Careers

Are you interested in working in a growing law firm where:

  • Your personal development is as important as business development?
  • Your individuality is applauded and encouraged?
  • You have the opportunity to work with world-class clients and world-class lawyers?
  • You will be expected to be your best every day and rewarded for those efforts?
  • Your colleagues are committed to the highest standards of professional excellence?

Hearst Connecticut Media Group named Carmody a 2021 Top Connecticut Workplace.

 

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal/Experienced Real Estate Assistant (Stamford) 

Carmody has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal or highly experienced Commercial Real Estate Legal Assistant in its Stamford office. This team member will provide assistance to attorneys in the Real Estate practice group in all stages of commercial and residential real estate transactions from pre- to post-closing duties, and will take ownership of projects as appropriate. The ideal candidate is a motivated, detail-oriented and highly organized individual with a strong knowledge of commercial real estate transactions who is able to work independently and as part of a team. Prior law firm experience is required. A paralegal certificate is preferred.

Responsibilities and Duties:

This position supports to 3-4 attorneys within the Real Estate practice group. The successful candidate will:

  • Support attorneys on a variety of commercial and residential real estate transactions including organizing/coordinating real estate sales and loan closings, including preparation of closing documents.
  • Assist attorneys with drafting and revising purchase and sale agreements and real estate leases and related documents.
  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of due diligence including ordering title, municipal reports, zoning certifications, surveys, environmental reports and property inspections.
  • Order estimates of redemption, water certifications, Coordinate and manage all aspects of due diligence including ordering title, municipal reports, zoning certifications, surveys, environmental reports and property inspections.
  • Prepare and review closing figures and settlement/closing statements.
  • Manage internal and third party closing checklists and obtain due diligence and other closing documents.
  • Review title reports and documents, obtain payoff statements, and obtain clearance of title issues.
  • Coordinate and resolve internal and third party comments and revisions to title insurance policies.
  • Prepare post-closing document packages, recordings, and filings.
  • Communicate with attorneys, clients, municipal offices, banks and other entities; correspond in writing and coordinate documents as requested.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years prior commercial real estate transactional experience in law firm or corporate legal department.
  • Prior title search or title review experience is required.
  • Prior experience with corporate and other organizational entities required.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, while routinely communicating with Firm attorneys regarding status of matters.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong technical proficiency with Microsoft Office and document management.

Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid parenting leave, generous PTO and a 401(k) profit sharing plan with employer contribution.
Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $33.00 – $35.00 per hour

Benefits:
• 401(k)
• Dental insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Flexible spending account
• Health insurance
• Health savings account
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Parental leave
• Vision insurance

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Amanda C. Nugent, Esq.
Director of Talent & Diversity
Email: recruit@carmodylaw.com

Real Estate Paralegal (Waterbury, New Haven)

Carmody seeks a Real Estate Paralegal with a minimum of 5 years prior commercial real estate transactional experience in law firm or corporate legal department. This position provides paralegal and support to Firm attorneys in the Real Estate practice group. This position supports 4-5 attorneys primarily and additional attorneys in the Waterbury and other offices as needed.

Responsibilities:

  •  Provide paralegal support to attorneys in the real estate practice group on a variety of real estate matters, principally in commercial transactions, trust and estates matters, utility real estate matters, and occasional coverage for residential transactions. Duties include: organizing/coordinating commercial real estate sales and loan closings, including preparation of all closing documents, reviewing and analyzing title searches and title research, preparing title correcting and conveyancing documentation.
  • Provide real estate title analysis and support to litigation attorneys in connection with real estate litigation matters.
  • Conduct title searches for complicated title situations in connection with both transactional and litigation matters.
  • Assist attorneys with drafting purchase and sale agreements and real estate leases and related documents. Organize and coordinate property acquisition and financing activities, including title review; order estimates of redemption, water certifications, zoning certifications, and property inspections prepare and review closing figures and settlement/closing statements.
  • Manage internal and third party closing checklists and obtain due diligence and other closing deliverables.
  • Review title reports and documents, obtain payoff statements, and obtain clearance of title issues. Coordinate and resolve internal and third party comments and revisions to title insurance policies. Prepare post-closing document packages, recordings, and filings.
  • Communicate with attorneys, clients, municipal offices, banks and other entities; correspond in writing and coordinate documents as requested. Timely and appropriately communicate with Firm attorneys and other support staff, clients, and external parties as necessary regarding matters, including under deadline situations.

The above is not intended to be an all-inclusive job description. From time to time the firm may change or modify the duties.

Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certificate or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years prior commercial real estate transactional experience in law firm or corporate legal department.
  • Prior title search and title review experience is required.
  • Prior experience with corporate and other organizational entities required.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple priorities skills.
  • Ability to work  independently as appropriate, while routinely communicating with Firm attorneys regarding status of matters.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong technical proficiencies Microsoft Office and document management.
  • 37.5 hour work week; able to work additional hours and overtime as needed.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Amanda C. Nugent, Esq.
Director of Talent & Diversity
Email: recruit@carmodylaw.com

About Us

Carmody is deeply committed to the success of our team members, our clients and the communities we serve. Carmody offers training, mentoring and support to help you meet your career aspirations. Carmody has a robust Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiative that works to foster increased workplace diversity and sustain an inclusive firm culture. The Connecticut Law Tribune recognized Carmody’s DEI program as a finalist at the 2021 Connecticut Legal Awards. Hearst Connecticut Media Group named Carmody a 2021 Top Connecticut Workplace. Carmody is an equal opportunity employer.