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Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

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Company name

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Real Estate

Location

Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Feb 15,2018

Posted on

Jan 06,2018

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Paralegal - Real Estate The candidate will monitor regulations, legal developments and compliance procedures in their area of expertise. Will provide general supervision of Project Assistants and other clerical staff. Should perform duties with commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Will review title and survey materials, prepare title and survey objection letters and coordinate with title companies in resolving title objections. Order third party services and coordinate with service providers relevant to real estate transactions, such as surveys, zoning reports, environmental site assessments, property condition reports, permit reports and UCC and litigation searches. Coordinate with title companies in deal management and in closing real property transactions. Assist with formation and registrations of entities, acquisition of federal employment identification numbers, and related tasks. Prepare binders of completed transactions. Conduct statutory, regulatory or factual research with respect to client matters. Such research might include investigation of federal or state laws and regulations, relevant markets, corporate participants and industry standards and practices. Participate in due diligence, privilege and other reviews of client records and files. Assist with organization of client materials and attorney work product, including use of databases, imaging systems and other computer-based technology. Maintain files and other case or project records; circulate materials to project team, as needed. Maintain chronological records of project activity. Arrange filings, mailings and service list deliveries with appropriate courts, government agencies and other parties. Under the supervision of an attorney, draft, edit, cite-check, conform and otherwise assist in the preparation of legal documents. Obtain services from outside contractors, including court reporters, research services, exhibit preparation services, filing services and printers. Process billing and disbursement paperwork in connection with those services. Act as liaison for the project team with support departments and other offices of the firm, anticipating and assuming responsibility for special staffing needs, such as overtime, clerical and/or notary assistance. Coordinate work of other paralegals and/or project assistants or clerical team members. Should have BA/BS degree. Legal Assistant/Paralegal certification is preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Building
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1564