Loan Closer/Paralegal - Dallas Real Estate Specialties Group
Bank of the Ozarks - Dallas, TX

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Job Purpose and Scope:

Under general direction of the President and EVP-Closing, responsible for timely and accurately processing and coordinating all loan closing functions at the Dallas office.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for timely and accurately processing and coordinating the loan closing process for the Dallas Real Estate Specialties office, including but not limited to the following:
  • Review and understand the lending parameters of each transaction;
  • Facilitate the utilization of outside counsel activities to limit overall costs to Bank’s borrowers;


  • Coordinate the engagement of appropriate legal counsel;

  • Coordinate all Bank closing activities with various parties to ensure a timely and efficient closing;

  • Review, evaluate and address various due diligence items (unresolved issues to be forwarded to President);
  • Draft and review all wiring and closing documentation;

  • Facilitate communications with Little Rock and Ozarks offices to insure streamlined closing;

  • Gather, assemble and review all items needed to develop a complete lending transcript; and

  • Assist in resolution of communication issues with Ozark and Little Rock involving post-closing items and transcripts.


  • Responsible for assisting with the resolution of loan administration issues, including “following-up” on exception items, post-closing items, and all loan billing.

  • Provide excellent customer service to external customers and internal Bank staff.

  • Professionally and timely, respond to customer calls. Research items for problem resolution and elevate to the EVP-Closing or President when issue cannot be easily resolved. .

  • Maintain good punctuality and attendance to work.

  • Follow all Bank and Division policy, practice and procedure.

  • Travel on company business.


  • Marginal Duties:

  • Assist President and EVP-Closing with other Bank-related opportunities.

  • Provide assistance to others in the Dallas office as needed.


  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel. ARGUS is a plus.

  • Superior analytic and logistical skills.

  • Working knowledge of real estate loan process.

  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to discuss, in a professional manner, complicated issues and opportunities with substantial real estate owners and developers.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to work under general supervision.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and with exacting deadlines.

  • Ability to travel on company business.


  • Equipment Used in Job Performance/Working Environment:

  • Computer

  • 10-Key Calculator

  • Photocopy Machine

  • Facsimile Machine

  • Telephone

  • Automobile


  • Major Job Demands (Physical/Mental):

  • Working under pressure and with exacting deadlines

  • Decision making

  • Problem solving

  • Managing multiple priorities


  • Note: This description is not an exhaustive list of all job functions, duties, skills and job standards required. Other job functions, duties, skills, and standards may be added. Management reserves the right to add or change the job requirements at any time.

    Position Requirements

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum one (1) year experience as a paralegal or loan closer, involved in closing large commercial real estate transactions.

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

  • Business or Accounting/Finance degree preferred.

  • Banking experience preferred.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

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