Polaris Industries Paralegal in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Req No. 10876BR

Title Paralegal

Job Category Legal

Job Description

Job Summary:

Provide paralegal support for the corporate governance and securities function. This position requires 5+ years of experience with a focus on corporate governance, securities disclosure, executive compensation and employee benefit plans.The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with Senior Leadership and have courage to speak up and voice their opinion with leadership and internal customers.

Primary responsibilities include:

Securities/Corporate Governance

  • Assist with proxy statement preparation and documentation including change in control calculations, as necessary

  • Prepare Supplemental Listing Applications for the New York Stock Exchange, as necessary

  • Prepare SEC Form S-8 (registration of shares) as necessary

  • Assist with Exchange Act reports (8-K, 10-Q and 10-K), including preparation and maintenance of exhibits.

  • Assist in the implementation/administration of legal department governance policies and processes

Benefit Plans

  • Maintain governance policies and processes for benefit plan amendments, equity awards and secretarial certificates

  • Maintain all employee benefit plan records (plans, SPDs, trusts, amendments, and histories)

  • Assist with company’s equity programs, including serving as a liaison between Legal, Finance, Payroll and HR for all equity plan and shareholder related matters

Subsidiary management and contracts

  • Develop and implement a leading practice approach for corporate governance for legal entities, including implementing, managing and administering the legal entity process and become primary owner of hCue, our entity management software

  • Maintain corporate records, including resolutions and minutes, coordinate signatures, manage registration and maintenance of each entity in good standing, ensure annual reports are filed, and coordinate paperwork for international entities to ensure annual and on-going compliance with corporate and business registration requirements.

  • Oversee subsidiary governance of all subsidiaries including foreign entities

  • Oversee the legal entity process with support staff and/or counsel in the country of incorporation to:

  • Select and coordinate appointment of directors and officers including any required local country directors;

  • Maintain corporate database of officers, directors and other pertinent information of the company and its subsidiaries

  • Research status of corporations, coordinate, review, and assist in creation, merger, and dissolution procedures

  • Manage inter-company agreement process

  • Support of M&A transactions including preparing for closing and organization and preparation of due diligence materials

  • Register trade names (also known as doing business as names) as required

  • Qualify entities in states as required

  • Management and administration of corporate contract files


  • Clearly and succinctly convey information and ideas to individuals and groups; communicate in a focused and compelling way that captures and holds others' attention.

  • Enter Incident Reports into contract database

  • Assist in special projects

  • Assist in preparation and filing of Conflict Minerals Disclosure


  • 5+ years related paralegal experience with a global company and/or law firm

  • Knowledge and experience in the areas of employee benefit plans, executive compensation, corporate governance, securities (’33 and “34 Act) a plus

  • Experience with management of foreign subsidiaries

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate or equivalent education or experience

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and collaboration skills with individual and group partners

  • Demonstrated leadership skills that result in the production of high-quality services and exceptional standards

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work in high pressured environment and attention to detail is imperative

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Location US - Minneapolis, MN

Status Full-Time

Education Requirements 4 Year Degree or Higher Preferred

Years of Experience Required 5 Years Experience

About this location This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.

About Polaris Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don’t just create products — they are part of a lifestyle. It’s the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.

Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Click here to access our Affirmative Action Policy - and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. EEO is the law: Click here to read more.