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Real Estate Paralegal (8016)

Designation: Direct Hire Category: Legal Location: Houston, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: 8016  

Job Description:

Growing Houston area law firm has a wonderful opportunity available for an experienced Real Estate Paralegal to join their firm.  This position will assist and provide support to the attorneys in all aspects of real estate. Knowledge of legal terminology and legal procedure are required, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with clients. 

Specific Responsibilities, but not limited to:

Under attorney supervision, various assignments may include the following


Assist with drafting purchase/sale contracts and with loan documents

Assist purchase/sale contract to title company, distribution of title commitment and exception documents; review survey



Review purchase/sale contract, calculate critical dates and calendar critical dates
Draft closing documents; draft closing checklist and assist with closings
Review organizational documents and draft consents/resolutions authorizing the sale or purchase and loan
Check final executed closing documents from title company and title insurance policy
Prepare a closing binder containing originals and/or copies of all documents
Initial draft of leases and amendments
Obtain and prepare corporate documents, including authorization of the applicable parties to purchase/sell
Conduct public record searches of parties, including secretary of state records for UCC filings and organizational documents, various court records for litigation and judgments
Assist in other practice sections as needed, specifically, corporate law
Entry of time into accounting system; revision of time reports

Ability to communicate clearly - both orally and in writing - to read and prepare legal and other materials, to work in stressful conditions under time deadlines


 Various due diligence searches (Secretary of State searches; litigation searches)

 Draft closing instructions to title company and send documents and instructions to title company


Must have 5+ years as a Real Estate Paralegal in a law firm setting.

Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate are plus but not required. 

Becky Barclay