• Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #133
  • Salary: $90,000

Established firm is seeking an experienced Real Estate Paralegal to join their growing Real Estate department in the Palm Beach and West Palm Beach office. The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and possess a strong work ethic. The position requires strong transactional experience in handling and overseeing commercial and residential real estate transactions, including purchase and sale transactions and financing transactions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate commercial and residential real estate transaction closings, including maintaining closing checklist, preparation and distribution of signature page packages, preparation and review of settlement statements, and coordination with various transaction parties as required.
  • Assist with preparation and review of commercial and residential real estate purchase and sale closing documents.
  • Assist with preparation and review of loan documents (including UCC Financing Statements).
  • Order and review title and survey (including title exceptions), preparation of title and survey objection letters and title/survey memoranda, and prepare escrow closing letters.
  • Order and/or collect other typical legal due diligence items for sale and loan transactions, including zoning/governmental compliance letters, UCC/judgment searches, entity authority documents, good standing certificates, and estoppel letters from lienholders, tenants, and other parties to declarations, easements, and similar agreements.
  • Order, review, and abstract UCC/judgment/lien search results.
  • Obtain and review zoning reports and conduct related zoning analyses.
  • Prepare consents, resolutions, and other basic corporate documents.
  • Handle or coordinate filing/recording documents using DoubleTime
  • Prepare closing binders and handle post-closing matters.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Understanding of legal language and principles
  • Ability to perform tasks utilizing legal office software such as document management and billing software. Experience in Perfectlaw is a plus
  • Full proficiency with advanced, multifunction word processing software including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and PDF programs) and proficient in DoubleTime

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or comparable experience required
  • Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) preferred
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in a legal environment or law firm
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