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Team / division overview
This position is in the Legal Entity Operations group at RREEF Management, LLC, (RREEF) a registered investment advisor, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DWS. The Legal Entity Operations group is charged with forming and maintaining legal entities for all RREEF advised real estate and other illiquid asset vehicles in the U.S. (approx. 600 entities) and performing Corporate Secretarial duties for both the advised entities as well as some RREEF corporate entities.
This position interacts with outside counsel as well various RREEF teams including Portfolio Management, Asset Management, Transactions, Internal Legal, Capital Markets, Fund Finance and Compliance. The position is in Chicago within the firm's Illiquid Asset Operations (IAO) group and offers a hybrid working environment.
As a Corporate Secretary you will (be):
Maintain client and investor files, including resolutions, shareholder lists, side letters, investment management agreements, property management agreements, etc.
Formation of legal entities: drafting qualification documents, applying for EIN, draft corporate bylaws, and operating agreements, etc.
Overseeing third party registered agent for legal entities and managing related accounts payable.
Dissolution of legal entities
Preparing corporate resolutions, powers of attorney, incumbency certificates and related entity documentation when necessary
Maintain Officers and Directors lists, and vehicle organization charts
Assist with various annual reporting requirements for the legal entities
Manage REIT side letter compliance
Serve as corporate secretary for various vehicle Board Meeting and internal DWS committee meetings.
Maintains strong cross-functional relationships, consistent communication and cooperation with the IAO and other groups at RREEF to support department and company initiatives
Interact with external contacts including clients, outside counsel, registered agent, escheatment services administrator, auditors, tax advisors, and others.
Prioritize and track various calendar deliverables across multiple entities
Complete ad hoc projects and tasks to improve efficiency and processes
We are looking for
College degree required with a concentration in paralegal studies
Minimum 5 years' experience as a legal secretary or corporate paralegal
General understanding of legal entity mechanics, corporate governance, and related topics
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products
Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Motivated, self-started with the ability to problem solve
Ability to take direction and work in a team environment
What we'll offer you:
At DWS we're serious about diversity, equity and creating an inclusive culture where colleagues can be themselves sand it's important to us that you enjoy coming to work - feeling healthy, happy and rewarded. At DWS, you'll have access to a range of benefits which you can choose from to create a personalised plan unique to your lifestyle. Whether you're interested in healthcare, company perks, or are thinking about your retirement plan, there's something for everyone.
Some of our core benefits:
Competitive Salary and Matched 401K Savings Plan
Generous Paid Time Away plus Bank Holidays
Physical and Mental Health Well-Being benefits including (but not limited to) Health & Life Insurance Plans and the support of trained Mental Health First Aiders
Family friendly benefits including generous parental leave packages (supporting all variations of family set-ups), to healthcare plans and travel insurance
The opportunity to support our CSR strategy which is focused on combatting climate change & achieving greater social justice. You can make donations to our partnered organisations or take part in corporate volunteering opportunities in your local communities by providing on hand support.
DWS' Hybrid Working model is designed to find the right balance between in-person collaboration and engagement in the office, which is core to our working culture, and working from home. Each business group varies on the split between time spent in the office and at home, but this will be discussed and made clear as part of your application and interview process. We will continue to review and evolve our working environments and methods to ensure that we are working in the best way possible for our people.
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