A Unique Blend of Excellence and Community Impact! 

At Saad & Saad LLP, we take pride in being more than just a transactional law firm focused on real estate and business – we are a force for positive change in Ohio's affordable housing sector. If you're seeking a career that goes beyond the day-to-day tasks to having a positive impact on individuals and communities, you have found the right place.

What Sets Us Apart?

Championing Affordable Housing: Join a team renowned throughout Ohio for our stellar work in the affordable housing sector. At Saad & Saad LLP and through our affiliated title agency Star Title Agency LLC, we believe in the transformative power of safe and affordable housing, and our team finds meaning and purpose in contributing to this vital aspect of community development.  

Collaborative Team Environment: Experience the dynamic synergy of our legal and title teams working hand in hand. Here, you'll wear many hats, collaborating closely with your team members to achieve remarkable results.   

Culture of Camaraderie: Join a close-knit, family-oriented culture where every team member is valued. Our supportive environment fosters a sense of belonging, making Saad & Saad LLP not just a workplace but a community.    

Career Growth: We believe in your potential and provide ample room for career development. Whether you aspire to advance in legal, title or escrow, opportunities abound. Saad & Saad LLP is on a growth trajectory, and we prioritize promoting talent from within.

Why Saad & Saad LLP?  

Because Here, Your Career is About Making a Real Difference. 

If you're driven by a passion for real estate and business transactional law, community impact, and career growth, Saad & Saad LLP welcomes you. Join us on a journey where every legal professional is a key player in creating positive change. Explore our exciting career opportunities that align with your values; take a look at our job openings below and follow the instructions for applying.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL – ON SITE AT 500 S. FRONT STREET, COLUMBUS  

We have a unique opening for an accomplished Real Estate Paralegal to join our renowned team of legal, title and escrow professionals. Our employees enjoy a competitive base salary plus bonuses, comprehensive benefits package including group health and dental insurance, 401(k) with employer matching, PTO earned in your first year, 8 paid holidays per year, and a world class Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Real Estate Paralegal is primarily responsible for assisting lawyers and law and title associates in accurately preparing, organizing and filing various legal and title documents; and working with title associates to manage transaction closings.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and analyze statutes, regulations, legal and title articles, judicial and title decisions and underwriting, and other legal and title sources; provide written analysis to attorneys and co-workers.
  • Conduct careful and thorough analysis of complex real estate documents and drafting summaries of documents.
  • Draft, analyze and review legal documents including corporate formation documents, bylaws, operating agreements, resolutions, minutes, stock certificates, purchase and sale agreements, leases, amendments, guarantees, UCC financing statements, security agreements, deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, surveys, zoning reports, local and municipal compliance letters, and various other documents relating to real estate and corporate transactions.
  • Draft and review legal documents, such as purchase and sale agreements, leases, and loan documents.
  • Prepare and file legal documents, including deeds, mortgages, and UCC filings.
  • Coordinate due diligence efforts with external counsel and other professionals, such as title companies, surveyors, and environmental consultants.
  • Prepare, mail, track and obtain estoppel certificates from tenants and adjoining landowners.
  • Review title and survey reports, clear title issues and assist in all facets of commercial and residential real estate transactions.
  • Assemble clients’ diligence submission packages for investors, lenders, and state agencies (e.g., OHFA, HUD, USDA, etc.).
  • Assist attorneys in handling USDA, Rural Development transactions; complete USDA forms.
  • Form LLCs, partnerships, and corporations, and draft organizational documents, authority certificates and resolutions.
  • Setup and manage transaction closing files.
  • Review and prepare corporate organizational due diligence.
  • Review and prepare project financing documents.
  • Manage and maintain electronic and hard copy files.
  • Develop monitor, and update closing and other checklists for real estate transactions.
  • Assist with closing logistics.
  • Update and maintain internal project management software.
  • Communicate with clients and other parties to the transaction and their attorneys.
  • Manage project deadlines.
  • Assist with other legal matters as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Strong drafting and analytical skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with legal and title and survey research and processing software such as LexisNexis, RamQuest and other software.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Experience with legal databases, such as LexisNexis, Pacer, and Ohio Revised Code (ORC).
  • Proficient with RamQuest Complete Closing Enterprise.
  • Proficient with using online project management and file-sharing software such as Sharefile, Box, Dropbox, Procurem.
  • Willing and able to provide sample legal writing, such as legal memoranda or business correspondence.
  • Experience with complex legal documents and multi-party closings.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as paralegal studies, legal studies, or business law; paralegal certification a plus and title experience a plus.
  • Minimum five years’ experience as paralegal, legal assistant, or title assistant in real estate law firm or title agency.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk, typing on a keyboard, and viewing computer monitor(s).
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Occasional overtime, particularly during peak periods of real estate closings.

HOW TO APPLY

Send an email to [email protected] with the following information:

  • In the subject line, write “Real Estate Paralegal Opportunity”
  • In the body of the email let us know what about your experience makes you the perfect fit for this opportunity.
  • Include your name and phone number.
  • Attach your current resume and a cover letter.