Paralegal, Residential Real Estate, Buffalo, NY

January 10, 2022

The Buffalo office of Lippes Mathias LLP is seeking an experienced Residential Real Estate Paralegal to join our team. The successful candidate will have experience with regional Real Estate closing procedures including overseeing relevant contingency dates, preparing closing statements and documents. Responsibilities will also include overflow transactional legal work. 

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Assist in the formatting/drafting of legal documents
  • Prepare final documents for closing and interface with clients and opposing counsel to coordinate closings
  • Prepare memoranda for opening new matters
  • Maintain and organize physical files
  • Monitor and update attorney and non-attorney professional calendar(s)
  • Create and maintain schedules for client meetings 
  • Create/maintain electronic directories
  • Prepare and send out transmittal letters
  • Save, print and file document submissions 
  • Maintain time entry for billable hours for attorneys 
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Prepare and submit expense reports
  • Perform general office duties as required

OUR IDEAL LEGAL ASSISTANT WILL HAVE:

  • 2+ years of paralegal experience in residential Real Estate transactions
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and ProLaw
  • Accurate typing speed of 65+ wpm 
  • Experience with editing, revising and drafting of legal documents
  • Ability to complete projects with little direction
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal court rules
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High accuracy rate and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Ability to use discretion and handle confidential information
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce high quality work products

Lippes Mathias is a growing law firm with over 135 attorneys and 220 total employees located in 8 offices (Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Jacksonville, Washington D.C., Chicago, New York City and Burlington, Ontario). We rely upon and promote teamwork among staff, paralegals and attorneys to meet the expectations of our clients. We look to hire people who are excellent at what they do and have a positive attitude of serving our clients’ needs. We are a firm that values a diversity of ideas and experiences in an atmosphere that is collegial and open.

Please send your resume to careers@lippes.com

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