Sidley Austin LLP

  • Paralegal (Real Estate)

    Recruiting Location US-IL-Chicago
    Paralegal & Project Assistant
  • Summary

    In general, paralegals in the real estate practice group will be responsible for all title and survey matters along with providing assistance to lawyers in connection with real estate diligence issues and certain document preparation. Overtime may be required.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Oversee and complete all title and survey requirements and related documents;
    • Obtain tax numbers, bills, exemptions, sale redemptions, assist with tax divisions and consolidations as well as copies of Sidwell maps and utility letters;
    • Obtain, prepare and record certain real estate documents;
    • Obtain, prepare and file certain corporate documents;
    • Review title commitments, supporting documents and surveys;
    • Prepare, amend and/or modify and terminate UCC forms;
    • Assemble closing binders and signature pages for residential and commercial real estate transactions;
    • Maintain files in connection with real estate transactions.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


    Education and/or Experience:


    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum two years of experience in commercial real estate practice


    • Paralegal certificate

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Good judgment
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
    • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities


    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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