Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

Posted: 10/17/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Other Area(s) Job Number: 6278

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal with a growing law firm in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a highly entrepreneurial environment.

Position responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Handle commercial real estate transactions from commencement to closing.
  • Review title binders and identify issues needing resolution; work with all parties to satisfy same.
  •   Read survey description, analyze survey and compare to title property description.
  •   Draft and review commercial loan documents and/or transactional real estate documents, including notes, mortgages, deeds, transfer tax forms, Affidavits of Title, leases, amendments and Estoppels.
  • Prepare closing costs,  closing statements and disbursement authorizations for funds.
  • Record/file all documents and handle all post-closing items through issuance of title policy including completion of post-closing binders.
  • Review title reports, appraisal, zoning reports and bank statements as required.
  • Interface with clients, banks and title companies to prepare closing documents.

Position requirements are:

- Paralegal certificate or college degree with at least 5 years of related commercial real estate experience in a law firm.

- Must be detail orientated, an independent self-starter with ability to assist in a busy practice and have strong project management skills. The selected candidate should have the ability to assist on a file from contract negotiation/execution or loan submission through closing and be able to manage multiple transactions simultaneously.

- Prior experience representing banks/lending institutions, experience reviewing loan commitments, drafting loan documents, and reviewing all due diligence items in connection with the loan. Experience with New Jersey lending required, and New York and/or Pennsylvania lending a plus.

- Ability to handle corporate work preferred, including preparation of annual minutes, annual reports, operating agreements and by-laws.

- New Jersey Notary Public a plus.
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