Real Estate Paralegal - Seyfarth Shaw DC

Heather Kurey

Real Estate Paralegal - Seyfarth Shaw DC

At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY:

As a real estate paralegal, you will assist attorneys in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including documentation, due diligence, closing and post-closing activities for real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financing and leasing. You will be a member of the firm’s Real Estate department, reporting to the attorneys on your team.

 

THE DAY-TO-DAY:

On any given day, you will:

  • Order and review title commitments, exception documents and surveys, interfacing directly with the title company and surveyor to resolve any issues or discrepancies.
  • Conduct title and survey review and analysis for commercial real estate loans in accordance with lending platform requirements, including, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily requirements.
  • Maintain thorough and current knowledge of lending platform guidelines, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily requirements.
  • Prepare and administer contract critical dates and closing checklists.
  • Coordinate and assist with all aspects of closings, including preparation of financing or conveyance documents (as applicable), closing statements, and other closing documents.
  • Attend to all post-closing requirements, which will require you to prepare closing indices, prepare and organize closing binders, and monitor all post-closing deliveries and requirements.
  • Prepare delivery packages of final loan documents in accordance with the precise lending platform requirements, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily requirements, including electronic uploads to document management systems.
  • Prepare clear and concise correspondence and memoranda.
  • Prepare initial drafts of transaction documents, amendments to agreements or leases and miscellaneous documents, including estoppel certificates, SNDAs and Memos of Lease for attorney review.
  • Review organizational and authority documents.
  • Order UCC, lien and other searches.

 

YOU HAVE:

  • 5 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, including experience with acquisitions, dispositions, financings and leasing. Law firm and in-house experience will be considered.
  • Significant title and survey experience, both from the developer/owner and lender sides, including review of title commitments and surveys, review and analysis of easements, declarations, REA's and other exception documents, and preparation and negotiation of title objection letters.
  • High level of attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in a deadline-driven environment.
  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook or similar mail and calendar technology.
  • Legal research skills and knowledge of relevant databases.
  • Strong writing, organizational and communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and legal terminology.

 

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence. 

We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.

 

MORE ABOUT SEYFARTH:

With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/careers/.

Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the followinglink:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Seyfarth is an EO Employer –M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

 

It is an essential job requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for this role.  If you need an accommodation of any kind for religious or disability reasons, including related to this job requirement, please contact Human Resources. 

 

This position is based in Washington, DC 20004