DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: GENERAL COUNSEL/OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
Under the direction of the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and staff attorneys, the paralegal supports all matters pertaining to real estate, including real estate, disposition, and affordable housing closings, which are provided by the Office of the General Counsel (“Legal Department” to the BPDA). Some responsibilities related to “closings” include preparing deeds, notes, mortgages, mortgage discharges, certifications and estoppels, general correspondence, and any other closing documents. Facilitate various communications between lawyers on a variety of issues, including but not limited to, affordable housing, real estate development, economic development, public finance, landlord/tenant issues, commercial and real estate transactions, litigation and all other general BPDA matters.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare all real estate documentation including deeds, notes, mortgages, mortgage discharges, certifications, estoppels, covenants and general correspondence and all other documents and agreements for real estate closings, and monitor such closings.
Perform due diligence for title research, certifications, estoppels, public records, and other real estate matters.
Review contracts, leases, licenses, assignments, purchase and sale agreements.
Calendar critical dates and as soon as aware of dates or any other contingencies ensure various stakeholders are made aware of such information in a timely fashion.
As assigned, assist staff attorneys in a variety of legal matters.
Work with members of the Legal Department to keep department structured, including organizing research, materials, and files.
Timely input information into file database, documenting actions, and confirming case/project status with attorney(s).
Conduct or assist with research on a variety of issues and responsible for providing requesting staff member with appropriate information.
Organize and manage documents and files related to various real estate transactions, closings and litigation.
Works closely with the Suffolk of Registry Deeds and records documents and assists with public filings.
Collaborates frequently with other departments and interacts with outside attorneys regarding legal matters.
Maintains current job knowledge by participating in continuing education opportunities.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Paralegal certificate required
Minimum of 3-5 years real estate paralegal experience required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Attention to detail required and discretion in keeping confidentiality
Excellent writing skills, both clear and concise
Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
Team player, ability to collaborate with various stakeholders and effective business communication necessary
Proficient in Microsoft office suite and experience with Box, our cloud based document management platform, preferred
An interest in real estate, economic development, and the public sector is highly desirable
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Normal office environment; little or no physical exertion; occasional local travel and site visits.