Paralegal - Real Estate

Action Behavior Centers - ABA Therapy for Autism
Posted Nov 09
Full Time
Austin, Texas

Action Behavior Centers “ABC”

HQ: Austin, TX

Role: Paralegal - Real Estate (Hybrid)

**ABC Story

** Our story began in 2017 in Austin, TX. We started with humble roots but big aspirations. From 1 center in North Austin, our movement has inspired thousands of clinicians and operators. Today, the ABC community is 3000+ strong serving thousands of children with ASD. Growth with intentionality: We have a maniac focus on our core values. Each center is purpose-built, and each community of teammates is nurtured.

**Job Description

** The Paralegal - Real Estate will become a foundational member of ABC’s new and growing legal team. This position will report directly to ABC’s Corporate Counsel - Real Estate and Commercial Contracting and together with the rest of ABC’s legal team they will support the ABC Real Estate team in their efforts to accomplish ABC’s mission, to provide high quality ABA services to as many patients and their families as possible, as soon as possible. This position may be remote but ABC has a preference for candidates based in Austin, TX who are willing to work from ABC headquarters 2-3 days per week. This role will be primarily responsible for reviewing and negotiating all leases and related agreements for all new and existing ABC centers. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of real estate transactions or litigation experience.

**What You’ll Be Doing


  • Serve as the primary contact for internal clients as well as landlords and brokers to help manage ABC’s lease portfolio;
  • Apply ABC’s real estate negotiation playbook to review, draft and negotiate leases, amendments, assignments, estoppels and other real estate related documents;
  • Review leases and provide lease interpretations;
  • Communicate and interact with other legal and operations teammates, accounts receivable and external parties relating to the projects handled by the ABC Real Estate team;
  • Draft and prepare letters to landlords regarding lease obligations, reimbursements and landlord performance;
  • Help to resolve landlord/tenant disputes including some litigation support;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of best practices and procedures;
  • Attend team meetings, phone conferences, and training as needed or required;
  • Some general administrative support not directly related to real estate as assigned; and
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

**What You’ll Bring With You


  • Associate's degree and paralegal certificate; or bachelor's degree and related work experience.
  • 5 years minimum real estate transactions or litigation experience, preferably in an organization with a large, multi-jurisdictional real estate portfolio.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook/Google Mail and other related software required.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Professionalism and courtesy in all interactions in person and by telephone.
  • Time management skills and ability to work independently, handle multiple priorities with shifting time frames, and meet tight deadlines; willing to learn with a high degree of initiative, urgency, and follow-through.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to initiate efforts and work independently within scope of responsibilities and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent writing skills; ability to write clear, concise and persuasive.
  • Some travel required (less than 10%).
  • Traits of success in this position include (but are not limited to) a commitment to ABC's core values; including ABC’s unofficial core vale of GSD (“Gets ‘Stuff’ Done”) with the ability to demonstrate the core values positively and proactively to co-workers, management and/or vendors in every day performance and interactions.

Benefits & Perks

  • Industry Leading Professional Development:
    • Learning is one of our core values! It's instilled in our culture through our Learning in Action series, Badge Up program, and annual leadership summit.
  • Benefits that Nurture the Mind, Body & Soul:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Student Loan Repayment
    • Maternity/Paternity Award of up to $3,000
    • FSA for childcare
    • Short Term Disability options
    • Calm App/NURX/Door Dash subscriptions
    • Team Happy Hours and Retreats!
  • Additional Rewards
    • 401K Retirement Plans with company matching
    • Personalized Career Progression plans with readiness to the next role
    • Up to 22 paid days off per year
    • Tuition discounts through our university partnerships