Real Estate Paralegal at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in New York, New York

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you'll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.


As a real estate paralegal, you 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, and leasing. You will be a member of the firm's Real Estate department, reporting to the attorneys on your team.


On any given day, you will:

  • Order and review title commitments, exception documents and surveys, interfacing directly with the title company and surveyor to resolve any issues or discrepancies.

  • Prepare and administer contract critical dates and closing checklists.

  • Coordinate and assist with all aspects of closings, including preparation of conveyance documents, closing statements, and other closing documents.

  • Attend all post-closing requirements, which will require you to prepare closing indices, prepare and organize closing binders, and monitor all post-closing deliveries and requirements

  • Prepare clear and concise correspondence and memorandum

  • Prepare initial draft document, amendments to agreements or leases and miscellaneous documents, including estoppel certificates, SNDAs and Memos of Lease for attorney review.

  • Review organizational and authority documents

  • Order UCC Lien and other searches


  • 5 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, including experience with acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing. Law firm and in-house experience will be considered

  • Significant title and survey experience, including review of title commitments and surveys, review and analysis of easements, declarations, REA's and other exception documents, and preparation and negotiation of title objection letters

  • A Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook or similar mail. calendar technology.

  • Legal research skills and knowledge of relevant databases

  • Strong writing, organizational and communication skills

  • Extensive knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and legal terminology


Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence.

We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.


With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at

Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the followinglink:

Seyfarth is an EO Employer -M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

This position is based in New York, NY 10018