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Real Estate Paralegal

Dechert LLP
Posted May 13
Full Time
New York City

Dechert LLP is searching for a paralegal for its Finance and Real Estate practice group, which is part of Global Finance. The paralegal will work independently to assist attorneys with filings, research, and assist with closings in addition to other responsibilities. The paralegal will support attorneys and other members of the Finance and Real Estate practice group, in addition to interacting with clients, outside counsel, and external vendors. The paralegal will need to think critically to determine work priorities. They will need to efficiently solve problems during fast-paced and pressure-filled transactional matters. Paralegals have a minimum annual billing target of 1500 earning hours.


  • Assist attorneys with EDGAR filings, primarily Form ID and Form ABS-15G. Experience with Form D, Forms 3, 4 and 5, and Schedules 13G and 13D filings is a plus.
  • Conduct EDGAR and other electronic database research.
  • Proofread prospectuses and offering memorandums, forms and other documents.
  • Draft DTC issuer letters and interact with DTC as needed for deal settlement.
  • Draft and file UCC financing statements.
  • Prepare signature pages.
  • Order and review lien searches and corporate organizational documents.
  • Manage and organize documents and files related to complex finance transactions.
  • Assist with closings by preparing and finalizing transactional and legal documents.
  • Practice and foster an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation.
  • Perform any and all other duties as necessary and as assigned for the efficient functioning of the Department and the Firm.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a professional office setting.
  • Rule 144A securitization experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with other employees.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically in a pressured environment.
  • Systems Required: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), iManage, Workday, Carpe Diem, Box, DocuSign, PDF software, and EDGAR filing software.

At the time of this posting, the salary range for this position in New York is $86,000 to $100,000 annually. Actual compensation is commensurate with job related knowledge, skills, experience, and location of the position.