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Paralegal

Location: 

King Of Prussia, PA, US

Company:  UGI Corporation

Power up your career in the dynamic energy industry! UGI Corporation is an international energy distribution and services company that provides superior service in delivering a range of energy products. By operating as a best-in-class service provider, offering a great place to work, serving our communities and delivering value to investors, we aim to positively impact the lives of our shareholders, employees, customers and communities.
UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) is a holding company that distributes and markets energy products and services through our subsidiaries and the company’s common stock is a balanced growth and income investment. UGI Corporation has paid common dividends for more than 134 consecutive years.

 

In addition to a challenging career and competitive compensation, our employees enjoy:

Generous and Family-friendly Health & Welfare Benefits Including:

•    Medical
•    Dental
•    Vision
•    Optional Health Savings Account
•    Optional Dependent Care Savings Account
•    Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
•    Prescription Coverage
•    Health Advocate
•    Life Insurance
•    Disability Insurance 
•    Work from home policy
•    Employee Assistance Program

 

Additional Benefits Include:

•    401K with a generous company match
•    Tuition Reimbursement
•    Assistance with Professional Credentialing
•    Adoption Assistance
•    Pet Insurance 
•    Referral Bonuses
•    Onsite Deli 
•    Employee Discount Programs

 

 

The primary purpose of this position is to provide support in the area of corporate governance and SEC regulatory/shareholders matters. The employee is expected to provide paralegal support on assignments that are varied, broad and complex in nature and require originality and ingenuity.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Corporate Governance

  • Oversee the maintenance of records of Board of Directors’ meetings, including assisting the Corporate Secretary and Assistant Secretary in the drafting and preparation of minutes and unanimous consents for all companies.  Oversee the maintenance of corporate records.
  • Coordinate distribution of various materials to the Board of Directors and Committees through Diligent, a secure online portal.
  • Prepare and disseminate information resulting from actions of the Board of Directors or shareholders, including assisting in the maintenance of a database of officers and directors of UGI and its subsidiaries. Supervise maintenance of computer database of general corporate records, including corporate bylaws.
  • Respond to a variety of questions from directors, officers, and shareholders, including researching corporate minutes and records of acquisitions, divestitures and mergers.
  • Research corporate governance issues and monitors developments in corporate governance and related guidance;
  • Prepare drafts of agendas, memos and other materials for Board and Committee meetings.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual questionnaires to directors and officers for the Corporate Secretary’s independence assessment and SEC disclosure.
  • Assist in the preparation of Board and Committee self-assessment questionnaires.
  • Prepare and coordinate new director and new officer orientation sessions and materials (including keeping reference material up-to-date on Diligent).
  • Conduct due diligence for NYSE governance-related required filings.

 

Annual Shareholders Meeting and Proxy Statement

  • Coordinate distribution of the proxy statements, proxy cards and related materials for, and prepare documents for Judge of Election for, and initiate draft of Chair’s script for, and prepare minutes and maintains records of, annual meeting of shareholders.  Coordinate preparation for the annual shareholders meetings.

 

Securities/Stock Options/Stock Exchange

  • Monitor compliance with federal securities laws regarding reporting of share ownership and clearance of securities for sale under Rule 144.
  • Timely preparation of required compliance and regulatory filings, including the Proxy Statement, Section 16 filings (Forms 3, 4, and 5) and the annual certifications and other reports to the NYSE.
  • Work with Morgan Stanley to manage cashless stock option exercises for officers and directors of UGI, AmeriGas and their subsidiaries, as needed.
  • Interface with Treasury/IR Department and transfer agent on shareholder matters, stock transfer matters, shareholder records and stock exchange listing matters

General Corporate

  • Auditing Standard 2410 (f/k/a AS18) – Related Parties - Disseminate quarterly ‘bring down’ memos to directors (annual questions are contained within D&O questionnaires); provide to Internal Audit Related Party listing and Company D&O listing on a quarterly basis and maintain files as backup evidence and support for review by independent auditors.
  • Prepare capital contribution agreements and unanimous consents for dividends and distributions.
  • Provide a wide range of services, such as assisting with the preparation of documentation for general legal matters (including condemnations) and state reports and performs legal research.
  • Assist in handling miscellaneous corporate legal matters, including providing general support to Corporate Secretaries.
  • Provide back-up support to other paralegals.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Paralegal Certificate from ABA approved paralegal program. 
  • College degree (B.A. or B.S.) preferred.
  • Corporate Governance and SEC experience a plus.
  • Diligent experience a plus
  • This position also requires employee to work well with employees and officers at all levels of the UGI organization as well as with individuals from outside the company.
  • Must have strong communication skills, good organizational skills, and work well in a fast paced deadline driven work environment.
  • This position requires the employee to have well-developed legal research and writing skills, organizational skills, project management/coordination skills and the ability to balance a heavy workload while meeting various deadlines and comfort using various computer programs.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

 

UGI Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The company maintains and observes employment policies that do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, age, ancestry and any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. This applies to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, job classifications, work assignments, promotions, demotions, layoffs, terminations, transfers, and all other conditions of employment.


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