Our client, an AmLaw 100 global law firm is searching for an Affordable Housing Paralegal in Austin.  WORK FROM HOME 1 day/week.

General Statement of Duties:


The Austin office of The Firm LLP has an immediate opening for a Paralegal in the ‎Affordable Housing practice group.  Responsibilities include: document management, performing ‎routine and advanced tasks as an aid to attorneys in a complex and productive real estate ‎practice. Additionally, this position is expected to utilize knowledge within the specialized area ‎to perform legal research, document drafting and ‎technical procedures.‎

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and assemble electronic closing binders, updates them and interacts with clients to ‎respond to client requests
  • Draft simple closing documents and organizational documents
  • Draft and submit applications and process requests to governmental agencies
  • Perform factual research at government agencies via the internet‎
  • Organize and maintain complex transaction files and closing checklists
  • Process due diligence and assist attorneys with closings, including but not limited to, ‎assembling documents for closing and handling post-closing delivery requirements
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and governmental agencies
  • Process invoices in firm accounting system
  • Prepare property tax exemption requests and track status with various appraisal districts
  • Provide non-profit client support for ongoing property records and regulatory filings
  • File clerk management
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Paralegal Certificate preferred
  • 6+ years’ of relevant experience in Real Estate practice area
  • Knowledge of corporate organization and structure, including various forms of entities and applicable filing with Secretary of State and Comptroller
  • Familiarity with basic documents associated with real estate acquisitions and loan financing
  • Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills
  • Must possess client interfacing skills and have deal and people management skills
  • Intermediate advanced experience with Microsoft Office 2010, Outlook, PDF, Word and Excel
  • Must be available to work overtime when needed and as requested

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.

Work Environment – This position operates onsite in a professional office environment.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel – Little travel is expected for this position.