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).
External Company Name: Milbank LLP
External Company URL: www.milbank.com
Street: 55 Hudson Yards