Ambitious real estate paralegal offering a well-rounded background in human resources, training staff on software and office protocol
Motivated to extend personal skills and knowledge while offering office manager skill set, including prioritizing and multi-tasking to attain increased responsibility and opportunities for professional growth
Operations and consumer affairs with a strong background and focus in real estate law; residential and commercial
Excellent experience developing and implementing a variety of corporate programs, including those that must comply with corporate, state, or federal agency guidelines
Skilled in implementing new software, proficient in using and troubleshooting existing software
Driven Paralegal who thrives in high stress, high-pressure environments and situations involving constant change and vast ambiguity in data and instruction
Proficient in SoftPro real estate software
Balance and distribute incoming and outgoing wires in several Escrow Accounts
Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Licensed Title Insurance Underwriter
Specialty in Real Estate
Strong work ethic
Proficient in MS Office
Strong legal background
Excellent investigative and reporting skills
Legal jargon knowledge
Real Estate Paralegal09/2013 to 09/2014 MeyerGoergen PC – Richmond,
Preparing closing checklists and coordinate the closing process for various commercial and residential real estate transactions while maintaining filing, tickler and calendar systems for assigned work Individually maintaining files from opening to closing; and monitoring the progress of open real estate matters and follow up to ensure all required actions are completed.
Coordinating due diligence for a variety of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including lot acquisitions, construction loans, out sales, etc.
Reviewing and summarizing title commitments and surveys and working closely with title companies to clear title and obtain title policies Preparing and filing a variety of documents, including, deeds, mortgages, certificate of satisfactions, etc.
Respond to internal requests in a timely and professional manner; assist and cooperate with other departments needing real estate legal assistance.
Review, draft and negotiate real estate documents as assigned in coordination with construction schedule as applicable.
Coordinate construction title updates for pending draw requests, as well as obtaining lien waivers when acting as mechanic's lien agent, or provide lien waivers to acting MLA agent in order to obtain title endorsement per draw per Lender's request, in a timely manner.
Perform periodic research and other special projects as requested.
Sr. Paralegal Office Manager03/2008 to 01/2013 DAC, LLC – Richmond,
Structured filing system as well as office protocol.
Process every request; purchase or sale of land, ordered title, examined title binder for defects and/or liens Delegate and prioritize workload to staff.
Document preparation and review, as well as proofread all documents delivered to or from our office.
Maintain excellent working relationship with all contacts and clients.
Request construction draws, mange accounts, disburse funds.
Implemented systems to improve process efficiency and reduce the project duration.
Avoided construction delays by efficiently following through with all site inspections in a timely manner.
Assisted the vice president of production in the review, approval and archiving of all closeout documents.
Obtained building and specialty permits from local jurisdictional agencies.
Coordinated utility service providers according to project schedules.
Answered and managed incoming and outgoing calls while recording accurate messages.
Obtained signatures for financial documents and internal and external invoices.
Created, indexed and maintained client binders.
Sr. Legal Administrative Assistant05/1998 to 01/2007 Peterson Law Office – Hopewell,
Begin the process of buying and/or selling property; both residential and commercial; once the loan for the client is approved or guide clients who do not have the direction of a loan officer or real estate agent through the process from beginning to end.
Served on team that created short and long-term department objectives in accordance with company goals.
Coordinated the Attorney's calendar daily and instructed between one or two part-time employees at all times.
Updated and implemented trouble shooting skills in all existing real estate files Coordinated with other attorneys, title companies, lenders, real estate agents, homeowner's insurance agents, surveyors, and clients in keeping everyone involved aware of the status of their purchase or sale.
Disbursed all funds, balancing ledgers on every closing Order Final Title Policies, post-closing resolutions, finalize file.
Associate of Arts: 1998VCU
Familiar with all legal documents involved with closing on the purchase or sale of real estate
Prepare HUD Settlement Statement
Meet due diligence required
Calm demeanor in the face of difficulties
Able to juggle several projects simultaneously while working under pressure in fast-paced environments
Adept at setting goals, establishing priorities, managing resources and coordinating complex legal and/or technical activities in a broad range of industries
Excels at interacting with broad populations including senior management, attorneys, staff and clients
Leader who believes that everyone has something of value to offer
Highly versatile; quickly masters new roles, responsibilities, technologies and environments
Demonstrates outstanding problem solving and active listening skills; diffuses difficult customer situations with tact and ease