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Title : Real Estate Paralegal

Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # OLTK750330

This large, prestigious Chicago based law firm with offices throughout the US has established itself as being the premier, if not the best, labor and employment powerhouse firms in the nation. It now provides a range of legal services, including corporate and business law, general litigation, environmental and other related matters. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies, industrial and manufacturing companies, banks and brokerage houses, healthcare institutions, transportation companies and other media conglomerates. The atmosphere is light and confident, as the lawyers are assured that their expertise is rarely rivaled by many of the other firms. Compensation is the top of the market, and associates are expected to work long hours. This firm offers tremendous growth opportunities for resourceful and energetic attorneys.
Real Estate Paralegal The candidate will work under the direction and supervision of the Real Estate attorneys. Will assist attorneys in various aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including documentation, due diligence, closing and post-closing activities for acquisitions, dispositions, financings, leasing, development and construction projects. Order and review title commitments, exception documents and surveys. Interface directly with title companies and surveyors to resolve any issues or discrepancies. Administer contract critical dates and prepare and administer closing checklists. Coordinate and assist with closings, including review and/or preparation of conveyance documents, closing statements, transfer tax forms, and escrow release documentation. Attend to post-closing requirements, including preparation of closing indices, preparation and organization of closing binders, and monitoring of post-closing deliveries and other requirements. Prepare documents for and close cooperative and condominium units, including the preparation and filing of RPT forms. Prepare correspondence and memoranda. Prepare initial draft documents for attorney review, including estoppel certificates. Prepare lease and loan document abstracts. Prepare UCC financing statements. Order UCC lien searches and prepare summaries of lien search results. Coordinate recording of documents in various counties and states. Prepare letters of direction. Prepare document exhibits and assistance with document assembly. Research state and local transfer tax, recording and document execution obligations and requirements. Bachelor's degree, or comparable experience is preferred. Must have 4 years of prior experience in commercial real estate transactions/closings, including experience with acquisitions, dispositions, financings, leasing, construction and development. Experience with cooperative and condominium closings is beneficial. Notary Public license is preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills, including knowledge of Excel and Word including the ability to merge files and databases, and the ability to conduct on-line research of public offices for tax, recording, zoning and other information required. Experience with cooperative and condominium unit closings is beneficial.

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