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Real Estate Finance and Investment Paralegal

Los Angeles, California · Legal
GENERAL SUMMARY
  • The Real Estate Finance & Investment (REFIG) Paralegal will work directly with attorneys and clients during due diligence, closings, and post-closing work of commercial real estate transactions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Drafting transaction documentation for attorneys and assisting with post-closing work
  • Manage and assist with the closing of various transactions, including preparation, coordination, distribution, and organization of closing binders
  • Assist attorneys to index, organize documents, correspondence, memorandums, and attorney notes
  • Proofread legal documents and contracts
  • Reviewing Survey and Title Insurance documentation in commercial real estate transactions
  • Obtain, organize, review and summarize due diligence materials, including corporate status certificates and certified corporate documents, and real estate title examinations and surveys, as well as preparation of necessary documentation to correct or clear title
  • Perform special projects as assigned
  • Draft memos regarding the status of projects
  • Maintain current and accurate daily time record
  • Perform special projects as assigned
  • Ability to work overtime and irregular hours as dictated by the Firm and client needs.

SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when evaluating legal matters
  • Ability to proofread typed material for contextual, grammatical, typographical or spelling errors
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to establish relationships, effectively liaise, communicate and follow instructions from the client, attorneys, staff, and vendors and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact
  • Detail oriented with excellent communication and follow-up skills
  • A high level of energy and the ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment
  • Commitment to providing superior customer service
  • Operate standard office equipment such as photocopiers, fax machines and personal computers
  • Extensive technical knowledge in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database programs, and a/v equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of Firm systems, practices and procedures to effectively meet employee and Department needs

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • A minimum of five (5) years of prior paralegal experience in a corporate practice.
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree and/or a paralegal certificate are required for consideration

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