Business Transactions Paralegal
Hinshaw & Culbertson - Chicago, IL

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Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, has an opening for a Business Transactions Paralegal.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist with formation of business entities, including checking and reserving entity names, preparing drafts of entity formation documents and registering entities in various States to transact business.
  • Assist with closing preparation of various types of transactions; such as residential and commercial real estate, loan and corporate transactions to include preparation of closing documents to include escrow closing instructions and schedule closings.
  • Assist n the conduct of transactions by developing closing checklists, review organizational documents and prepare officer's certificates.
  • Assist in initial preparation of loan documents for review by attorneys.
  • Index, prepare and distribute closing CDs containing all closing documents.
  • Prepare and file UCC-1 and Termination Statements.
  • Prepare and record various real estate documents.
  • Order Lien Searches to consist of State and County UCC's, Federal and State Tax Liens, Pending Suits and Judgments and Bankruptcy Searches.
  • Review of Lien Searches and prepare chart itemizing such.
  • Order and review third-party closing materials such as title commitments, surveys, payoff letters, paid assessment letters, zoning and EPA Reports.
  • Assist with pre-closing due diligence, document organization and distributions.
  • Assist with document organization and notarization at closings.
  • Organize and maintain document management and retrieval systems, including computerized systems.

  • 4 years of transactional experience of corporate and/or real estate and/or loan transactions;
  • Experience with UCC filings and title and survey review.
  • Strong sense of accountability, taking ownership over projects and responsibilities and resolving issues proactively.
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work concurrently on a variety of projects and work effectively under pressure.
  • Strong organizational and writing skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines is essential.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, provides its employees with highly competitive salaries and benefits, a generous paid time off policy, pension plan and a 401k plan. Employees are recognized and rewarded for their achievements through annual performance evaluations and salary reviews The firm encourages ongoing personal development and supports a healthy work/life balance.

Hinshaw is an EEO/AA employer.

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