A banking paralegal is someone who works under the supervision of a licensed attorney or attorneys in law offices that handle banking matters. Banking paralegals do not practice law, as they are not licensed attorneys, but they help in many aspects of banking transactions and banking matters. Some banking paralegals work in the banking and finance departments of law firms and other banking paralegals work inside of banks and other financial institutions. A banking paralegal is sometimes called a banking legal assistant.
Here are a few sample banking paralegal job descriptions:
Banking and Finance Paralegal
The candidate will be responsible for Paralegal duties in the Banking and Finance section of a prestigious major, downtown law firm. Must have Four year degree and or a Paralegal Certificate. Should have 5+ years of experience as a Banking/Finance Paralegal. Should have experience working with transactional documents including purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, credit agreements, and associated ancillary documents. Also must be able to facilitate and coordinate in the transactional closing process from the initial filing to closing.
Paralegal - Finance and Banking
The candidate will be involved in banking and transaction work including handling uniform commercial code filings, loan documents, stock transfers, board minutes, and general corporate matters. Will also assist with loan transactions, mortgages and lien related filings, corporate transactions which includes formation, venture capital investments, and mergers and acquisitions.
A college degree is preferred and a paralegal certificate is desirable. 2+years of finance, banking, and transactional experience is required. Candidate should be proficient with UCC searches, Word and Excel, and have the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment. Candidates will need to meet a 1500 hour billable requirement.
Corporate Paralegal - Banking
The candidate will be preparing and interpreting legal documents for review, approval, and use by attorneys. Will organize and prepare legal files. Conduct legal research and analysis using various law sources. Select, compile and use technical information from various reference sources. Perform administrative legal duties as required.
The candidate should have 4 year degree or related experience. Must have 1+ year bank debt trade/distressed debt trading paralegal experience. LMA experience preferred; LSTA experience a plus. Courses in paralegal studies a plus. Excellent organizational and communication skills required.
Paralegal I - Mortgage Banking Litigation
Duties: Will be responsible for assisting attorneys with a high volume of cases. Will update litigation matters in the Litigation matter management system as needed. Assist attorney with check requests. Review cases before it is closed and facilitate closing with the data quality team. Upload key pleadings, briefs and orders to the litigation matter management system. Monitor completion of fields that require attorney input. Prepare and review case checklists.
Qualification Requirements: College degree preferred, paralegal certificate a plus. 1-3 years of paralegal experience including preparing legal documents. Should be able to review pleadings and other documents, communicate effectively with legal and non-legal staff, filter reports for distribution and work on assigned special projects. Experience in legal research, summarizing documents and analysis of data. Strong PC skills (proficient knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Westlaw). Ability to monitor own workload to meet work goals. Should be an analytical thinker. Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle several projects simultaneously.
Business Banking Paralegal
The candidate will be responsible for providing transactional and other legal support to Business Banking lawyers, including preparation of draft real estate loan documents, letters to customers, and internal communications and presentations; researching regulatory issues and monitoring state law developments in connection with Business Banking transactional matters; assisting with the review and response to issues with respect to deposit accounts and cash management products; reviewing and responding to customer complaints; maintaining and updating forms; partnering with lawyers in Business Banking and other lines of business to support large scale projects and initiatives
The candidate should have 4-year undergraduate degree (preferred); 2-year associates degree (required); experience in a law firm or in-house legal department; be detail oriented and organized; able to handle multiple assignments and competing priorities in a fast paced, high profile and rapidly evolving environment; excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently when interacting with larger groups on projects; professional attitude and ability to exercise judgment and adhere to policy guidelines; proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and/or Adobe Pro would be a plus; have knowledge of credit, deposit account and product documentation and/or federal laws and regulations pertaining to banks would be a plus
Banking/Real Estate Paralegal
Responsibilities: Will provide overall support to attorneys' business needs. Will assist with closings, closing schedules and represent the lender at closing proceedings. Will handle due diligence gathering; review of board meeting minutes/notes; review offering plans for banks; prepare closing statements; review title reports/lien searches; execute/conduct closings on behalf of the lender; and preparation of banking documents.
Qualification Requirements: The candidate should have previous experience as a paralegal. Familiarity with legal research/Banking files including UCC/TRID/ HUD1s. Aability to travel within the to conduct closings.
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