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Real Estate Paralegal

Job ID: 6719

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

Location: New York, NY, United States

Category: Paralegal


About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

This position requires substantive experience in commercial real estate transactions on behalf of corporate purchasers, sellers, and private equity clients acting as lenders and investors.

Essential Functions

  • Review title, survey and zoning and identify material issues
  • Review of title commitment for materials issues and work through with title company to resolve and generate a final title policy
  • Prepare title and survey response to objection letters and diligence summaries
  • Prepare property charts for multi-site transactions and coordinate diligence review
  • Review leases and prepare lease abstracts and memorandums
  • Review zoning reports and prepare summaries, title reports, summaries and zoning reports.
  • Coordinate resolution of title issues with title company, client and opposing counsel
  • Coordinate resolution of survey issues with surveyor
  • Create tracking charts to monitor title and survey status
  • Prepare, distribute and coordinate receipt of landlord consents, estoppel certificates, subordination agreements, and prepare tracking charts and status reports
  • Solicit bids for preparation of title and survey and coordinate order of the same
  • Oversee Practice Support Assistant’s organization of diligence material for review by attorneys and paralegals
  • Consult with young associates and partners on how to handle basic real estate matters
  • Provide direct support to clients (using discretion to handle matters directly or involving an attorney)
  • Review purchase and sale agreements and prepare closing checklists, critical dates charts
  • Coordinate, prepare and/or obtain title clearance documents and releases
  • Draft real estate closing documents (deeds, transfer tax forms and declarations, releases, satisfactions, affidavits, assignments, estoppels, owner’s and survey affidavits, gap undertakings, closing statements)
  • Coordinate ordering of UCC searches and prepare summaries of search results
  • Prepare and file UCC financing statements and amendments
  • Create corporate entities and coordinate qualification to do business in foreign jurisdictions
  • Compile invoices from various vendors for purposes of adding to funds flow memorandum or disbursement statements
  • Coordinate preparation of signature pages and completion of signing and notarization process at closing
  • Coordinate delivery of closing documents into escrow and to closing parties
  • Assemble closing documents and coordinate preparation of closing book
  • Complete and file Form SS-4s to obtain EINs.; order good standing certificates
  • Coordinates and conducts library and internet research to obtain real property and/or case relevant data

Other Functions

•     Experience with Energy, Oil & Gas leases preferred, but not required

  • Any other functions/duties as assigned by management

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