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Real Estate Paralegal (CONTRACT)
Ref No.: 17-01466
Location: New York, New York
Essential Job Duties
• Order and review title commitments, exception documents and surveys; interfacing directly with title companies and surveyors to resolve any issues or discrepancies.
• Administration of contract critical dates and preparation and administration of closing checklists.
• Coordination of and assistance with closings, including review and/or preparation of conveyance documents, closing statements, transfer tax forms, and escrow release documentation.
• Attending to post-closing requirements, including preparation of closing indices, preparation and organization of closing binders, and monitoring of post-closing deliveries and other requirements.
• Preparation of documents for and closing of cooperative and condominium units, including the preparation and filing of RPT forms.
• Preparation of correspondence and memoranda.
• Preparation of initial draft documents for attorney review, including estoppel certificates.
• Preparation of lease and loan document abstracts.
• Preparation of UCC financing statements.
• Attention to organizational and authority documents.
• Ordering of UCC lien searches and preparation of summaries of lien search results.
• Coordination of recording of documents in various counties and states.
• Preparation of letters of direction.
• Preparation of document exhibits and assistance with document assembly.
• Researching of state and local transfer tax, recording and document execution obligations and requirements.
Essential Job Applicant Attributes
• Proven analytical and organizational skills. Ability to pay close attention to detail and follow up requirements.
• Ability to be flexible, multi-task and prioritize work flow.
• Proven ability to problem solve, think independently and tackle projects with appropriate supervision.
• Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues, clients and opposing parties.
• Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
• Ability and aptitude to work with numbers, calculations, etc.
• As this position is in a transactional area, the individual may need to be flexible to work additional hours as needed.
• Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills, including knowledge of EXCEL and WORD including the ability to merge files and databases, and the ability to conduct on-line research of public offices for tax, recording, zoning and other information.
Educational And Experience Requirements
• Bachelor degree, or comparable experience preferred.
• Five years of previous experience in commercial real estate transactions/closings, including experience with acquisitions, dispositions, financings, leasing, construction and development. Experience with cooperative and condominium closings is beneficial.
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