Commercial Real Estate Paralegal – Winnipeg

November 16 2022
Industries Legal
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Business, Real Estate
Winnipeg, MB

Our Winnipeg office is currently looking for an experienced Paralegal to join our Real Estate team. This is a full-time position required to meet client and transactional deadlines performing paralegal work related to all aspects of commercial real estate and financial services transactions, together with due diligence in connection with commercial transactions. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently under the supervision of a lawyer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing real estate transactional and conveyance documents, including, transfers, caveats, purchase and sale agreements, mortgages, PPSNs, refinancing-related documents, liens, leases and all related documentation
  • Conducting and reviewing public office searches, including Property Registry/Land Titles Offices, Municipal Tax, Personal Property Registry (“PPR”), Bankruptcy, Bank Act, Companies Office, Sherriff’s Office, Courts of Queen’s Bench, municipal work orders, zoning, workplace safety, environmental, employment and utilities
  • Performing and compiling additional due diligence searches (directed at entity, premises and other)
  • Drafting due diligence search result summary reports
  • Submitting real estate transactional and conveyance documents including easement and subdivision plans for filing at Property Registry Offices
  • Drafting financing documents including Assignment of Rents, General Security Agreement, Officer’s Certificate, Authorizing Resolutions and supporting documents for commercial transactions
  • Preparing a variety of corporate/commercial documents including agreements associated with the purchase and sale and/or the financing of real property
  • Preparing “PPR” registrations and draft PPR reports to lenders
  • Analyzing and drafting trust conditions for review by supervising lawyer
  • Maintaining and organizing schedules of closings
  • Managing all incoming and outgoing funds including calculation of requisition of funds for closing, mortgage financing and other requirements
  • Preparing correspondence
  • Attending to file openings, reviewing conflict searches
  • Preparing Statements of Accounts as necessary
  • Maintaining client communications and where necessary acting as primary and independent contact with clients, brokers and other counsel
  • Producing reports as necessary, including mortgage reports to lenders
  • Writing routine correspondence

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited legal program
  • Previous working experience in the areas of Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Financing and/or Refinancing work
  • Attention to detail especially as it relates to document drafting and proofreading skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of computer skills and electronic platforms required to perform related tasks such as MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work to meet client-driven and transactional deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

We Offer:

  • A competitive salary depending on experience
  • Comprehensive coverage for health and wellness benefits
  • Access to group savings plans and investment options
  • Options for flexible work agreements and vacation coverage

Our Diversity Statement

MLT Aikins is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an inclusive and diverse work environment. Our principles of diversity, equity and inclusion create a space for everyone to collaborate, allowing us to deliver excellent and increasingly innovative legal service to our clients. We encourage individuals of a diverse group to apply to our job postings when they become available.

A friendly, cooperative atmosphere typifies the working environment of all our offices. If this sounds like you, please submit your resumé and cover letter to apply using the form below. Please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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