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Paralegal (Real Estate & Affordable Housing)

Austin, TX 78701

Posted: 03/04/2024 Specialization: Legal Job Number: 3601 Salary / Pay Rate: $88,000.00

Job Description

Our client has an immediate opening for a Paralegal in the ‎Affordable Housing practice group. The company is a premier full-service law firm that has earned a solid reputation for complex ‎litigation, regulatory, and transactional work on behalf of clients in important and growing ‎industry sectors around the world. Responsibilities include document management, and performing ‎routine and advanced tasks as an aid to attorneys in a complex and productive real estate ‎practice. Additionally, this position is expected to utilize knowledge within the specialized area ‎to perform legal research, document drafting, and ‎technical procedures.‎

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and assemble electronic closing binders, update them, and interact with clients to ‎respond to client requests

  • Draft simple closing documents and organizational documents

  • Draft and submit applications and process requests to governmental agencies

  • Perform factual research at government agencies via the internet‎

  • Organize and maintain complex transaction files and closing checklists

  • Process due diligence and assist attorneys with closings, including but not limited to, ‎assembling documents for closing and handling post-closing delivery requirements

  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and governmental agencies

  • Process invoices in the firm accounting system

  • Prepare property tax exemption requests and track status with various appraisal districts

  • Provide non-profit client support for ongoing property records and regulatory filings

  • Prepare and update complex organizational charts

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • A Paralegal Certificate highly preferred

  • 6+ years’of relevant experience in the Real Estate practice area, preferably in a law firm setting

  • Knowledge of corporate organization and structure, including various forms of entities and applicable filing with the Secretary of State and Comptroller

  • Familiarity with basic documents associated with real estate acquisitions and loan financing

  • Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills

  • Ability to work with multiple complex matters concurrently

  • Must possess client interfacing skills and have deal and people management skills

  • Intermediate/advanced experience with Microsoft Office 2010, Outlook, PDF, Word and Excel

  • Must be available to work overtime when needed and as requested

Additional Information:

Position Type/Expected Work Hours –This is a full-time Non-Exempt position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8: 30 a.M. To 5: 30 p.M. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

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