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Real Estate Paralegal

Seyfarth Shaw LLP  -  Main

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:        Office Administrator
LOCATION:      233 S. Wacker Drive          
EDUCATION:            Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate.   
EXPERIENCE:       A minimum of 5 years previous experience in commercial real estate transactions, including experience with acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, construction and development, preferably at a law firm, although in-house experience will be considered.  Notary public preferred. Skill Requirements: Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook or similar e-mail/calendar technology.  Knowledge of relevant databases.  Strong writing, organizational and communication skills required.  Extensive knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and legal terminology.  Familiarity with Carpe Diem or similar legal time keeping technology. Evaluation Criteria: Demonstration of ability to work effectively within a team. Demonstration of ability to prioritize and meet the demands of assignments. Demonstration of ability to organize, prioritize and manage numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Demonstration of ability to produce high-quality word processing documents, following Firm standards.
Demonstration of ability to accurately write, edit and proofread (punctuation, grammar, spelling) correspondence and other documents. Demonstration of ability to communicate with and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys, paralegals and staff and provide information in a courteous and tactful manner. Demonstration of initiative in support of attorneys. Demonstration of ability to communicate, cooperate and conduct oneself in a professional manner. Good attendance and punctuality. 

DESCRIPTION:       Under the direction of the real estate attorneys in our Chicago office, this position will assist attorneys in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including documentation, due diligence, closing and post-closing activities for real estate acquisitions, dispositions, finance, leasing, development and construction projects. Essential Job Functions Order and review title commitments, exception documents and surveys, interfacing directly with the title company and surveyor to resolve any issues or discrepancies. Preparation and administration of contract critical dates and closing checklists. Preparation of earnest money escrows and coordination of delivery of deposits. Coordination and assistance with all aspects of closings, including preparation of conveyance documents, closing statements, and other closing documents and obtaining transfer tax stamps, zoning certificates, duplicate tax bills, water certifications, condominium letters, certificates of insurance and payoff letters. Attending to all post-closing requirements, including preparation of closing indices, the preparation and organization of closing binders, and monitoring all post-closing deliveries or requirements. Preparation of clear and concise correspondence and memorandum. Preparation of initial draft documents, amendments to agreements or leases and miscellaneous documents, including estoppel certificates, for attorney review. Preparation of lease and loan abstracts. Review Planning and Zoning Reports. Knowledge of formation of entities and review and preparation of organizational and authority documents. Preparation and filing of UCC financing statements, order UCC lien and other searches and prepare summaries of lien search results, and record documents in various counties and states. Must possess excellent legal research skills, including knowledge of electronic databases.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        https://seyfarth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SSStaffCareers/job/Chicago/Paralegal_180230

Posted: May 22, 2018  

Estate Planning Paralegal

Levin Schreder & Carey-  Sole

9 Attorneys; 15 Staff

Reports to:        Department Head
LOCATION:      120 N. LaSalle St, 38th Fl.  Chicago IL 60602

EDUCATION:       4-year college degree preferred. Paralegal training certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal training program.

EXPERIENCE:       Experienced Estate Planning Paralegal with 5-10 years of experience. General accounting, bookkeeping or finance studies or practical experience helpful.

DESCRIPTION:       Prepare and file estate, gift and fiduciary income tax returns as well as court required accountings. • Perform legal research using Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw related to estate and trust issues. • Establish legal title to real property and drafted transfer deeds when needed to fund property to trusts, partnerships and LLCs.• Serve as contact for clients, beneficiaries, appraisers, accountants, real estate agents and financial advisors.• Assist with the formation and maintenance of corporate and partnership entities (LLC, LLP, FLP). • Assist with all aspects of post-death estate and trust administration including drafting court documents for probate matters, trust reformation proceedings and trust fund summaries.• Work with two experienced paralegals as well as the estate planning attorneys of the firm.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     elizabeth@lsclaw.com

Posted: May 22, 2018


GTF  Paralegal

Vedder Price-  Main

300 Attorneys; 500 Staff

Reports to:        Paralegal /Project Assistant manager
LOCATION:      222 N. LaSalle St, Chicago IL 60601

EDUCATION:       Bachelor's degree is preferred
EXPERIENCE:       A certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program is preferred Minimum of two years’ experience in commercial lending/asset-based financing and transactional work Familiarity with UCC’s a plus.

DESCRIPTION:      The successful candidate will manage closings and prepare closing sets; preparation and filing of documents and UCCs for closings; post-closing document preparation and follow-up. This high-profile position entails direct interface with the Global Transportation Finance attorneys, clients and opposing counsel. Responsibilities: Manage, prepare and distribute post-closing sets and other materials -Manage and coordinate transaction closings Create electronic post-closing CDs Assist attorneys with business leasing and loan transactions -Review and organize due diligence materials -Proofread Prepare and review UCC filings and documentation -Draft closing documents and correspondence -Analyze and organize client records Reconcile vendor invoices Interact with clients and other counsel during business transactions -Work with project assistants and other support personnel to complete closing sets .

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     Apply directly on our website  http://www.vedderprice.com or send email to ch.recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted: May 8, 2018

Litigation Paralegal

Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP -  Main

29 Attorneys; 19 Staff

Reports to:        Director of Administration      
LOCATION:      200 W. Madison St. Ste 3000, Chicago, IL 60606              
EDUCATION:       4 year college degree a plus but not a requirement
EXPERIENCE:       Minimum 5 years of experience-Extensive eDiscovery (Relativity ) experience.- Experienced in all Microsoft Office Programs.    

DESCRIPTION:      LITIGATION PARALEGAL Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP, a leading business law firm located in the Chicago Loop, is seeking a Litigation Paralegal with a minimum of five years of experience supporting attorneys throughout the life cycle of litigation matters. Ideal candidates are highly motivated selfstarters with excellent communication skills. Candidate will work closely with the practice group chair and attend monthly practice groups meetings. Extensive experience in: eDiscovery (proficiency with Relativity is a prerequisite), handling document productions, preparing privilege logs, organizing and maintaining case files, filing procedures in State and Federal Courts (including e-filing), and trial support. Candidates must have worked on business litigation matters and must possess excellent organizational skills and be (a) highly detailoriented, (b) proactive in nature, and (c) proficient in all Microsoft Office software programs, particularly PowerPoint. Demonstrated commitment to superior client service is a must. Expertise with trial presentation software and legal graphics a bonus. Interested candidates should email their resume and salary history to: careers@foxswibel.com. Salary is commensurate with experience. All submissions will be treated as confidential. EEO Statement: Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Discrimination or harassment in regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status is strictly prohibited. In addition to federal law requirements, Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:      careers@foxswibel.com


Corporate Paralegal

Seyfarth Shaw LLP  -  Main

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:        Office Administrator
LOCATION:      233 S. Wacker Drive          
EDUCATION:            Four (4) year college degree in any discipline.   
EXPERIENCE:       EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: - Four (4) year college degree in any discipline. - Minimum of five years’ experience as a Corporate Paralegal; ten or greater years’ experience preferred. - Degree or certificate in Paralegal Studies is a plus, but not required. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: - Strong research and investigative skills. - Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.). - Strong computer and software skills (LexisNexis, Westlaw, etc.) - Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and coordinate work. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Familiarity with federal, state and local rules/filing procedures preferred. - Possess strong interpersonal skills with ability to build strong relationships. - Accepts ownership of projects and is successful in driving projects, as well as daily tasks, to a successful conclusion. - Ability to adjust and adapt quickly to changing situations. - Ability to work with detailed information accurately and efficiently. - Able to maintain confidentiality. - Ability to interact with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism. - Exhibits clear and concise telephone and email etiquette. - Must be able to work well as part of a team as well as work independently. - Is responsive and sensitive to internal and external deadlines. - Must quickly grasp the goals, service, culture and strategy of both the office and the firm overall. - Must conduct him/herself professionally in appearance and actions; must set a positive example for all personnel. - Flexibility for travel and overtime required.           

DESCRIPTION:        A Corporate and Securities Paralegal must display good judgment, and effective interpersonal communications; Confidentiality and discretion are required consistently. Job Description Assist attorneys to prepare integral corporate documents/materials. Work with lawyers to prepare all documents required to form corporations (both business and not-for-profit corporations), partnerships and limited liability companies in any state. Assist lawyers in the preparation of documentation for amendments, withdrawals, mergers and dissolutions of corporations, partnerships and/or limited liability companies. Assist lawyers with the completion of stock certificates. Complete franchise tax forms for lawyer review. Create and maintain corporate minute books. Work directly with attorneys and clients during closings and corporate transactions. Provide lawyers with assistance in the preparation for and closing of various corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings. Prepare audit letters for distribution to auditors and clients. Gather litigation and billing information to prepare draft responses to auditors' requests for information. Assist with SEC Filings. Work directly with lawyers to prepare SEC filings with regard to securities offerings and respond to the requirements of the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934 filings. Prepare/conduct UCC Filings/Searches. Assist lawyers in the preparation and filing of UCC filings and handle UCC filing search requests in all states. Work with Internal Revenue Service. Assist with the completion and filing of SS-4 Forms with the Internal Revenue Service for the purpose of obtaining Employee Identification Numbers (EINs) for corporations, partnerships and/or limited liability companies. Other tasks and projects as needed. The statements contained in this job description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.        

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        https://seyfarth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SSStaffCareers/job/Chicago/Corporate-Paralegal_180116

Posted: March 13, 2018