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Associate Attorney – Commercial, Business, Finance & Real Estate

Annapolis, MD

Job Title: Associate Attorney – Commercial, Business, Finance & Real Estate Non-Exempt / Full Time

Overall Responsibilities:
Fast paced, growing law firm seeks an Associate Attorney to provide legal 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 with a keen sense of detail. The job responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

 

Job Duties:

  • Represent the firm and provide expert legal guidance on a variety of real estate matters, including zoning/land use, real estate transactions, drafting/negotiating agreements of sale, settlements, title issues, litigation, easements, boundary line, co-owner disputes, foreclosure, and condemnations/eminent domain.
  • Provide legal advice related to land acquisition and development, including drafting contracts and related documents, commercial real estate loan transactions representing both lenders and borrowers, commercial office and retail leasing representing both landlords and tenants, and real estate development.
  • 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.
  • 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 legal research, drafting and reviewing support.
  • Complete special projects, and other related duties as assigned.
 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent legal research and investigation skills.
  • Excellent analytical and organization skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Complete discretion and ability to work with confidential information.
  • Knowledge of legal research, writing and background.
  • Completion of Juris Doctor program.
  • Working knowledge and competency with various case management software platforms.
  • Ability to prepare memos and decisions.
  • Ability to follow direction and procedures.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and assignments.
  • Proficiency using Adobe PDF creator and editor.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office 365 suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • The ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • 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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