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Paralegal – Real Estate

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 29, 2021

Valid Through

Nov 11, 2021

Posted on

Jul 21, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Seattle, WA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Paralegal – Real Estate
DUTIES: Analyze title documents, real property legal descriptions, and surveys; prepare title and survey summaries; identify and recommend title endorsements and removal of or changes to title exceptions, and coordinate with title companies regarding title insurance policy issues and satisfaction of closing conditions. Prepare title objection letters and seller response letters. Manage due diligence activities, including creating and monitoring due diligence checklists. Conduct UCC and other searches and analyze results; request entity documents. Assist in the preparation of real estate documents, exhibits, and schedules. Manage and coordinate closings. Address post-closing matters and oversee the preparation of closing books. Provide assistance with real estate aspects of litigation and estate planning matters as requested. Accurately and completely record billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enter and release time promptly in compliance with established deadlines. Promptly submit accurate records of hours worked. Accept and perform other tasks as assigned

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skill. Must have 5+ years of experience as a real estate paralegal. Experience in land use and zoning matters, including experience in communicating with government officials, is ideal. Should have demonstrated knowledge and skill in both loan and purchase/sale transactions; a highly developed skills in time and task management; a high level of attention to detail with a view to thoroughness and accuracy; strong analytic and post-college level writing skills; strong command of the English language including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form, and style; advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office computerized business applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) as well as legal research and document retention databases; willingness to learn and adapt to new technology, software programs, and upgrades; ability and willingness to communicate and handle stressful situations in a professional, calm, courteous manner; ability to work effectively in a team-oriented service environment; and availability and willingness to work overtime as needed or requested.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 Third Avenue
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101-3045


"Great Place to Work - Staff"

Current Employee - Reviewed on June 05, 2019

Let more staff members work remotely on occasion. Continue innovative approach.

Pros : Innovative firm that focuses on diversity & inclusion. Good opportunities for advancement and professional development. Brilliant people who are also very down to earth. Although I'm on the staff side of things, I feel like a valued part of the team and that my voice is heard.
Cons : Sometimes departments don't communicate with other departments, not a big issue but just an area of improvement.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Current Employee
Job type : Full time

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