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Paralegal - Commercial Business, Finance and Real Estate

Annapolis, MD
Paralegal – Commercial, Business, Finance & Real Estate
Liff, Walsh and Simmons

Non-Exempt/Full Time
Overall Responsibilities:
Fast paced, growing law firm seeks a paralegal to provide legal and administrative support to firm 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.

  • 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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