Tallahassee Commercial Real Estate Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Location: Tallahassee

A multi-office, multi-state law firm seeks a talented Paralegal to help support the real estate and transactional practice group in our downtown Tallahassee office.

The firm offers a comprehensive benefit plan which includes, but is not limited to, employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, long-term care insurance and supplemental insurance options; generous paid-time-off plan; potential for year-end bonus and profit sharing; 401(k) with employer match; paid-parking; business-casual work environment and “jeans-Friday”. The firm is also an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse work force.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Responsible for assisting attorneys with real estate closings from start to finish and have fundamental understanding of title insurance commitments and surveys for commercial real estate closings
• Reviewing title and survey materials, preparing title survey objections letter and coordinating with title companies and surveyors in resolving title objections
• Ordering third party services and coordinate with service providers to real estate transactions, related to surveys, zoning reports, environmental site assessments, property condition reports, permit reports, and appraisals
• Assisting with the preparation of due diligence checklists and review of due diligence items
• Reviewing closing documents
• Researching UCC filings and corporate documents
• Preparing closing document packages for clients
• Preparing/drafting closing document transcripts
• Preparing/drafting recordable documents for filing or recording
• Conducting general internet research
• Completing general post-closing tasks
• Assisting with formation and registration of entities, acquisition of federal employment identification numbers and related tasks
• Under the supervision of an attorney, drafting, editing, cite-checking and otherwise assisting in the preparation of loan, purchase, sale, loan servicing and ancillary documents
• Overall support to the real estate and transactions group

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Detail oriented with strong organization and time management skills
• Aptitude and willingness to work on complex procedures
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate potentially detailed and complex information to others
• Ability to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously and willingness to work extra hours as needed
• Problem solving, analytical and research skills
• Motivated self-started with a positive attitude
• Willingness to work both independently and as a part of a team in a deadline-driven environment
• Commitment to professional growth and development
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and aptitude for quickly learning various other programs

Education/Job Experience Requirements:
• Florida Registered Paralegal (or anticipated certification) desired
• Experienced real estate paralegal with 2-5 years desired, but not required

Please forward your cover letter including salary requirements and resume in Word or PDF format to careers@bmolaw.com

Human Resources
Bryant Miller Olive
Tel 850.222.8611
Fax 850.222.8969