Paralegal – Commercial Real Estate

GROW WITH US AND BE YOUR BEST

Clark Wilson LLP is seeking a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal to join our commercial real estate practice group. This is a full time, permanent position and is ideal for anyone wanting to join a firm that takes pride in having a collegial working atmosphere where growth, professional development and team work is supported.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • managing complex subdivision and Land Title Office filings;
  • drafting correspondence and legal documents with respect to land development, including municipal covenants, rights of way and easements,
  • managing commercial real estate property transactions from start to finish, under the supervision of a commercial real estate lawyer;
  • the ability to confidently execute and review due diligence searches, including Land Title and BC Corporate Registry searches that involve complex corporate structures;
  • register title and security documents in land title offices and other government registries;
  • obtain and finalize title insurance policies;
  • experience with commercial lending transactions an asset;
  • familiarity and understanding of trust accounting principles; and
  • the ability to manage a variety of incoming requests and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • graduate of or working towards completion of a recognized Paralegal program;
  • recent experience as a paralegal at an intermediate level with expertise in the area of commercial real estate transactions, including residential and commercial land development;
  • solid understanding of BC Land Title Office registration requirements and the ability to electronically file documents;
  • working knowledge and understanding of real estate contracts and forms;
  • strong technical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe, BC Online, and MYLTSA;
  • a client centered approach, with excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • the ability to handle the volume of a busy practice;
  • excellent organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail; the ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, confidentiality, and handle a high level of responsibility;
  • strong analytical and drafting skills, with the ability to identify potential legal issues; and
  • the ability to work both independently, and as part of a large collegial team.

ABOUT US

Clark Wilson is a thriving regional law firm that provides an excellent platform for business-minded professionals. We are consistently recognized by Canadian Lawyer as one of Western Canada’s top 10 regional firms most recently certified as a Great Place to Work by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. Our firm is comprised of over 90 highly accomplished lawyers and 150 support staff. We are proud that our team includes a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, with a common dedication to responsive, thoughtful and comprehensive client service. Our clients count on us to achieve results and provide value quickly and efficiently.   Our employees are instrumental in helping us to achieve these results.   If you would like to be part of our team and are hardworking and goal driven – we want to hear from you!

BENEFITS WE OFFER

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, together with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our benefits include:

  • a matching RRSP program;
  • an annual education/tuition allowance;
  • ongoing continuing education;
  • flexible health and dental coverage;
  • short and long term disability insurance;
  • personal days to help balance outside commitments;
  • employee assistant program;
  • monetary incentive for employee referrals;
  • casual day every Friday; and
  • plenty of opportunity to get to know your co-workers during our various social events and treat days throughout the year.
  • See for yourself by checking out our Blog under our Culture section of our website.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit our website at www.cwilson.com to find out more about Clark Wilson. You can apply for this position through the careers section of our website or by emailing your resume to Sherri Fostvelt, Director of Human Resources at recruiting@cwilson.com.

Clark Wilson is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and a positive team working environment. We thank all applicants for their submissions, however, only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted.