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Real Estate Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Apr 14,2018

Posted on

Apr 08,2018
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Real Estate Paralegal Duties: Order and review title commitments, exception documents and surveys; interfacing directly with title companies and surveyors to resolve any issues or discrepancies. Administration of contract critical dates and preparation and administration of closing checklists. Coordination of and assistance with closings, including review and/or preparation of conveyance documents, closing statements, transfer tax forms, and escrow release documentation. • Attending to post-closing requirements, including preparation of closing indices, preparation and organization of closing binders, and monitoring of post-closing deliveries and other requirements. Preparation of documents for and closing of cooperative and condominium units, including the preparation and filing of RPT forms. Preparation of correspondence and memoranda. Preparation of initial draft documents for attorney review, including estoppel certificates. Preparation of lease and loan document abstracts. Preparation of UCC financing statements. Attention to organizational and authority documents. Ordering of UCC lien searches and preparation of summaries of lien search results. Coordination of recording of documents in various counties and states. Preparation of letters of direction. Preparation of document exhibits and assistance with document assembly. Researching of state and local transfer tax, recording and document execution obligations and requirements.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Bachelor degree, or comparable experience preferred. 4 years of previous experience in commercial real estate transactions/closings, including experience with acquisitions, dispositions, financings, leasing, construction and development. Experience with cooperative and condominium closings is beneficial. Notary Public license desired. Proven analytical and organizational skills. Ability to pay close attention to detail and follow up requirements. Ability to be flexible, multi-task and prioritize work flow. Proven ability to problem solve, think independently and tackle projects with appropriate supervision. Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues, clients and opposing parties. Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Ability and aptitude to work with numbers, calculations, etc. As this position is in a transactional area, the individual may need to be flexible to work additional hours as needed. Proficiency in computer skills, including knowledge of EXCEL and WORD including the ability to merge files and databases, and the ability to conduct on-line research of public offices for tax, recording, zoning and other information.

Additional info

Ref. 180148

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
620 Eighth Avenue
New York City, NY 10018-1405


"To be honest, it's not a great place to work. I've since gone to a better firm, so I figure I'll go ahead and write up a review as a former employee."

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

What I would recommend to anyone who may be reading this that is working for the law firm. Do whatever you can to change the pay scale and salary increase reviews to be one in which merit is considered rather than an employee's popularity.

Pros : Let's start with the good stuff. Everyone worked well as a group. We communicated throughout the firm when we had issues. We shared resources and I truly felt that we all scared about helping each other. We all wanted to see each other shine.
Cons : However, there was a lot of favoritism which led me to leave the firm. Advancements and salary increases weren't due to qualification, experience, or even how well we did in the past year. People were given salary increases greater than others just due to being a favorite of the head management. It was all politics over there. I wasn't as charismatic and personable as others, yet I was able to complete my job with flying colors. But because I wasn't as popular as others - I didn't receive great advancements in my pay.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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