Residential and Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

Posted: Friday October 1st, 2021
Closing Date: Friday October 29th, 2021

Our client is a national law firm with offices across British Columbia.  They are looking for an intermediate to senior Residential and Commercial Real Estate Paralegal for their Victoria office.  This is a great opportunity to work at very highly regarded firm that recently won Lexpert's Gold Winner for Western Canada's Law Firm of the Year Award! 

 

General Accountability

The Residential and Commercial Real Estate Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the real estate group in all aspects of its busy practice including drafting, reviewing, and analyzing residential and commercial real estate documents, conducting title/due diligence searches, and closings.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administer files from start to finish.
  • Residential and commercial conveyancing and other administrative support to the real estate group, as required.
  • Prepare all loan and security documentation relating to commercial conveyancing transactions.
  • Conduct title and off-title due diligence searches.
  • Review and process purchase and sales contracts, deposits and payouts.
  • Prepare all internal documents relating to trust transactions.
  • Prepare discharge of mortgages and reporting discharge particulars to purchaser’s legal representative.
  • Prepare and finalize reporting letters.
  • Communicate with vendors, purchasers, financial institutions, clients, lawyers, realtors and others.
  • Participate in client interviews, engage in direct phone and e-mail communications with clients and others and attend to execution of documents by clients.

Education, Training, Skills, and Experience

  • Three to five years’ related paralegal experience covering all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions (contracts, surveys, title and loan documents and closings.)
  • Strong document production skills and a solid proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity and experience with e-filing.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments without sacrificing quality or attention to detail.
  • A team player who can work independently and take the initiative.
  • A certificate/diploma from an accredited Paralegal program would be an asset.

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume in strict confidence to Shona Tischner at shona@urbanlegal.ca

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We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.