Senior Real Estate Paralegal

Morton Salt - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)3.5


This position will be responsible for advising upon and managing the legal aspects of the Company’s real estate portfolio for real estate holdings in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas. This position’s primary responsibilities will include negotiating lease terms, coordinating due diligence for real estate projects; review of commercial title and survey matters, provide support for the real estate divestures and acquisitions, prepare and review real estate documents including, but not limited to, easement agreements, license agreements, closing statements, deeds, closing checklists and other real property related documents. This position will also be responsible for maintaining and updating the Company’s real estate document database ensuring all real estate files are properly abstracted and all real estate documents are properly uploaded and maintained within the database. This position will be initial point of contact to address the real estate needs of the business.

This position shall perform its job duties consistent within safety, legal, and regulatory requirements as well as Company values, standards, culture and business practices. This position will act with the highest level of integrity and business and personal ethical standards in all aspects of job performance.

Responsibilities

• Provide advice and counsel on real estate matters across the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas.

• Negotiate terms for lease agreements, easement agreements, license agreements and other real estate-related agreements.

• Support and manage real estate divestures and acquisitions.

• Review title reports, surveys, easement agreements other encumbrances that impact Company real estate holdings.

• Read and plot legal descriptions.

• Assist and support business needs in securing mineral rights for the continuous access to salt reserves.

• Negotiate terms of listing agreements and manage relationships with brokers as well as other third party real estate professionals.

• Support Corporate Office Services with real estate-related matters.

• Engage outside counsel when needed under the guidance of an attorney.

• Perform other tasks as assigned from time to time by the General Counsel.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate from an ABA approved program is preferred.

• Must have a minimum of ten years of serving as a real estate paralegal with a corporate legal department or a nationally recognized law firm.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

• Strong writing and communication skills required.

• Good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills within and across departments and externally.

• Ability to work independent and exercise sound judgment.

• Excellent organizational skills for prioritizing and managing multiple projects and assignments.

• Self-starter with good business sense and a sense of urgency, honesty and fairness.

• Good team player, calm under pressure.

• Self-confident and inspires confidence from clients.

• Recognizes when to elevate certain real estate matters to the attention of the designated Senior Counsel for legal advice and counsel on real estate matters.

• Establishes and maintains relationships, credibility and trust with clients, stakeholders, legal team members and other colleagues.