Real Estate Paralegal

Reference # REP_-_06-07-19
Open Date June 7, 2019
Close Date July 5, 2019
Location Vancouver

Purpose of Role

The Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, one of Canada’s largest law firms, is seeking a Real Estate Paralegal for the Commercial Real Estate Practice Group.

The Paralegal will be an important member of the legal team working with the Commercial Real Estate Lawyers and Legal Support Staff to provide the highest level of client service while having the opportunity to develop their skills as part of a dynamic and successful national team. The ideal candidate must be a team player, have a strong work ethic, a mind-set of continuous improvement, and be a self-starter in a fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the desire and ability to identify problems and gaps, develop and design creative solutions and will have experience working in a Commercial Real Estate environment as a Paralegal at an intermediate to senior level.

Key Responsibilities

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our Respectful Workplace Policy, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Manage files and projects
  • Title Searching: searching titles, reviewing documents and surveys; reviewing title and title deficiencies; preparing first applications into Land Titles; preparing title summaries and encumbrance lists
  • Administering title search requests, off-title searching, requisitions and reports
  • Execution and municipal searches, corporate and Personal Property Act searches
  • Preparation of documentation relating to purchase, sale, leasing and financing transactions; coordinating and assisting at closings
  • Liaise with clients, counsel, financial institutions, title insurance companies, land registry offices, opposite and third parties.
  • Anticipate potential problem issues and bring to the attention of supervising lawyer
  • Draft simple legal opinions and title opinions
  • Attend closing of transactions and electronic registration of title documents
  • Assist in transactions relating to zoning matters and land development
  • Prepare and assemble closing books
  • Attend to maintaining files and records in accordance with Firm procedures
  • Perform ancillary duties and administrative tasks as required

Key Competencies Required

  • A graduate of a recognized paralegal certificate or degree program or equivalent.
  • Have a minimum of ­­5 years of relevant experience as a Real Estate Paralegal.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Windows-based computer systems including DocuSign, Closing Folders, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe.
  • Be well organized with strong analytical skills and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.

Application

If you have an interest in this position or know of someone who may be suitable, please forward a current resume to Kimberley Ho at KHo@blg.com by Friday July 5, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

BLG welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

*Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

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