A transactional paralegal is someone who works on corporate and transactional matters under the supervision of licensed attorneys in a law-related setting or law office. Transactional paralegals do not practice law, as they are not licensed attorneys, but they help in many aspects of legal transactions, including preparing initial drafts of contracts and closing binders. Transactional paralegals generally work in office buildings and work on matters that involve negotiation of deals between parties (such as mergers between companies, financing agreements, and sales of divisions of companies). This distinguishes transactional paralegals from litigation paralegals, who work on adversarial matters that involve going to court.
Here are a few sample transactional paralegal job descriptions:
Real Estate/Transactional Paralegal
The candidate will manage the responsibilities which include title commitment and title policy preparation and completion, survey review, forming corporate entities, assisting in the preparation of draft loan and acquisition documents, and ordering UCC searches. Should have Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. Must have knowledge of Softpro closing software.
The candidate must have excellent academic credentials. Must have good computer skills. Real estate, title or special district experience are highly preferred.
Seeking a Transactional Paralegal preferably with 3-8 years of transactional experience and or project finance experience. Responsibilities include assisting attorneys with a wide range of projects including UCC financing statements, retrieval and review of UCC searches, due diligence and post-closing preparation of closing documents.
Corporate Transactional Paralegal
The candidate should have varied background, yet highly experienced with corporate/transactional matters. Should have 5+ years of experience.
Real Estate Transactional Paralegal
The candidate will assist with a variety of tasks related to commercial real estate agreements including: updating and maintaining the real estate portfolio, drafting and revising leases, amendments and other related documents, resolving legal inquiries, and assisting with negotiation, among other duties. Should have 5+ years of transactional and commercial real estate experience, preferably in a public company with multiple nationwide locations. Strong research, analytical and organizational skills, the ability to meet deadlines and to work collaboratively and proactively, are needed. A Bachelor's degree and/or a paralegal certificate preferred. Experience with Harbor Flex lease administration software and strong proficiency in MS Office Suite are needed.
The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree and a paralegal certificate. Must have 2+ years of prior experience in real estate, financing, corporate and other transactional legal work. Good organizational and communication skills required plus the ability to work directly with clients and lawyers under minimum supervision.
The candidate must have 15 years of legal experience. Collections and general commercial law experience preferred.
Corporate Transactional Paralegal
The candidate would assist sophisticated M&A transactions for private and some publicly held companies, debt and equity financing transactions including private placements and venture capital, corporate governance for closely held small and medium size businesses, and other miscellaneous corporate oriented work (securities filings, review of UCC and lien search reports, due diligence review, etc). Should be a paralegal with 5+ years of experience.