Real Estate Paralegal

Special Counsel Chicago is recruiting a Real Estate Paralegal to perform a variety of duties such as: file management in real estate and commercial matters, timely submission of documents, document management in wide variety of real estate transactions, prepare and update closing checklists, prepare and review closing documents and escrow instructions, and coordinate closings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Order and review tract, ownership, judgment, judgment and tax lien, and UCC searches.
  • Order and review title commitments, surveys and other underlying title documents, policies and endorsements.
  • Order duplicate tax bills and estimates of redemption; order entity documents such as Certificates of Good Standing, Articles of Formation and certified copies of recorded documents.
  • Prepare/answer title objection letters. Negotiate with title companies and other parties regarding title clearance matters.
  • Prepare and review/analyze mortgages, assignments of mortgage, and related financing documents.
  • Prepare and analyze loan documents and related due diligence materials.
  • Review zoning applications and related due diligence matters.
  • Qualifications and Experience:

  • Candidates must have a college degree and/or Paralegal certificate, with work experience as a paralegal.
  • One to five years of experience as a commercial/transactional real estate paralegal in a law firm environment, performing the noted job duties.
  • Must have the ability to read and understand legal descriptions, title reports, leases, loan documents, purchase agreements and other contracts. Familiarity with title company forms, escrow instructions, preliminary title searches, easement descriptions, liens and recorded judgments, policies of title insurance and endorsements, trust deeds and grant deeds.
  • Must be familiar with balancing escrow disbursements.
  • Knowledge of DoubleTime or Landtech settlement system is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required to handle large volumes of work associated with each case and transaction. Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • If you have on-point experience and are interested in pursuing a rewarding career opportunity, apply today!

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