We Are Hiring – Paralegal

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Commercial Real Estate

Reports to: General Counsel

Location:  Minneapolis, MN

Status:  Full-time


Schafer Richardson, LLC (SR) has been recognized for planning, developing, and strengthening our communities through a full-service real estate experience since 1995. We provide quality investment, development, construction, leasing, and management services to its commercial and multifamily real estate portfolio.

The primary focus of the Paralegal is to assist in-house General Counsel as needed with real estate transactions, corporate record-keeping, lease administration, and other support duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities included below.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Prepare drafts of lease agreements, purchase agreements, addendums, closing docs, and other real estate and corporate contracts
  • Update reports at time of sales/acquisitions
  • Organize lender approval process
  • Corporate recordkeeping including document and file management, preparation of written actions and corporate minutes, and maintaining accurate time records
  • Support internal departments as necessary (i.e. preparing tenant welcome letters, construction reminders)
  • Oversee transactional due diligence activities including title and survey review
  • Maintain and execute critical timeline, circulate, and calendar
  • Prepare comprehensive closing checklists, file Electronic Certificate of Real Estate Value (eCRV), and coordinate internally and externally to achieve efficient closings
  • Review and prepare general correspondence as well as perform other clerical duties as necessary such as scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, handling incoming and outgoing mail
  • Manage property tax appeal process
  • Review and research real estate transactions and company policies, as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:        

  • High Degree of professionalism
  • Ability to effectively communicate both inside and outside of the organization
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent judgment, decision-making, and analytical skills
  • Computer proficiency required including a strong working knowledge of Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High level of integrity and dependability required
  • Highly organized and able to effectively multitask, juggle competing priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Must maintain confidentiality of all matters relating to the company

Experience/Education Requirements

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Paralegal certification
  • Minimum of 5  years of experience as a commercial real estate paralegal

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position, moving about the office to access file cabinets, varying office locations, office machines, constantly operating a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e. computer, copy, fax and printer). Occasionally positions self to work atop, under or traverse company rooms and or equipment. The person in this position frequently communicates with staff, vendors and customers and must be able to exchange and communicate accurate information in these situations. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


At Schafer Richardson, our team works hard every day to ensure that our customers, clients, and tenants receive the highest level of services available. Customer service and client satisfaction are our primary goals. If you believe your skills and experience are aligned with our team and this opportunity providing variety, challenge, and professional development, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Email: ebuckel@sr-re.com

Mailing address:

Schafer Richardson

Attn: Human Resources

900 North Third Street,

Minneapolis, MN 55401