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Real Estate Paralegal

Company: PEAR Core Solutions, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary

This position supports the Firm's real-estate function, both through accurate and timely legal administrative work as well as general administrative support such as scheduling meetings.

Our team works with high-net-worth multinational families on a wide range of private client service matters. These matters include international tax and estate planning, the acquisition and structuring of real estate investments in the United States in a tax-efficient manner.

The focus of this role is to work directly with high-net-worth foreign and domestic individuals and their advisors on all aspects of the purchase, sale, and leasing of residential real estate in New York.

Essential Functions

Draft, review, and edit varying documents such as letters, contracts of sale, riders, amendments, resolutions, closing statements, closing cost estimates, transfers, closing binders, lease, lease riders, extensions, deal sheets, and loan commitments.

  • Review and perform due diligence on condominium/cooperative purchases.
  • Order title, lien searches, payoff letters, assignment, and collateral documents.
  • Review and markup title reports and/or lien searches and submit the necessary documentation to obtain Title Clearance.
  • Provide attorneys with general administrative support including but not limited to drafting fee quotes and letters of engagements, calendaring meetings, scheduling and coordinating closings, requesting funds, submitting check requests, sending and receiving invoices, preparing documents for closings, and process post-closing paperwork.
  • Draft corporate formation documents, resolutions, and other basic corporate documents for domestic and foreign corporations and foundations.
  • Prepare transactional board consents, officer certificates, and other ancillary documents.
  • Assist with corporate, bank, and tax due diligence and compliance.
  • Prepare and file IRS forms, estate planning documents, and court forms.


    Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree

    Languages: Spanish and/or Portuguese.

    Systems: Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook, ACRIS, NYC Department of Buildings website, and NYC Department of Finance website.

    Preferred Experience and Knowledge:
    • 6+ years of experience supporting real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, leasing, and financing.
    • Detail-oriented team player with excellent organizational, time management, and administrative skills who enjoys working in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.
    • Strong written and verbal communication, organization, and time management skills.
    • Proven ability to lead a project from start to finish, including maintaining constant communication with clients, advisors, and colleagues.
    • Deep understanding of real estate acquisitions and sales, leases and lease extensions, and property management.
    • Strong experience in title insurance, 1031/reverse-1031 exchanges, and FIRPTA withholding is preferred.
    • Desire to learn about overall firm practice and governance, including other departments such as corporate, tax, and estate planning.
    • Must be flexible and able to multitask and prioritize work in an efficient manner.

      Scheduling Requirements

      Given the international nature of our clients and work, the ability to be responsive during off-hours and weekends is required.

      Additionally, the role requires some flexibility in scheduling, such as the ability to work evenings and weekends to meet client deliverables.

      Travel Requirements
      • Requires ability to travel locally by car/public transportation.

        The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. Grant Herrmann retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

        Grant Herrmann is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

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Keywords: PEAR Core Solutions, Inc., New York , Real Estate Paralegal, Legal , New York, New York

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