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Real Estate Paralegal

Vedder Price is seeking a Real Estate Paralegal. This is an exciting Real Estate Paralegal opportunity which supports our Real Estate group with commercial real estate transactions. We are looking for an experienced commercial Real Estate Paralegal with experience working on behalf of purchasers, sellers, lenders and borrowers. This high-profile position involves direct interface with attorneys, clients, vendors and opposing counsel.

As a Real Estate Paralegal, your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Complete full title and survey review and synopsis as well as draft objection letters
  • Drafting closing documentation and assist with the preparation of due diligence items
  • Create and maintain due diligence checklists and timelines, including reminding attorneys of upcoming deadlines and important dates
  • Prepare and review UCC financing statements
  • Handle closing and post-closing matters independently and in connection with sophisticated real estate, real estate finance and corporate finance matters
  • Prepare closing statements and documents for compliance with the contract and/or title
  • Work with title companies and surveyors to eliminate title and survey issues
  • Draft and/or review closing and escrow instruction letters for compliance
  • Prepare and distribute closing binders / sets
  • Assist in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions
Position: Real Estate Paralegal
Organization: Vedder Price
Location: Chicago,  IL 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 8/20/2021

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Willingness and flexibility to work overtime
  • Ability to work under pressure on time-sensitive projects
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently
  • High level of attention to detail

Qualifications & Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred
  • ABA-approved paralegal certificate is preferred
  • At least 5 years of paralegal or related experience involving commercial real estate preferred; knowledge of finance transactions preferred
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the following software:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Equal Employment Opportunity

Vedder Price P.C. is an equal opportunity employer. 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 (where applicant is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations), medical condition, protected veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We participate in E-verify.

Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require special assistance or an accommodation during the process due to a disability should contact the Vedder Price Recruiting Team at

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Status: This listing expires on: 10/19/2021
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Organization Information
Vedder Price

Chicago,  IL 60601
United States