Senior Real Estate Paralegal

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Title :

Senior Real Estate Paralegal

Location :

Dallas

Job Summary

Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.

Gibson Dunn seeks an experienced Senior Real Estate Paralegal for its Dallas or Houston offices.

The role reports to the Manager of Paralegal Services.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing deal closings relating to the mortgage financing, mezzanine financing, acquisition and sale of national commercial real estate projects.
  • Reviewing due diligence documentation, including title and survey, zoning reports and lien searches.
  • Working directly with national title companies to negotiate title insurance coverage, including UCC policies and mezzanine endorsements.
  • Maintaining closing checklists, preparing UCC financing statements, escrow instruction letters, loan assignment and termination documents and signature page packets.
  • Coordinating original document deliveries to loan custodians and preparing closing binders.
  • Performing residential real property, condominium and cooperative closings from contract negotiation through closing on behalf of sellers, purchasers and lenders.

Qualifications

  • Successful candidates will possess superior analytical and reasoning abilities along with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a group environment across multiple offices.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational skills, be detail oriented, and be proactive.
  • The candidate must be able to handle several projects simultaneously while producing accurate work product.
  • Must have corporate experience that includes the formation of corporate entities and preparation of operating documentation, consents and certificates.
  • The ideal candidate should also possess extensive experience in preparation of ACRIS transfer tax forms.

Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and Notary Certification is required.
  • 5+ years working in a Law Firm setting is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a Mid to Large Law Firm is required.
  • Strong computer skills including expertise in Microsoft Office is required.
Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.
Compensation & Benefits:
The annual compensation range for this position is $110-125k. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.
Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.

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