Paralegal, Finance - Real Estate Finance, Washington, DC - Ballard Spahr LLP

Emily Goodall

Paralegal, Finance - Real Estate Finance, Washington, DC - Ballard Spahr LLP

Paralegal, Finance - Real Estate Finance, Washington, DC

Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking a paralegal in our Washington, DC office to become a key member of our nationally-recognized real estate finance team representing clients in structuring, documenting, closing, servicing, and restructuring real estate loans.  Great opportunity to handle not only traditional real estate paralegal responsibilities, but also additional responsibilities critical to the team, including:  preparation of documentation for closings, such tasks will include organizing, proofreading and assembling documents; conducting due-diligence review; review of opinions; review of title, survey and zoning documents; drafting loan documents; drafting assignment documents; coordinating closing and post-closing logistics including closing binders; preparing UCC Financing Statements; management of online SharePoint sites; researching industry databases, publicly-available information from local governments and other sources, and applicable law. Training will be provided.  This is a great opportunity to work within a tight knit team while having large law firm resources and benefits available to you.

This position requires someone who is energetic, detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and understands the cycle of a transaction. Candidates considered will be proactive self-starters with demonstrated experience maintaining high quality work products in a fast-paced environment and within time constraints. Strong writing and proofreading skills, oral communication skills, research, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential to be successful in this position. 

Minimum requirements include prior experience as a paralegal in real estate finance or transactional finance or real estate; experience with title and survey review; experience should demonstrate written and oral communication skills; intermediate level of technical proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (including Excel) and document management systems. Overtime work available.

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe of a workplace as possible. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.

The Firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.

For immediate consideration, please visit and apply online.


Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.