Paralegal, Business and Real Estate – Denver, CO

Posted on: September 6, 2019

Sherman & Howard L.L.C. is seeking a Paralegal to join our Business and Real Estate team in our Denver office.

The Firm

Sherman & Howard is a highly regarded Am Law 200 national law firm with 10 offices located in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Missouri, and New Mexico. The firm’s 190 attorneys are well-established in their fields of practice and provide high-quality legal and business solutions.

Sherman & Howard is an incredible place to work because of its strong culture and commitment to personal growth and firm wide performance. We offer:

  • Training and development programming
  • Competitive compensation and benefits

The Position

The paralegal should have strong zoning, environmental and real estate experience. Experience in telecommunication is a plus. Excellent comfort and proficiency with technical systems and preparing documents is required. The paralegal will also perform a broad range of case related and document management duties, under the supervision of an attorney or team of attorneys.

Job responsibilities will include the following:

  • Plan, develop, manage and draft zoning codes, and transaction related documents including leases.
  • Prepares or assists in drafting and finalizing legal documents, such as zoning submissions, code review, lease summaries, title review and memoranda.
  • Conducts fact gathering and database research, retrieving information and compiling them in an organized manner as needed, with special attention to title review, including reviewing title, survey matters, leases, analyzing zoning matters and related inquiry.
  • Utilize technical databases to upload, search and retrieve supporting documents, exercising independent decisions and recommendations to the supervising attorney.
  • Work with software and systems such local government zoning regulations and Bradford forms, title documents.
  • Title review.
  • Monitor, prioritize, organize, and facilitate daily workflow and transaction management in order to meet project deadlines.
  • Provide a high level of administrative general functions as required, specifically in the assistance in all stages of corporate transactions and in the preparation of documents necessary to comply with federal, state and local requirements in the conduct of business activities.
  • Work closely with attorneys in the department, including members and associates.
  • Communicate with other legal and support departments as well as regional offices as needed.
  • Provide constructive guidelines to other employees and representatives of third parties who do business with the firm.

Your Skills and Attributes

  • Knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, grammar and basic legal terminology; strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of law office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of various court electronic filing procedures for applicable practice areas.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, while working effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of legal and general research techniques and the use of software systems available for conducting research.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze technical information/reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish good rapport with attorneys, clients, and other employees.
  • Your communication is clear and direct. You can actively listen to others and understand their needs.
  • You take initiative and take the next appropriate action.
  • You have good judgment and a thoughtful approach. You are sensitive to the challenges, goals and needs of all stakeholders.
  • You are impeccable with your work and consistent with your follow through.
  • You know “how to get things done”.
  • You understand the constraints other people face and how to balance the needs of everyone involved.
  • You are attentive to details and keep track of all the moving parts.

Education or Formal Training

  • 6+ years of progressively responsible paralegal experience supporting attorneys in a sophisticated and dynamic transactional law practice.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of business training and experience is required.
  • A certification of completion from a Paralegal school or institute is preferred.
  • Familiarity with general processes, systems philosophies, structure, methods and approaches of mid-to-large sized firms.

Sherman & Howard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and advancement based on individual qualifications and the overall requirements of the job, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.

Qualified candidates are invited to send resume and cover letter to careers@shermanhoward.com.