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This large, rapidly growing, full-service law firm is making big strides in the global realm of telecommunications, e-commerce and dot coms in addition to having a very notable practice in international commerce, corporate and contract litigation. It is located in the Pacific Northwest with branches in the West and in Washington DC. Associates are encouraged to pursue community involvement to enhance their well-rounded approach to law and life. Billable hours credit is given for Pro Bono work, and the firm's hours requirements are very reasonable. Strong mentoring and training programs are present.
Real Estate Paralegal RESPONSIBILITIES: Obtains records and documents; interviews clients and other parties; reviews literature and searches data bases. Generally, assembles and organizes information. Investigates, assembles, and organizes factual information which supports correspondence and legal documents and reviews, analyzes, summarizes, prepares and/or drafts correspondence, loan and purchase documents and other documents. Organize and maintain client forms database. Develops and maintains positive relationships with the firm s clients, title insurance companies, closing agents, administrative agencies, and other outside vendors. Performs administrative responsibilities assigned by the practice area or department chair. Examples include disseminating changes in the codes, statutes, regulations and procedures to others in the firm and maintaining current files of forms used in the assigned practice area.
Qualifications: A bachelor s degree or equivalent is preferred. Must have real estate experience which demonstrates analytical and written capabilities. Must have prior experience with or be capable of rapidly understanding, interpreting and applying to various client circumstances the applicable legal framework and internal procedures related to the assigned practice area. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software in a Windows-based environment. Extensive knowledge of real estate and condominium transactions, closings, escrow, title review, and surveys in one or more of the states in which we practice. Knowledge of the following: Review and prepare general correspondence, deeds and property transfer documents, basic loan documents, escrow instructions and settlement statements. Review purchase and sale contracts and other real estate documents. Review, request, and order: Real property reports, Certificates of existence and entity documents, Title insurance, Due diligence searches, Record important dates and maintain files, Organize closing documents, Calendar all critical dates and contingencies, Prepare and manage closing checklists, outlining critical dates and the responsibilities of all parties. Coordinate closing with all parties in the transaction, including the buyer, sellers, title insurance company, opposing counsel, and lender. Prepare transfers/affidavits of transferees, closing documents, closing reports, and accounts.
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