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  • Location: Jackson, MS
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #669

We are seeking a Real Estate Paralegal for a mid-sized Downtown Jackson firm.

The ideal candidate will have experience with title policy commitments and underwriting guidelines, and issuance of title policies. Position requires candidate to know how to read a survey and legal description and have knowledge about commercial real estate purchase transactions, lease negotiation, financing options, and lending requirements.

Job Duties:

  • Commercial real estate transactions from start to closing including purchase agreements, supporting documents, closing checklist, outline of critical dates and responsibilities of all the parties, etc.
  • Order and review title searches and prepare title commitments
  • Order surveys, review and provide analysis of same, work with surveyors on revisions
  • Coordinate closing with all parties in the transaction
  • Document preparation, including deed, releases, closing affidavits, etc.
  • Review and prepare settlement statements
  • Proofreading and evaluation of real estate documents
  • Coordinate closing with accounting department including flow of funds, vendor payoffs, wire instructions, etc.
  • Document recordation and post-closing matters

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of commercial real estate experience
  • Familiarity with general processes, systems philosophies, structure, methods, and approaches of mid-sized firms
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, while working effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to establish good rapport with attorneys, clients, and other employees
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to proofread a variety of documents and to pay attention to detail

Compensation:

  • $50-70K DOE
  • Strong benefits
  • Paid parking provided
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