Almost four decades ago, I began my career at RSP as a legal secretary. Over the years, I have reveled in not only the day to day challenges of the position, but the opportunity to grow and develop strong client relationships.
As the firm’s corporate paralegal, I primarily handle the formation and maintenance of limited liability companies and corporations, which includes series limited liability companies, not- for-profit corporations and limited partnerships. In addition, I establish new entities throughout the United States and qualify existing entities outside their home states. Often, additional steps are necessary to formalize these structured companies, which include submissions to other state and regulatory agencies and taxing bodies.
I work very closely with our attorneys in all stages of corporate and real estate transactions, including satisfaction of due diligence requirements, compliance with federal, state and local regulations, as well as entity certification, and ascertaining and obtaining good standing status. I prepare Uniform Commercial Code financing statements, entity amendments, dissolutions, mergers and withdrawal filings, and monitor UCC, tax lien and judgment searches.
Beyond that, I am responsible for the maintenance and annual renewal of approximately 1,000 client owned entities, which includes meticulous preparation and processing of annual reports, updating corporate record books, preparing resolutions for annual and special meetings of shareholders and Board of Directors, stock issuance, transfers and assignments of membership interests.