Paralegal

B. F. Saul CompanyBethesda, MarylandFull TimeOn Site


Founded in 1892, B. F. Saul Company has been one of the most successful privately-owned real estate companies in the United States. Our growth has been the results of a commitment to exacting standards and the belief that knowledge of the marketplace, when paired with the ability to commit to substantial resources, will bring exceptional rewards. B. F. Saul Company has a variety of skilled professionals within the following operating divisions, Property Management, Leasing, Hospitality Group, Residential, Insurance, Construction & Development. The B. F. Saul Company concentrates on ownership, development, and construction of commercial real estate.


The Paralegal will support the functions of the Legal Department’s work in retail and office leasing, and development, while working with a diverse group of attorneys and internal contacts within the organization. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize a diverse and fast-paced workload.


  • Review lease or contract requests, and identify inconsistencies on such requests and work with leasing or development representative and the Legal Department to resolve any open issues
  • Prepare, review, edit and coordinate contracts, leases, lease amendments, lease assignments, legal correspondence and other documents for attorneys and leasing or development representatives
  • Gather information needed, research and incorporate prior negotiated language (confirm any nonconforming language with Legal Department)
  • With supervision of attorney, negotiate open business and legal points in minor contracts and lease amendments and renewals, and obtain internal approvals of negotiated solutions with leasing or development representative and the Legal Department, as necessary
  • Manage the processing and payment of legal services invoices
  • Prepare corporate organizational documents for transactions
  • Prepare redlines and revisions of subsequent drafts of lease documents
  • Draft internal and external correspondence
  • Collaborate with attorneys, leasing agents and other departments to keep deals moving efficiently and timely
  • Organize and maintain documents and filings to ensure compliance
  • Provide due diligence support
  • Respond to email inquiries for Legal Department
  • Photocopy and scan documents and prepare and send documents and correspondence by mail and courier delivery
  • Complete other various projects and duties as assigned


Job Requirements (Skills/Abilities):

  • Superior organization skills
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of individuals in person, via telephone and in writing
  • Ability to work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow team members
  • Must possess strong attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials
  • Capability to work in fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and successfully manage multiple competing tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite of tools with the ability to learn and use new software and systems


Experience:

  • 3-5+ years of relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience in a legal department of a real estate company is preferred


Education / Licenses / Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Paralegal certification preferred

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