Real Estate Paralegal

  • Taylor McCaffrey
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Feb 22, 2021
Full time Paralegal

Job Description

Taylor McCaffrey LLP is seeking a Paralegal to join our Real Estate paralegal team. This team works closely with each other and their team leader to support several lawyers and partners with real estate files.

Position Role

This position requires you to have thorough knowledge and to perform substantive legal work involving all aspects of various residential conveyancing transactions including conducting searches, drafting closing documents and trust letters, dealing with opposing counsel, and attending to the closing of the transaction, which may involve condominiums, leased lands and standard residential properties. While each transaction would have a responsible lawyer who would oversee your work and be available to provide input, advice and guidance, you would be expected to handle the majority of the work independently with minimal input from the lawyer. Must be proficient in doing e-registrations, using Word and able to quickly become proficient in using our conveyancing, accounting and document management software.

Candidates with basic experience in real estate are also encouraged to apply as we are willing to train and invest in your future with the firm.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare documents including trust letters.
  • Request and process mortgage advances, stage payments and file payouts such as mortgages, outstanding taxes, water accounts, balances due with interest and net proceeds.
  • Responsible for preparing transfer/caveats/mortgages for closings.
  • Various real estate searches (tax, title), company searches, and Personal Property Registry searches.
  • Order documents from TPR (online).
  • Prepare, register, and report mortgages including TPR smart forms.
  • Producing and finishing reporting letters.
  • Invoice clients.
  • Perform interest calculations and prepare statements of adjustments.
  • Open and Close files.
  • Administrative duties including filing and photocopying.
  • Correspond with clients, lenders, condo managers, law firms and other relevant parties.
  • Performing miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  • Must be customer-service driven.
  • Be able to work independently and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to effectively and tactfully communicate with individuals within the firm and clients or other parties external to the firm.
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and implement projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing deadlines.

Other:

Standard hours: 8:30 – 4:30
Job Type: Full-time

Taylor McCaffrey offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, which includes Health, Dental, Disability coverage, Insurance coverage and a Pension Plan.

Qualified candidates can submit their resume and cover letter stating salary expectations to: careers@tmlawyers.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP
2200 – 201 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3L3

Website: www.tmlawyers.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/taylor-mccaffrey-llp
Twitter: @TM_Lawyers

Practice Area(s)

real estate law