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Title : Real Estate Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # ZPMJ840676

This large international New York law firm founded in 1934 has established a full-service presence. Clients include large corporations and individuals as well as small and medium-sized businesses. The firm represents a wide range of industrial, financial and commercial enterprises, both publicly and privately held. Firm lawyers represent clients in every state as well as numerous foreign jurisdictions. The firm is organized by legal specialization: corporate, e-commerce, employee benefits, estate planning, government and regulatory affairs, health law, intellectual property, international, litigation and tax. This firm offers competitive salaries and many firm lawyers also practice interdepartmentally distinguishing them from many other large law firms.
Real Estate Paralegal Duties: Works under the direct supervision of certain Attorneys and the Paralegal Manager assisting with all aspects of Real Estate transactional work. Perform due diligence for and coordinate transactions and work with the team to close commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and financings. Review title commitments, recorded documents, surveys and zoning diligence and help generate and respond to title and survey objections and negotiate the same on behalf of lender/borrower/seller clients. Prepare real estate closing documents and coordinate items for closing and post-closing requirements for transactions, including exhibits, execution versions, transaction resolutions, certificates, and other governance documents. Track transaction tasks, parties, and key dates, and communicate progress to team as issues and tasks are resolved. Coordinate recordation of deeds, deeds of trust/mortgages, amendments, subdivision maps, lot line adjustments, easements, covenants, and similar documents. Review, analyze and summarize real estate agreements, such as anchor and big box lease agreements, CC&Rs and REAs. Follow up on typical post-closing matters. Meets or exceeds minimum billable hour expectation of 1600 hours per year/133 hours per month. Daily, accurate entry of time into Firm's time entry system (UltiPro). Prompt submission of weekly timesheets (InTapp). Comply with all Firm policies applicable to non-exempt staff. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree, Paralegal Certificate or equivalent work experience and 3+ years transactional commercial real estate paralegal experience representing lenders. Substantial experience reviewing and commenting on title insurance and survey matters. Excellent organizational, time-management, analytical, and critical thinking skills. Ability to exercise sound, independent judgment, and take initiative to accomplish objectives in a timely manner with moderate supervision. Great attention to detail and ability to adapt to changing priorities. Communicate effectively and professionally with outside parties and in-house colleagues. Highly motivated self-starter who reacts proactively. Proficiency with Firm-standard software (Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe Pro, eRooms and other software introduced from time to time). Must be flexible to work overtime and to assist other practice groups when needed. Must be able to work under pressure and handle stress.

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