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Paralegal

Annapolis, MD
Job Title: Paralegal – Commercial, Business, Finance & Real Estate
Non-Exempt/Full Time

Overall Responsibilities:
We are assisting our client in their search for a Paralegal to provide legal and administrative support to our clients partners who have responsibility over commercial business, finance and real estate transactions. The position involves displaying initiative, good judgment, professionalism, follow-through on different assignments and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.  The job responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

Job Duties:
  • Prepare and format initial drafts of contracts, legal research and correspondence.
  • Assist in the preparation of loan documents, purchase agreements, deeds, and other conveyance documents, easements, general agreements and contracts.
  • Assist with the closings of mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions.
  • Apply analytical skills to identify and assist in resolving issues; proactively suggest appropriate solutions and recommendations to enhance final work product.
  • Maintain corporate client records, files and policies.
  • Review title reports, surveys and organizational documents.
  • Prepare corporate documents for entity formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
  • Conduct legal research.  Analyze and compile data and information and write reports regarding findings. 
  • Engage in direct communication with clients with respect to client intake and information gathering.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings and appointments for all parties involved, including lenders, attorneys, title companies and brokers.
  • Draft engagement letters and assist with client invoicing and expense recovery.
  • Manage and organize client files in electronic database and paper / original file system from opening through closing of files. 
  • Provide paralegal support, perform other paralegal duties and complete special projects and other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited program preferred, or a combination of education and/or experience.
  • At least two years of prior experience as a legal support staff or paralegal. 
  • Working knowledge and competency with various case management software platforms.
  • Excellent analytical and organization skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Legal research and investigation skills.
  • Ability to follow direction and procedures.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and assignments.
  • Proficiency using Adobe PDF creator and editor. 
  • Adept using Microsoft Office 365 suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • The ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Complete discretion and ability to work with confidential information.
  • High level of initiative and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Positive, pro-active, professional attitude.
  • References and background check are required.

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