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Real Estate Paralegal

Sherin and Lodgen is seeking a commercial real estate paralegal familiar with title matters. The real estate paralegal will assist attorneys by providing research support, recording and obtaining documents from various Registries of Deeds and Land Court, and preparation of initial drafts of transaction documents and title policies. They will work closely with title companies to obtain title commitments and title insurance policies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

General Duties:

  • Able to review title in the context of development and redevelopment.
  • Coordinates with title insurance companies.
  • Prepare and search titles for multi-state commercial real estate practice, commercial leasing, retail, office and industrial leasing, and renewable energy.
  • Drafts incorporation documents for corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, non-profit corporations and other entities.
  • Assists in the preparation for closings by drafting, preparing and /or reviewing: agendas, documents, surveys, certificates and all other required items.
  • Prepares closing binders and maintains schedule of post-closing items for various corporate and real estate closings.
  • Conducts research, including Internet searches, for corporate status and filing information, Uniform Commercial Code filings, title research, docket retrieval from various courts and related legal research.
  • Organizes and maintains corporate records, loan documents, closing agendas and files, and other documents.
  • Orders documents, searches, status certificates, tax waivers, municipal lien certificates, certified copies, and other public records.
  • Maintains positive contact with clients and observes confidentiality of client matters.
  • Keeps accurate time records.

Education and/or Experience

  • Completion of a B.A./B.S. degree
  • Minimum three years of experience
  • Knowledge of various Registries of Deeds and Land Court

Skill Set and Abilities

  • Reading and writing: Ability to read and comprehend instructions, complex documents, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write complex correspondence and to effectively present information in various situations.
  • Strong knowledge of computer operation, spreadsheet software and word processing software required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills: Demonstrates effective teamwork, communication and prioritizes and anticipates work needs. Must be able to work well under occasional periods of pressure and short deadlines.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when evaluating legal matters.
  • Ability to proofread typed material for contextual, grammatical, typographical or spelling errors.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate in person, by e-mail and telephone and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
  • Work occasionally requires a high level of focus and mental alertness while organizing and maintaining multiple matters.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer, photocopiers, fax machines and typewriter.
  • Ability to travel to private and public buildings, locally and statewide, via private or public conveyance to assist attorneys in attending to client needs on legal matters.

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Jiayi Fang

Human Resources Manager

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