintain dual calendar system and deadline reminder systems. Apprise attorney of responsibilities in advance of commitment.
• Ability to handle large case management.
Required Qualifications include:
• Knowledge of legal principles and practices at a level normally acquired through formal paralegal training or equivalent on-the-job training and experience (3+ years) as a business and civil litigation paralegal.
• Good organizational skills and be detail oriented.
• Computer literate and proficient working with Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, and the ability to understand and utilize computer equipment and other software.
• Ability and discipline to work independently under supervision.
• Ability to work as an integral team member.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and follow instructions with courtesy and tact.
• Accuracy and word processing at a level of at least 70 words per minute.
• Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
• Excellent written and verbal skills.
Preferred Qualifications include:
• Proficient working with document review software such as NetDocs, project management software such as Basecamp, litigation management software such as the CaseMap suite (CaseMap, TimeMap, TextMap etc).
• Notary certification.

Please note – this position requires access to sensitive and classified information and any candidate must successfully pass additional background screening before a final hiring decision can be made.