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This Paralegal position provides transactional and regulatory legal support to the attorneys in the Health Industry Advisory practice group. This position works with clients to retrieve information, assist them with Firm tools and provide assistance with health related filings and transactions.
As Regulatory Healthcare Paralegal, you will:
- Assist with drafting agreements and related closing documents and binder sets for corporate transactions
- Attend and assist attorneys throughout a Health transaction, including maintenance of checklists and scheduling, and during closings
- Prepare documents to form new entities (Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, Professional Practice Entities (PLCs/PLLCs/Pas, etc.)) in any state and file all materials with the applicable the state department(s)
- Draft corporate filings such as resolutions, formation documents, bylaws, amendments, annual reports, etc.
- Prepare corporate minute books, stock certificates and transfer instruments
- Prepare foreign qualification documents for all US jurisdictions and file all forms with the applicable Secretary of State for a single entity
- Draft financing statements, amendments, termination and other documents under the Uniform Commercial Code; perform state and federal UCC, lien and litigation searches
- Communicate with state and federal regulators to confirm specific requirements of clients during health system changes of ownership
- Prepare healthcare regulatory filings (particularly telehealth and pharmacy-related filings), organizational licensing applications, and tax filings)
- Draft and file IRS forms including SS-4 Forms to obtain Employer Identification Numbers (EINs), 8832s, 83(b)s, 8869s, FIRPTAs, Form 1128 to adopt or retain a tax year and Form 2848 to appoint power of attorney on behalf of taxpayers, and other tax filings related to transaction documents
- Coordinate new provider enrollment and changes of ownership for Medicare and Medicaid; assist with compliance and notice projects; research and contact regulators
- Research and prepare individual professional license applications for all 50 states, including medical (MD/DO, PA, APRN), dental, optometric, and mental health; experience using Interstate Medical Licensure Compact pathways, Nursys, FSMB/NCQA, and related systems preferred
- Perform transactional & regulatory due diligence; create and manage electronic due diligence data rooms
- Perform legal research and compile case law, statutes, regulations and legislative histories using state and federal reporters, legislative materials, law journals, periodicals and electronic research tools such as Lexis-Nexis and WestLaw
- Perform legal writing services such as footnoting, Bluebook cite checking and providing legal source material
- Compile information on health systems, affiliated organizations and individuals for business development; assist with the drafting of RFPs
- Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal Certificate
- At least five (5) years of related work experience
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities and multitask across multiple projects
- Ability to work flexible and/or fluctuating work hours
- Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, talk and hear
- Employee must occasionally lift up to twenty (20) pounds
Typical indoor office environment
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people within this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
Successful candidates will be provided with outstanding career opportunities and will receive a competitive total rewards package with the opportunity to earn performance-based bonuses.
Expected Pay Range in New York $74,000 – 163,000
Please note that quoted salary ranges are not guarantees of what final salary offers may be. Base pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Base pay is only one part of the Total Rewards that MWE provides to compensate and recognize our staff professionals for their work. Full time positions are eligible for a discretionary bonus and a comprehensive benefits package.