Paralegal - Commercial Real Estate (Albany)

Albany, NY, USA Req #224
Monday, October 18, 2021
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Description: This paralegal primarily works directly with institutional lenders, corporations, partnerships and other entities in the financing, sale and purchase of commercial real estate.


  • Review and draft commitment letters
  • Draft lender closing checklists
  • Review due diligence provided in response to a lender’s closing checklist
  • Draft loan closing documents, correspondence and related memoranda
  • Prepare closing packages and closing statements
  • Occasionally attend or conduct closings
  • Occasionally draft purchase and sale agreements, correspondence and memoranda
  • Maintain closing calendars and draft day-to-day correspondence
  • Process State UCC’s for filing
  • Review final title policies, clerk-stamped documents and original recorded documents


  • Paralegal certificate and/or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Commercial real estate experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of NYS databases for business entities and UCC searches/filings
  • Annual billable hour requirement
  • Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing with clients, other attorneys and paralegals, both inside and outside the firm
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task, autonomously manage time sensitive documents and utilize exceptional organizational skills
  • Must be able to function effectively in a busy, team oriented environment
  • Must have excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel
  • Must exhibit well-developed interpersonal and client relation skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required
  • Must be able to effectively meet deadlines
  • Excellent client service and listening skills
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities within various levels of the organization
  • Exercises sound independent judgment under minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and work independently as well as coordinate with a team
  • Military experience welcome

Harris Beach is committed to an inclusive environment and we welcome applications from diverse candidates. Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Albany, NY, USA