Property Paralegal

  • McInnes Cooper
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Nov 13, 2019
Full time Paralegal

Job Description

Full-time - Permanent
Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge? Do you enjoy working at a fast pace, with multiple priorities? Do you excel working in a collaborative team environment in which you learn and contribute to a team everyday and where you are challenged to grow professionally?

Our Real Property team is seeking an experienced Property Paralegal to join our Halifax office in a full-time permanent position. As part of the Real Property team, you will support the real property lawyers in our Halifax office, ensuring the needs of our clients are exceeded with every interaction.

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What you'll do
Responsibilities
As a Property Paralegal, you will be responsible for the following:

Assisting in all aspects of commercial, condominium, new construction and subdivision property files;
Assisting with share and purchase transactions, commercial financings, developer and condominium sales by reviewing and drafting closing documents, including resolutions, officers' certificates, and security documents for financings;
Preparing closing books and drafting reporting letters and opinions; and,
Conducting all accounting related processes for all property transactions, including liaising with financial institutions to obtain mortgage releases and to deposit closing funds.
What you'll need
Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following skill set:

The ideal candidate will have a Paralegal or Legal Administration diploma or other related education, with experience in a legal support role;
3-5 years experience assisting with commercial property an/or residential property matters;
Experience in drafting land registry office (LRO) forms for subdivisions and submitting Parcel Description Certification Applications (PDCAs) for new developments;
Experience with historical title searching and migrations;
Exceptional technology skills, with proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office and legal billing systems;
Excel in a demanding, high-pace team environment, be highly detail-oriented, and be flexible to changing priorities;
Excellent communication skills, a special focus on client service and the highest degree of professionalism; and,
A positive and collaborative team player with the highest level of personal integrity, always assisting others to ensure the overall team goals are achieved.
We're looking for
Core Skills
Communication Legal Documents Microsoft Office Organization Real Property Time Management
A little bit about us
McInnes Cooper
About MC

McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest business law firms in Canada and is a member of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms. Providing strategic counsel to clients across North America and abroad, McInnes Cooper has nearly 200 lawyers and over 200 professional resources based in six offices across Atlantic Canada. Celebrating 160 years in business, McInnes Cooper continues to thrive because of their relentless focus on client success, talent engagement and innovation.

Our People

At McInnes Cooper you will find a team that values you. We recognize that our members are key in delivering outstanding client service and we provide a collaborative, professional environment with a member focused culture. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values, respects and supports different perspectives, cultures and experiences.

Diversity & Inclusion

We recognize that our individual differences make us a stronger, more adaptable law firm. We embrace these differences and give all of our members the opportunity to develop their unique skills and talents.

Collective Social Responsibility

We are recognized as a leader and innovator amongst Canadian law firms in the field of Collective Social Responsibility. Our people are concerned citizens who enjoy giving back. Together, we focus on developing ongoing partnerships with community organizations that do amazing work, often despite limited resources and public awareness. As a firm, we have the ability to respond with contributions of time and monetary support, and our people give generously of their skills and effort.

Pro Bono Legal Services

Through our Pro Bono Program, we provide legal counsel to disadvantaged people and organizations that have difficulty gaining access to justice on matters of public interest.

Environmental Stewardship

Like any large organization, our operations leave a footprint on the environment. From paper use and waste production to transportation and energy consumption, we continually look for opportunities to minimize that impact.

Are you interested?
Work With Us
At McInnes Cooper, you will find a team that values you. We recognize that our members are key in delivering outstanding client service and we provide a collaborative, professional environment with a member focused culture. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values, respects and supports different perspectives, cultures and experiences.

This role offers an exceptional compensation package including a competitive salary, defined-benefit pension plan and Firm-paid health and dental benefits, Health Spending Account, Wellness Spending Account as well as Vacation, Personal & Sick Days

Practice Area(s)

property law