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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP Real Estate - Legal Assistant in New York, New York

  • Assist with ordering title insurance, clearing title encumbrances, reviewing title reports, surveys, and documents of record.

  • Prepare mortgage documents, execution of documents and arrangement, and oversight of escrow closings with title companies.

  • Prepare, monitor and track closing documents, closing checklists, deeds and transfer tax returns.

  • Coordinate and organize signature pages in preparation for closings.

  • Assist with closings, including attendance at closings and post-closing matters.

  • Create limited liability companies, including preparation of formation documents, ordering searches, UCC filings and overseeing all filing requirements.

  • Support multi-state commercial transactions, including: survey review, review of title insurance commitments and policies, document production and proofreading, assistance with the production and execution of mortgage documents and work on closings.

  • Review underlying title exception documents; review title insurance commitments; review surveys and property descriptions (including negotiation of survey certifications); negotiate title insurance coverage on complex commercial transactions; negotiate title endorsements and affirmative coverage; act as primary contact with surveyors and title companies on the above.

  • Perform real estate due diligence (including lease reviews); order and review flood hazard determinations and related required flood insurance; review departmental searches including zoning letters, PZR reports, certificates of occupancy, judgment and lien searches, environmental reports, housing building and fire department reports.

  • Other responsibilities as they may be assigned from time to time.

  • A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4-5 years’ experience as a legal assistant in Real Estate required.

  • Strong client service and demonstrated written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to handle and complete multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.

  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.

  • Strong attention-to-detail, spelling and grammar skills.

  • Ability to think critically and analytically, and exhibit sound judgment.

  • Effective and proactive team player.

  • Flexible and available to work overtime as needed (includes evening and weekend).

  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Become a notary public within the first 6 months of employment (if not a notary public already).

ID: 2021-1210

External Company Name: Milbank LLP

External Company URL: www.milbank.com

Street: 55 Hudson Yards

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