Paralegal – Commercial Real Estate

The Commercial Real Estate Paralegal is primarily responsible for gathering client information to draft contracts and leases, as well as drafting proper resolutions, non-foreign affidavits, deeds with permitted exceptions, and tenant estoppels. The CRE Paralegal will also order titles and conduct initial reviews to prepare preliminary opinions for attorney review.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Establish checklists and intake for each file for attorney review
  • Open and organize client information within our billing system, Orion, and prepare physical file
  • Request entity documents and create signature lines
  • Present suggestions for current processes and procedures that result in improved efficiency
  • Review contracts for deadlines and set-up reminders on appropriate calendars
  • Review commitment for errors, changes, and requirements; request documents necessary to meet or eliminate requirements
  • Collaborate with title company regarding any title errors/issues and adjust documents for correction
  • Process proration of rents and taxes in accordance with terms
  • Prepare fees, title insurance, and document recording fees
  • Request proper dues, payoffs, and vendor invoices
  • Prepare closing instruction letters and update and record executed documents
  • Provide other general office duties to include copying, faxing, scanning documents, data entry, answering phones, and working with practicing attorneys.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated understanding and strong working knowledge of the Commercial Real Estate process
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Paralegal in Commercial Real Estate
  • Excellent critical thinking and organizational skills
  • Ability to read plots and maps and understand numbers in a settlement statement
  • Proven experience working independently with strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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