Title & Survey Paralegal
Title & Survey Paralegal
Under general supervision of the attorneys of the Transactional Finance and Real Estate practice group, the Title & Survey Paralegal is responsible for complex deals, legal and factual research, and supporting attorneys in closings. Primary duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Meet with attorneys, clients, and other professionals to discuss assigned transactions or projects.
- Assist lawyers in finance and other real estate related transactions, which may include document preparations or revision.
- Review title commitments, surveys, zoning reports and other due diligence items relating to commercial real estate transaction.
- Prepare title insurance commitments and assist in settlement services.
- Review closing documents for accuracy.
- Arranging for proper execution of original documents, including proper notaries when required.
- Assist with all post-closing matters, including without limitation, delivery of original closing documents to the appropriate parties; negotiation and collection of remaining postclosing items (such as, satisfactions, estoppels and SNDAs), follow up with title companies and the Land Records of each jurisdiction to confirm proper recording of closing documents.
- Record billable work on a daily basis and meet annual billable hour requirement.
- Performs other related duties as assigned
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university. Experience in lieu of degree may be considered. Paralegal certificate is a plus.
- Minimum of three (3) years of paralegal experience
- Minimum of three (3) years of title and survey experience.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Understanding of legal language and principles, and research methods.
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
- Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, evening and/or weekend hours to meet client and lawyer deadlines.
- Some occasional travel may be required between firm offices and meeting with clients at client offices and title companies.
- This job operates in an office setting and is largely sedentary, requiring the routine use of a computer and other standard office equipment. The ability to open file cabinets, lift files, bend and stand on a stool may also be required.