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Legal research refers to the task of finding and gathering information necessary to support a legal case. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, lawyers and law firms hire talented legal researchers and assistants — who may have professional experience in corporate law, criminal law or patent law — to conduct thorough legal research about workplace policies, consumer rights, or specific regulations. They can also draft legal documents, write detailed reports, or prepare presentations — including case studies, statutes, law reviews, or reviewing ethic and moral aspects of a subject.

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  1. Andrea Catasti

    Andrea Catasti

    International Tax, Contract and Corporate Lawyer

    France - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    I'm an International Business lawyer who specializes in International Tax, Contract and Corporate Law. My activity on oDesk focuses on providing individuals and companies with comprehensive legal and tax advice on the issues which arise from their day-to-day business activity. The core of my activity may be summed up as follows: 1) assisting individuals and companies in structuring their international business transactions (e.g. cross-boarder Purchase and Sale Agreements, Profit Repatriations, Company Reorganizations,Divestitures and Dissolutions) from a tax-efficient standpoint. This involves the assessment of the likely tax consequences of cross-boarder operations according to EU Tax Law and the International Double-Taxation Agreements. 2) drafting, reviewing and amending international business contracts (e.g. Purchase and Sale Agreements, Employment Contracts, Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Services Contracts) with a particular focus on the tax optimization. 3) doing legal research on International Tax Law, US Tax Law, European Union Tax Law, French Tax Law and Italian Tax Law. I've authored various working papers and articles on different International Tax issues like double taxation within the EU as well as a comparative outlook of the German and the Italian Tax systems.

    $75.00 /hr
    493 hours
    4.97
  2. Kelley A.

    Kelley A.

    Paralegal - 11 Years of Clerical, Research, Data Entry & Microsoft Exp

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9

    Over the past eleven years I have worked in the legal field and in an office setting. I completed my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2006 where I was on the Honor Roll and Dean's List. Throughout college I worked as the Assistant to the Dean of Education and interned at various law firms. Throughout my experience in law offices and with the Court, I have become proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications, Customer Service & Customer Relations, research, data entry, email handling, accounts receivable and accounts payable, preparing legal documents and correspondence, reviewing and formatting legal documents and I type 75 correct words per minute. Currently, I am looking for part time work that I can do on the weekends and/or in the evening. I am confident in my ability to effectively communicate and successfully complete tasks a Freelancer with little to no instruction and with a very fast turn around time. Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration.

    $9.26 /hr
    64 hours
    5.00
  3. Rochelle Baron

    Rochelle Baron Agency Contractor

    Legal Assistant, Real Estate Paralegal, Administrative Assistant

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    I have over 20 years experience as a legal assistant, specializing in various aspects of commercial and residential real estate. My experience ranges from property title research and analysis, document preparation and closing and settlement preparation and disbursement. I also have experience with probate and corporate document preparation. I enjoy using my experience to work in a virtual setting, providing legal research and document services for a variety of companies.

    Associated with: Universal Hardwood Flooring, Inc. Agency

    $22.00 /hr
    2,002 hours
    5.00
  4. Trang Tran

    Trang Tran

    IFRS and VAS Accounting/ Financial Advisory/ VietnameseTax Researcher/

    Vietnam - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    I have over 5-years working as an auditor in a Big-4 Audit Firm. With deep knowledge in accounting (both local and internation standard) and tax, I would provide you exceptional service in reasonable time. Besides, I am also a freelance tax reseacher for an UK consulting firm. I highly perfer assignment related to Vietnam finance/tax issues.

    $50.00 /hr
    25 hours
    5.00
  5. Timothy Wake

    Timothy Wake

    Legal Consultant / Barrister (unregistered)

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    I am a lawyer working for a law firm in Brighton and specialise in Commercial, Contract, Landlord and Tenant, Employment, Aviation, Family, IP and Criminal Law. Expert in contract and agreements, intellectual property and company / business law litigation, employment and international law. I can also represent clients in the Employment Tribunal. Business start-ups, business advice and legal documents examined, amended or drawn up. I also regularly practice in giving general advice in all common law fields including Crime, Family Law, Employment and Personal Injury. My work is of the highest calibre and very efficient. I am available for a conference via Skype or to be instructed by email.

    $55.00 /hr
    11 hours
    5.00
  6. Lindsey E.

    Lindsey E.

    Legal Consultant with J.D.

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 6

    Over the last 8 years, I have developed extensive and valuable skills in all office administration and legal/law firm tasks including payroll, bookkeeping, website maintenance, file management, word processing, transcription, data entry, customer service and many more skills. I complete all work diligently and in a timely manner. I am detail-oriented by nature and thrive on challenging tasks. I am driven and determined to achieve success in everything. I have over 7 years experience in a law firm environment. Here, I assisted in all day-to-day responsibilities in law office management including legal document preparation, proof reading, legal research, answering multi-line telephone system, maintain and create client files, maintain client contact, calendar and appointment setting, database management, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, marketing, advertising, website maintenance, contact with other law firms, potential clients, etc, preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, motions, schedules, agreements and all other Bankruptcy documents as well as legal document review and drafting.

    $23.00 /hr
    30 hours
    5.00
  7. Lisa Dominguez

    Lisa Dominguez

    Virtual Assistant, Jill of all trades

    United States - Last active: 11/06/2014 - Tests: 3

    I am efficient, organized, confident Administrative Assistant, Jill of all trades where the office is concerned. I am here to handle the task at hand with professionalism and dedication. . I have experience as an administrative experience in the following fields, Legal, Design, Retail, I am a very professional and reliable person who can work with people of diverse backgrounds, I am an easy going person with a can do attitude, who is willing to explore and learn new skills. Filtering Emails / Managing Spam, Database Building / Updating Contacts, Answering Customer Service Emails /Tickets / Chat Support, Sending of Greetings eCards, Event Invitations, etc.,Calendar Management, Appointment Scheduling,Travel Arrangement and Planning, Reminder Services Microsoft Product, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Competent with email, web mail, and internet research.

    $18.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Lheila mozenda M.

    Lheila mozenda M.

    CPA Lawyer

    Philippines - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    Since 2007, I have been working as a paralegal, legal consultant, researcher and freelance writer normally related with law, business and finance. I also worked as a financial analyst and provide bookkeeping and accounting services both online and offline. I also teach Accounting, Tax, Finance and Business Law subjects as a college professor in a university. I am currently practicing my profession by providing legal, consultation, notarial and accounting services to my clients. My communication skill is proven competent.

    $16.67 /hr
    3,207 hours
    5.00
  9. Mayla S.

    Mayla S.

    Experienced Personal/Virtual Assistant, Transcriptionist, etc.

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11

    I have developed quite a lot of skills since graduating from College. I have studied and learn to type fast. My typing speed is now averaging 45wpm. I also studied transcription and has a strong background on medical terminologies. I'm very meticulous, hardworking, goal-oriented and time conscious. I like to finish work on time. Also, I would like to learn new things and won't limit preferences based on my experiences. Employers won't be disappointed when hiring me because I deliver what is needed. Thanks!

    $11.11 /hr
    4,670 hours
    4.97
  10. Heather Noe

    Heather Noe

    Transcription/Typist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 1

    Hello, hello! Are you looking for a fast, reliable and detail oriented person to do your transcription work? I can guarantee you fast and accurate results of any type of transcribing work you need. I believe communication is the key to a successful relationship between client and contractor. I keep in contact with my clients on a regular basis and adjust to their needs. I have been fortunate enough to become the "Fearless Transcriptionist" of CatalystMLM and have transcribed some amazing interviews (please see portfolio section below for details). I have open availability 7 days a week 24 hours a day. If you want your job done right contact me! Some of my other skills include: Proficient in Microsoft office 2007 applications (word, power point, and excel) Certificate for Proficiency in Payroll Accounting Peachtree and Quickbooks Legal Research and Writing Internet Research Typing Skills 90 wpm

    $13.33 /hr
    1,417 hours
    4.91