Real Estate & Commercial Finance Paralegal - 139

Job Description


Due to growth, our Tampa client has a need for a strong Paralegal in their Real Estate & Commercial Finance practice group.  Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of 5 years of experience as a paralegal with experience in transactions / financing. 

Qualified candidates must be proactive, flexible, have excellent organizational and communication skills, proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and experience with electronic document management systems. The ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks based on business needs is essential. 

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • A minimum of 5 years of commercial real estate transactional and financing paralegal experience in a law firm setting 
  • Distressed asset or commercial bankruptcy experience a plus
  • Experience and proficiency with matters pertaining to title insurance, including examination of title and survey, preparation of title commitments and policies, and working with title companies regarding any issuance of title commitments and policies or working to resolve title issues.
  • Experience and proficiency with due diligence reviews of documents
  • Experience and proficiency with handling commercial closings and preparing related documents, including, but not limited to, UCC financing statements, closing instruction letters, and closing documents and binders. 
  • Experience and proficiency with drafting and preparing deeds, mortgages, financing statements and other real estate transactional and financing documents
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in electronic recordings and official records searches
  • Experience with the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and other entities
  • Strong organization skills and detail-oriented
  • Ability to communicate with clients and to work independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

Our client serves their business clients in key industries across the country and around the globe. Their national and international litigation teams are well equipped to handle the most complex business trials, arbitrations, and appeals, and have developed especially deep experience in the defense of class actions and mass actions, white collar representation, high-stakes business litigation, and government investigations. They have tried more than 1,500 cases to judgment or verdict and defended several hundred class actions across the country.

The cases they handle cut across every subject area, including consumer and business fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act enforcement, contracts, shareholder disputes, antitrust, insurance, securities, products liability, construction, real estate, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, labor and employment, intellectual property, health care, telecommunications, energy, constitutional claims, international and domestic arbitration, and federal and state governmental disputes.

They advise clients on sophisticated business transactions across a range of issues and industries, including both domestic and international matters and handle a wide variety of transactions for clients throughout the country and internationally.  Locally, they have a strong presence in Tampa, with 95 attorneys in the office, including all administrative management.

They also cater to high-growth clients, including technology-based companies, advising them on capital formation, debt financing, corporate governance and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance and disclosures, tax planning, and cyber-security concerns, as well as all phases of real property site acquisition and disposition, financing, permitting, and development.

Their government consultants have extensive expertise dealing with federal and state regulators, legislative bodies, and executive agencies on a wide range of issues, including insurance and tort reform, health care, financial regulation, government investigations, and enforcement actions.

Hiring and advancing diverse attorneys has been a core component of the firm’s culture since long before the practice gained currency in the legal marketplace. Initiatives include:

  • a 360-degree review process through which our attorneys and government consultants rank their practice group leaders on factors that include how well they promote diversity — their effectiveness weighs into their compensation
  • networking, informal mentoring, professional development opportunities through the firm’s LGBT Alliance, Minority Alliance, and Women's Alliance.

They recognize that the ability to provide the highest level of client service is inextricably linked to commitment in hiring, training, and advancing exemplary lawyers. Their legal talent is our most significant asset - a strategic priority.

In summary, the firm strives to earn an “A” from every client on every engagement. It takes diligence, drive, creativity, a can-do attitude, efficiency, and an understanding of the clients’ big picture issues. Although the firm places a premium on hard work, strong performance, and occasional sacrifice, they value our lives outside the office, and believe that balance is crucial to professional success and to the enduring strength of the law firm.

Salary: $70-80K. Excellent benefits.  37.5 hour week (M-F. 9:00-5:30).


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