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Title : Legal Secretary

Location : New Jersey - Basking Ridge
Refer to Job # ENZC788587

Paralegal/Legal Secretary The candidate will be communicating and coordinating with various State agencies and local building and zoning departments. Preparing zoning and planning board applications and public notices. Reviewing contracts and preparing amendments to same, order/review title searches, order/review surveys. Preparing hearing/trial binders and exhibits. Forming LLC's and associated company documents such as operating agreements and resolutions. Reviewing mortgage commitments and gathering the documents necessary to satisfy lender requirements. Drafting Complaints and Answers and filing same with the NJ Superior Court. Will perform a variety of administrative functions such as preparing bi-weekly billing, gathering of materials from other professionals such as engineering and architectural plans, scheduling of meetings, preparation of meeting materials, drafting engagement letters and other correspondences. Manage attorney's daily calendar of appointments, meetings and conferences. Oversee and communicate internal and client due dates to meet important deadlines. The ability to multitask, prioritize and think ahead, as well as anticipate the needs of the attorney and client; excellent listening skills, ability to follow directions and attention to detail. Should have experience with time entry (timeslips), with an aptitude for expanding their knowledge of these tasks and associated programs.3+ years experience in a law firm required. Bachelor's Degree is required, Paralegal certificate preferred. Experience working independently, within cross-functional teams, in a collaborative environment; required. The candidate should have 3 years of currant law office experience. Should possess the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, attention to detail, excellent time management skills and strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to manage files from start to finish on matters concerning Land Use, Zoning & Construction, Commercial & Residential Real Estate, Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions & Litigation required.

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