Paralegal - Real Estate

July 21 2021
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate
Vancouver, BC

The Team

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP is currently seeking a Paralegal to work in the Real Estate Group in our Vancouver Office. This position will appeal to candidates who thrive in a high performance culture, supporting the fast-paced Real Estate group. As a seasoned Paralegal you will be responsible for a variety of legal and administrative duties dealing with all aspects of real estate transactions and conveyancing - involving sales, acquisitions and financing, including significant real estate portfolios. The primary responsibilities of the position are outlined below:

The Role

  • Responsible for conducting searches of title, writ/execution searches, and dealing with municipal offices for off-site title diligence searches.
  • Arrange for title insurance policies, preparing title reports and detailed title memorandum
  • Draft conveyancing documents, including E-Reg and Land Registry Transfers, Charges/Mortgages, Discharges, Construction Liens, and Notices of Leases
  • Draft diligence reports for clients, monitor and report on due diligence for transactions
  • Draft correspondence to clients, purchasers, solicitors and financial institutions
  • Involvement in all aspects of a closing, including scheduling, expediting items to meet deadlines, coordinating receipt of closing documents and funds, reviewing/revising final closing documentation, conducting and verifying final title search requirements and completing the registration of documentation
  • Play a key role in problem solving and liaising with clients and solicitors in charge of transactions
  • Negotiate holdbacks and undertakings
  • Organize and maintain post-closing matters and preparing closing Record Books

Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelors or college degree, with Paralegal certification from a recognized program
  • Minimum of 2 years of real estate paralegal experience in BC
  • Experience in handling closings of large scale commercial projects
  • Knowledge of Real Estate Practice Guidelines, Land Titles Act and other procedures, statutes, rules and regulations applicable to real property law.
  • Strong technical skills, and proficient in the Microsoft office suite
  • Ability to correspond with clients, government and quasi-government officials in a fair and professional manner
  • Exceptional written and communication skills, meticulous with details and follow-up
  • Highly organized, take initiative, prioritize with the ability to multi-task and juggle multiple files in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail with the flexibility to accommodate work demands
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a national team
  • Demonstrate good judgement and utmost professionalism at all times and particularly when working under pressure

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal firm. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc are separate legal entities and all of them are members of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is an important firm value. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. This means that all job applicants, employees and partners will receive equal treatment regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP has an accommodation process in place that provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you are unable to apply for a position online or require any further accommodations during our recruitment process, please contact

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