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Senior Paralegal Specialist

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 13,2018

Posted on

Jul 28,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Senior Paralegal Specialist Duties: Under general supervision of assigned attorneys, the Practice Managers (or designees), and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, Paralegals are assigned to work primarily on specific cases/transactions, provide general assistance to a project team of attorneys, and/or to support attorneys whose practice involves specific areas of law. May also monitor regulations, legal developments and compliance procedures in their area of expertise. May be asked to provide general supervision of Project Assistants and other clerical staff. Paralegals are expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s Core Values. 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. As requested by assigned attorneys, coordinate work of other paralegals and/or project assistants or clerical team members.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: BA/BS degree required. Legal Assistant/Paralegal certification desirable. 5+ years of relevant real estate paralegal experience required. Ability to read, write and speak English. Substantive knowledge of and familiarity with specific areas of law, as required. Strong analytical and research skills. Thorough knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate potentially detailed and complex information to others. Aptitude and willingness to work with complex procedures. Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to organize self and others. Demonstrated strong attention to detail. Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions. Ability to manage multiple priorities and adjust to changing priorities in a professional manner. Ability to work independently and with a team. Willingness and ability to assume new tasks and responsibilities. Strong service orientation, and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with users, peers, office and firm management, and outside business partners. Ability to work well under pressure, facilitate solutions, and meet deadlines and milestones for projects assigned. Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of client and office information and adhering to the Firm’s Core Values. Commitment to the office and firm. Commitment to professional growth and development.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1111 Louisiana Street
44th Floor
Houston, TX 77002-5200

Review:

"A Great Place to Start"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Approach work with an open mind and a good work ethic and you will do well here.

Pros : I did a 6 month internship here so I don't have too much experience, but I found it to be a great place to learn and grow.
Cons : I wasn't able to get hired on for a permanent position but that might change in the future.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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