Latitude is seeking a In-House Real Estate Paralegal for an exciting full-time in-house permanent opportunity at a real estate development and investment company located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. Applicants should have at least 7-10 years of experience as an in-house paralegal; experience in real estate transactions is required. The paralegal will be responsible for providing legal support to the General Counsel and legal department for all documents and matters related to acquisitions, dispositions joint ventures, leasing, financing, corporate and legal compliance, litigation support and other operational matters. Successful candidates will have excellent organizational skills and great attention to detail, as well as exceptional analytical, critical thinking, and research skills.
Responsibilities of the In-House Real Estate Paralegal:
Contract review and management to include abstracts of leases, amendments, extensions and renewals
Maintain corporate books and records, licensure, foreign qualifications, corporate formation and organizational documents
Prepare, review, record, and update deal documents as directed by General Counsel
Coordinate due diligence with the General Counsel and acquisitions and development teams
Track deadlines for all deals utilizing Smart Sheet software and provide document support for real estate business
Coordinate with title company and third parties
Facilitate closing for all real estate and corporate transactions
Execution and delivery of all deal documents
Maintain closing binders following all transactions
Develop post-closing legal compliance lists for property/JV operations and track the same to ensure compliance
Oversee and process title matters for real estate transactions
Review, prepare and redline documents for General Counsel as needed (i.e., lease forms and related documents, forms of operating agreements, contracts, etc.)
Draft and revise term sheets, letters of intent, agreements of sale, lease, deeds, easements and rights of way, declarations, covenants, legal descriptions, appraisals, promissory notes, mortgages and mortgage modifications, releases, recordable site and plat plans, property management agreements, and subordination, non-disturbance, and attornment agreements
Independent and directed resolution of emergent issues relating to the real estate acquisition, development, and disposition process. Quality Assurance and Quality Control of the administration of transactional due diligence activities such as title insurance issue resolution, survey documentation, real estate tax assessment appeals, and similar
Research and analyze applicable statutes, regulations, legal articles, judicial decisions and other legal documents as requested by the General Counsel, and provides written analyses of same to the General Counsel
Prepare, organize and store litigation case files, exhibits, and other items
Assist in discovery and document production in litigation matters
Assist General Counsel with hearing preparation and other court appearances
Conduct research on legal and corporate governance issues
Communicate with outside counsel, including legal staff
Track litigation deadlines and court dates
Maintain and update company organization and signatory charts
Prepare resolutions, minutes for board of directors and shareholder meetings and actions
Prepare organizational and qualification documents, including operating and partnership agreement for all entities, obtaining EIN’s business licenses or dbas
Monitor and file annual reports, compliance filings and homebuilder registrations
Support Human Resources in employee-related legal matters
Requirements for the In-House Real Estate Paralegal:
7-10 years of paralegal experience; experience in real estate transactions required
Bachelor’s degree and a certificate in paralegal studies
Understanding of legal language and principles, research methods and other related matters
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, expertise in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Smart Sheet, Share Point and DocuSign
Analytical, critical thinking and research skills
Confidentiality, and ability to exercise discretion and good judgment
Outstanding planning and organizational skills
High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Position Details of the In-House Real Estate Paralegal:
Type of Role: Permanent
Location: In-person (Newtown Square, PA)
Pay: Pay is based on multiple factors including but not limited to work experience, qualifications, credentials, and location. Bonuses available.
Benefits: In addition to pay, a competitive benefits package is also provided, including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) and generous leave policies.
Confidentiality Latitude will not propose you to prospective clients without your prior consent. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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