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Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Jul 22, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States
Practice Area
Finance >> Finance - Banking
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Paralegal - Real Estate and Banking

The candidate assists attorneys in rendering legal services in the area of commercial real estate and acquisitions, real estate finance, leasing, and real estate development, under the direction of Real Estate lawyers. Provides various coordination efforts with respect to the documentation and closing of real estate transactions, including sales, purchases, leases, and mortgage financing. Reviews title commitments, title documents, and surveys. Creates, composes, and edits written material such as transaction documents, correspondence, and/or legal documentation. Conducts due diligence. Ensures all pre-closing preparation, and post-closing follow-up is properly completed in a timely manner. Creates, composes, and edits written material such as transaction documents, closing documents, loan documents, correspondence, and/or other legal documentation. Performs legal research, which may include retrieval of statutes and regulations. Performs electronic research using Westlaw, Lexis, and the Internet. Records documents with the various Recorder’s offices. Drafts documents and correspondence. Corresponds with clients and organizations, in writing, by telephone, or electronic communications, as directed by the supervising attorney. Enters time and descriptions into DTE and releases them on a daily basis.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have two of the following: a 4-year college degree, a Paralegal Certificate, and/or 2 years of previous Paralegal experience. Should have 3+ years of experience in the area of commercial real estate law, preferably at a law firm. Must have demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office programs. Should have proven ability to handle all support aspects of a commercial real estate transaction including, title/survey review, due diligence, document drafting, and closing/post-closing procedures. Must have the ability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously and maintain organized files for voluminous transactions. Proven analytical and organizational skills and the ability to pay very close attention to detail in an efficient manner are required. The ability to organize data, both hardcopy and electronic, for easy filing and retrievability is needed. Should have the ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing with internal and external clients on all levels. Proven ability to problem solve, think independently, and tackle projects with minimal supervision while maintaining timely and efficient organization is required.

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