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Chicago, IL 60601

Posted: 05/10/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Legal/Law Job Number: 2194 Pay Rate: 70,000

Job Description

Seeking a Real Estate Paralegal. This is an exciting Real Estate Paralegal opportunity which supports our Real Estate group with commercial real estate transactions. We are looking for a paralegal with experience working on behalf of purchasers, sellers, lenders and borrowers on commercial real estate transactions. This high-profile position involves direct interface with attorneys, clients and external parties.

As a Real Estate Paralegal, your duties will include but not be limited to:
  • Complete full title and survey review and synopsis as well as draft objection letters
  • Drafting closing documentation and assist with the preparation of due diligence items
  • Create and maintain due diligence checklists and timelines, including reminding attorneys of upcoming deadlines and important dates
  • Prepare and review UCC financing statements
  • Handle closing and post-closing matters independently and in connection with sophisticated real estate, real estate finance and corporate finance matters
  • Prepare closing statements and documents for compliance with the contract and/or title
  • Work with title companies and surveyors to eliminate title and survey issues
  • Draft and/or review closing and escrow instruction letters for compliance
  • Prepare and distribute closing binders / sets
  • Assist in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions
  • Annual Billable Target: 1,500
Skills & Competencies
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Willingness and flexibility to work overtime
  • Ability to work under pressure on time-sensitive projects
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently
  • High level of attention to detail
Qualifications & Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred
  • ABA-approved paralegal certificate is preferred
  • At least 3 years of paralegal or related experience involving commercial real estate preferred; knowledge of finance transactions preferred
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
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