Paralegal – Columbus, OH – In Person

SAAD | Star Title Agency

Posted 3 weeks ago

Salary Range $55,000-$65,000

Join our team of legal and title experts in the affordable housing sector. We’re growing and making a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

OPPORTUNITY

Do work that has a positive impact on individuals, families and communities. Work with our clients and their stakeholders to help make their dreams a reality. With deep expertise in the affordable housing sector, Saad & Saad LLP and Star Title Agency LLC help our clients develop safe, essential housing that revives communities and provides individuals and families opportunities to flourish.

We have a unique opening for an accomplished Paralegal to join our close-knit, family-oriented team of legal, title and escrow professionals. We provide unparalleled service with a hands-on, client-focused approach. We take pride in our impeccable attention to detail and creative problem-solving abilities, and work collaboratively – with our clients, stakeholders, and team members – to bring every project to successful completion. If this sounds like you, we would love for you to join us.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Paralegal is primarily responsible for assisting lawyers and law and title associates in accurately preparing, organizing and filing various legal and title documents. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Meet with attorneys, co-workers, clients, and other professionals to discuss assigned projects.
  • Provide administrative, documentary, and ongoing research support to attorneys.
  • Research legal and title issues and supporting law by using online and offline resources.
  • Prepare and file documents with courts, counties and other governmental offices.
  • Organize and archive documents related to completed and ongoing projects, according to established standards.
  • Research and analyze statutes, regulations, legal and title articles, judicial and title decisions and underwriting, and other legal and title sources; provide written analysis to attorneys and co- workers.
  • Serve as communication liaison between the firm’s attorneys, title officers, counterparties, and

clients.

  • Draft documents, send to attorney and title officers for final review.
  • Review documents to ensure factual elements (e.g., names, addresses, signature blocks, loan amounts, etc.) are current and correct, and proof for typographical errors.
  • Assemble clients’ diligence submission packages for investors, lenders, and state agencies (e.g.,

OHFA, HUD, USDA, etc.).

  • Perform escrow, title and survey processing.
  • Complete checklists and prepare documents for Residential and Commercial closings.
  • Assist attorneys in handling USDA, Rural Development transactions; complete USDA forms.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Working knowledge (conditioned upon experience) of (a) terminology, principles, and research methods for legal, title, and survey projects; (b) governmental and other offices processes; and (c) and other related matters as job may dictate.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with legal and title and survey research and processing software such as LexisNexis, RamQuest and other software.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Proficient with RamQuest Complete Closing Enterprise.
  • Proficient with using online due diligence file sharing websites (Sharefile, Box, Dropbox, Procurem, etc.)

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as paralegal studies, legal studies, or business law;

paralegal certification a plus and title experience a plus.

  • Minimum three years’ experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, or title assistant.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk, typing on a keyboard, and viewing computer monitor(s).
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Occasional evening and weekends required, particularly during project closings.

STATUS AND LOCATION

Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Location: 500 South Front Street, Suite 250, Columbus, Ohio

JOB DETAILS

Status Full-time, Non-ExemptReports to Partner, Attorney

Location

500 South Front Street, Suite 250, Columbus, Ohio

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary and bonuses, based on experience
  • Paid time off, earned in first year
  • Six paid holidays, plus two flexible holidays per year
  • Medical and dental insurance at low monthly premiums
  • Short-term disability insurance, 100% employer-paid
  • 410(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

HOW TO APPLY

Send an email to jobs@saad-startitle.com with the following information:

  1. In the subject line, write “Paralegal Opportunity”
  2. In the body of the email let us know what about your experience makes you the perfect fit for this opportunity.
  3. Include your name and phone number.
  4. Attach your current resume.

ABOUT SAAD & SAAD LLP and STAR TITLE AGENCY LLC

With deep expertise in the affordable housing sector, Star Title Agency and Saad & Saad help our clients develop safe, essential housing that revives communities and provides individuals and families opportunities to flourish.

We provide unparalleled service with a hands-on, client-focused approach. We take pride in our attention to detail and creative problem-solving abilities, and work collaboratively – with our clients, stakeholders, and fellow team members – to bring every project to successful completion.

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