Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

Special Counsel is looking for a Senior Commercial Real Estate Paralegal for a large corporation in the western suburbs. The successful candidate will be extremely reliable, organized, and have a positive attitude. The position requires an individual able to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of commercial real estate concepts and transactions. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Schedule and coordinate real estate closings with attorneys, lenders and title company and brokers  

  • Prepare and review real estate contracts and possession agreements 

  • Attend project status meetings; research; review appraisals; review title commitments and surveys 

  • Draft and file correspondences and addendums 

  • Prepare and file exemption complaint, file division/consolidation petitions 

  • Prepare escrow agreements and instructions, prepare subpoenas, prepare and file Annual Reports, prepare corporate organization documents 

  • Liaising with clients, attorneys, appraisers, opposing counsel, and subcontractors 

  • Title and survey experience required



  • Paralegal Certification 

  • 5+ years of corporate experience 

  • Excellent organizational skills and strong communication 

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines 

  • Experience with Word, WordPerfect, Excel and Outlook 

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Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.