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MILITARY VETERANS

Skadden is seeking a Senior Legal Assistant – Real Estate to join our Legal Assistant Services team in the Los Angeles office. The Senior Legal Assistant provides advanced support and assistance to attorneys in the Real Estate practice department regarding complex matters in all stages of real estate transactions. This position serves as a resource for attorneys, members of the Legal Assistant Services department and professional staff, in relations to specialized deal team practices. The Senior Legal Assistant position will also require strong organization skills, attention to detail, initiative, and excellent written/verbal communication skills.

  • Assists in drafting, summarizing, managing and organizing documents related to real estate transactions.
  • Handles title and survey reviews, including the preparation of title and survey summaries.
  • Coordinates ordering of UCC searches and prepares summaries of search results.
  • Manages and coordinates closings, including addressing post-closing matters and oversees preparation of closing CDs.
  • Proofreads transactional documents, and performs cross-reference and defined terms checks.
  • Consistently demonstrates advanced proficiency in real estate department best practices.
  • Serves as a task-specific resource for attorneys, legal assistants and professional staff.
  • Performs non-legal research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC/EDGAR and other court-related websites for case law, statutes, articles, books, etc.
  • Conducts research and offers guidance to attorneys and members of the Department.
  • Ensures that all files are maintained within Firm-approved protocols and case management systems.
  • Maintains the integrity of client files.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or needed.
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