REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL (Hybrid)
An overview of our firm
Since 1897, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC has been a leader in providing legal counsel and representation for businesses—small and large, privately held and public, domestic and international. With over 40 lawyers, Ryan Swanson combines skills, specialties and backgrounds that enable the firm to handle sophisticated transactions and complex multi-party lawsuits without sacrificing the personal attention our clients deserve. We are a member of TAGLaw, a global alliance of highly-respected law firms based in nearly 100 countries.
We hire people who are skilled and share the same values: integrity, quality work product, mutual respect, and commitment to family and community.
Who are we looking for?
Ryan Swanson is currently seeking an experienced Real Estate Paralegal. Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and oral/written communication skills are necessary in order to communicate in person, by email, and by telephone with a diverse group of clients, attorneys, and paralegals. Attention to detail and proofreading for accuracy are important to ensure quality work product. Ability to work in a busy deadline-driven environment, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines is crucial to success. College degree/paralegal certificate and law firm experience preferred.
People we’d like to talk to
This position requires five to ten years on-the-job experience as a real estate paralegal with a law firm or in-house legal department. While a candidate’s knowledge and experience are carefully considered, demeanor, attitude, energy, and initiative are of particular focus. In addition, our ideal candidate will have experience with the following duties and responsibilities:
- Assisting and helping coordinate real property acquisitions and sales, loans, lease and development transactions.
- Drafting and/or reviewing real property related correspondence and documents, such as purchase and sale agreements, deeds, promissory notes, deeds of trust, escrow instructions, leases and lease amendments and memoranda, real and personal property security documents, and foreclosure documents.
- Coordinating and preparing documents for non-judicial foreclosure actions and deed-in-lieu of foreclosure actions.
- Preparing closing books.
- Examining title reports and supporting title documents, legal descriptions, and surveys.
- Extensive contact with escrow officers, title officers and other title insurance company personnel.
- Regular contact with city, county, and other governmental officials to obtain information concerning taxes, assessments, building permits, building compliance information, etc.
- Regular contact with surveyors, appraisers, and lenders.
- Recording real property documents.
What we offer
Ryan Swanson takes pride in helping our employees maintain a healthy balance between work and life. We offer a salary and benefits package that is competitive with other Seattle law firms, including:
- Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Section 125 flexible spending accounts
- Transportation and parking subsidies
- Paid time off
- Family and medical leave
- Paid holidays
- Paid sabbaticals (eligibility based on years of service)
- Retirement plan, including 401(k) deferral and employer contributions
- Employee Assistance program
- Billable hours bonus for paralegals
Working at Ryan Swanson – what to expect
We offer stability, financial health, professional excellence, supportive working environment, and competitive compensation and benefits.
Ryan, Swanson, & Cleveland, PLLC is an equal opportunity employer, offering employment without regard to race, gender, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other legal protected status.
Please send cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at [email protected]. No telephone calls, please.
Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC is an equal opportunity employer, offering employment without regard to race, gender, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.