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Paralegal - Commercial Real Estate

Company: Patel Anderson LLP
Location: Houston
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Patel Anderson LLP is seeking a motivated paralegal to join the firm's commercial real estate practice in the position of Paralegal - Commercial Real Estate. Must have 3+ years of prior experience in real estate, financing, corporate, and other transactional legal work.

Our commercial real estate practice routinely handles a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including (i) leasing and purchase-and-sale transactions with respect to raw land, improved property, hotels, office buildings, multifamily projects, shopping and retail centers, restaurants, and gas stations; (ii) real estate finance transactions, including real estate loans, construction loans, and loan assignments; and (iv) franchise document review, counseling and dispute resolution. The candidate must have sufficient knowledge to assist in commercial transactions from the letter of intent stage to post-closing.

--- Assist attorneys in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions from contracts and loan commitments through closing and post-closing.
--- Prepare closing checklists, critical dates timelines, title commitments, title policies, closing statements, title and other affidavits, entity authorizations, customary closing documentation, etc.
--- Assist with commercial real estate due diligence, including title and survey reviews, title objection letters, lease reviews, municipal lien searches, and UCC, judgment, litigation, and lien searches.
--- Preparing ancillary legal documents in all aspects of a commercial transaction.
--- Preparing and filing formation documents of all types of corporate entities including charter documents, organizational consents, bylaws, company agreements, partnership agreements, obtaining EIN's, and qualification in applicable state jurisdictions.
--- Monitoring and reviewing transactional documents for the purpose of preparing and updating the closing checklist to track the status of transactional documents and the progression of the transaction.
--- Analyzing corporate documents to determine jurisdictions in which to conduct searches for UCC-1 financing statements; federal and state tax liens; furniture, fixtures, and judgment liens; bankruptcy filings; and federal, state, and county litigation filings.
--- Coordinating requests between multiple parties, stakeholders, and vendors by way of consistent communication with clients, claims, and full partnership with an attorney through the end of the transaction.
--- Prepare initial draft of agreements, corporate entity documents, leases, financing statements, purchase, and property management agreements, as well as title abstracts, summaries, and commitments, as required.
--- Making sure that all tasks/activities assigned are completed within the given deadline.
--- Research and analyze legal sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes.
--- Prepare and submit closing binders and assist with other aspects of the transactions as needed, both locally and nationally.
--- Prepare, organize, and file documents and correspondence.
--- Coordinate and schedule calendars. Ensuring the safety and maintenance of client confidentiality.
--- Perform other related duties as assigned.

Skills Competencies:
--- Ability to communicate professionally and interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including management staff and support staff.
--- Ability to be a proactive self-starter who understands the details within a much larger context.
--- Demonstrated attention to detail, reliability, and ability to learn new technology quickly.
--- Excellent client service skills and ability to work on multiple matters simultaneously in an organized manner and under minimal supervision.
--- Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
--- Must possess exceptional communication skills (oral and written)
--- Excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills
--- Ability to work with supervising attorney to develop strategies for a transaction
--- Dependable, ethical, and trustworthy

--- Minimum 3 years of prior experience in commercial real estate transactions, commercial title insurance, corporate, and other transactional legal work.
--- Bachelor's Degree or Paralegal Certification preferred; equivalent experience considered
--- Proficiency using Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required
--- Current Notary Public Commission or ability to obtain Notary Public Commission preferred

About Company:
Patel Anderson LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Patel Anderson LLP, Houston , Paralegal - Commercial Real Estate, Legal , Houston, Texas

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