Commercial Lending and Real Estate Paralegal
Duties: Draft initial closing checklists for standard purchase, sale, development and loan transactions for initial attorney review. Assemble deal contacts, create distribution lists, and manage the same for transactions. Communicate directly with opposing counsel and clients when appropriate. Work directly with legal assistants at opposing firm to coordinate due diligence and keep matters moving forward; serve as first line contact when appropriate. Order typical due diligence items such as lien searches, organizational due diligence, title work, litigation searches, etc. Review typical due diligence items including organizational due diligence, title and survey, insurance documentation, construction documents, etc. Take an active role in updating checklists and communicating issues with opposing side and client, including calendar management and follow-up when appropriate, to keep the process moving toward closing. Review and prepare summaries of deal documents such as leases, purchase agreements, etc. Assist with drafting of basic loan documentation; work on basic form documents and assist with preparation of initial drafts (e.g., party names, loan amounts, signature blocks, etc.). Assist with basic updating of documents to reflect changes in loan amounts, dates, completion of schedules and exhibits, etc. Proofread own work and the work of others. Actively participate in the closing process, including distribution of signature, assembly of loan documents, review of final due diligence items, and final closing coordination with the bank. Conduct typical post-closing work, including organization of closing document transcripts, deliveries to client and opposing counsel, follow up on outstanding items, final title and recorded document reviews, clearing client file exceptions, and calendaring follow-up calls/emails. Lead conference calls when appropriate, particularly for checklist calls.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree, paralegal certification or degree, or appropriate combination of education/experience. 2+ years of experience as a commercial lending and real estate paralegal. Highly organized, detail-oriented, proactive, and desire to take ownership. Balance competing priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced team environment. Ability to juggle multiple files at once and calendar/follow up on items accordingly. Excellent writing and proofreading skills. Understanding of basic differences between types of deals (e.g., construction or non-construction) and other typical deal variations. Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, and file sharing software (Sharefile, HighQ, etc.) .
Job Requisition Id: R503
Burr & Forman LLP.
450 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801