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Closing Coordinator / Real Estate Paralegal

Company: Jimerson Birr
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Jimerson Birr, a Florida-based, full-service business law firm, is seeking an experienced Closing Coordinator/Real Estate Paralegal to join our growing team. We handle and document commercial and residential real estate transactions, and do quality, sophisticated work in an enjoyable atmosphere. Attention to detail and accuracy are a requirement for this position. Expertise with closing software and MS Office, including Excel, is required. ABOUT THE FIRMOverviewJimerson Birr is a Florida-based, full-service business law firm with worldwide reach, multi-industry legal acumen, and a commitment to superior service. Fueled by our mission to exceed client expectations by adding value to their businesses, our experienced team of attorneys knows how to achieve favorable results, even under the most contentious circumstances, both inside and outside the courtroom. Businesses turn to our firm when the stakes are high because of our ability to simplify complexities and achieve inspiring results. Our firm has a reputation for being well-prepared counselors, influential negotiators and aggressive litigators. By placing the highest priority on efficient practice of law and superior client service, we consider it our privilege to represent clients from many different industries, including: Banking, Community Associations, Construction, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Energy, Technology, Professional Services, Hospitality, Governmental Entities, and more. As An EmployerAt Jimerson Birr, we pride ourselves on our people and their collective achievements. Besides our list of legal industry honors, in 2020 and for the sixth consecutive year, the firm was named one of Florida's Best Companies to Work For by Florida Trend Magazine. In recent years, the firm was also distinguished as one of the Best Place to Work by Jacksonville Business Journal and six times as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies." Opportunities abound for those who can meet and exceed the expectations set for our team. Jimerson Birr is comprised of high-performing and professionally fulfilled people. We believe that a positive attitude, personal accountability, and a commitment to quality work will put a talented person on a fast track for success. Our atmosphere and award-winning firm culture is collegial and professional, and our shared commitment to professional development is superior to our contemporaries. ABOUT THE POSITIONSummaryThe Closing Coordinator/Real Estate Paralegal must have the ability to manage support functions economically and efficiently, establish priorities and maintain good interpersonal relations and communications with lawyers and fellow support staff. We look for focused, enthusiastic, positive individuals who possess a commitment to superior legal support to join our growing team. Applicants must multi-task, know how to draft legal documents and navigate civil court system, possess superior organizational skills, and be extremely detail-oriented. They must be also be able to achieve positive results while dealing in a high-volume, deadline-oriented environment. The Closing Coordinator/Real Estate Paralegal will be responsible for management and coordination of contracts and closings related to a range of commercial and residential real estate closings. We are looking for someone that can keep up with the high volume of real estate transactions and maintain a quality work product. We are searching for a candidate that values processes and procedures. Key Responsibilities Creating, organizing and managing paper and electronic filing Reviewing title commitments, ordering payoffs, estoppels and working to clear title exceptions and meet title requirements Preparing closing documents and settlement statements Communicating with the parties, their agents and lenders to prepare for closing Conducting real estate closings Recording and calendaring all critical dates and contingencies Organizing closing funds and/or distributions as necessary Recording all documents required in the public records and payment of taxes as necessary Collecting and delivering contract documents to appropriate parties Managing inspection and closing deadlines and deliverables during all phases of the contract Coordinating with realtors, lawyers, title agents, sellers, etc. regarding contract needs, title, property, access, surveys, closing documents and wire transfers Obtaining and reviewing title commitments, support documents and/or surveys to ensure property meets company standards for projected project Reviewing HUD-1 Settlement Statements and other closing documents Processing final incoming mail (scanning, saving into case management system, distribution, and calendaring). Closing matters in case management software Performing other related duties as assigned or requested from supervising attorneys MORE DETAILSCompensation Competitive base salary (commensurate with experience) Discretionary annual bonus program Paid Time Off (PTO) policy that increases with length of service Paid holidays Bi-monthly payroll with direct deposit Discretionary profit share program Benefits Choice of medical plan options Firm-supplemented health savings account option 401K with automatic employer contribution of 3% of salary after one year $20,000 of company-provided life insurance Dental and vision plans available Long term disability policy Paid parking Jimerson Birr is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, gender identity and marital status. For more information about the firm, please visit Jimerson Birr Careers ABOUT THE CANDIDATEEducation Applicants should have a college degree Experience Title review experience required Degree and prior law firm work experience, including A minimum of 2 years previous Real Estate/Title/Closing/Paralegal/Legal Assistant experience Knowledge Possess an exceptional knowledge of real estate closings and title matters, legal terminology, computer equipment and programs, and office procedures. Skills Superb verbal and written communication skills Excellent time management skills IT fluency Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, as well as experience working with cloud-based Real Estate closing software solutions Ability to manage communication details and multi-task effectively, discerning between priority and urgency PI129380835

Keywords: Jimerson Birr, Jacksonville , Closing Coordinator / Real Estate Paralegal, Legal , Jacksonville, Florida

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