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Work at Sacramento’s preeminent full-service law firm, Downey Brand LLP.  We offer a congenial work environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please direct all staff applications to Cindy Snook, Human Resources Director. Links to web applications for each position are provided within each job posting below.  Applications submitted without all of the required documentation will not be considered.

The firm is always interested in hearing from qualified applicants with substantial law firm experience. To submit your application for consideration in the absence of a posting below suited to your qualifications, please click here: General Staff Application


Senior Corporate and Real Estate Paralegal

Date Posted: April 25, 2024

The firm seeks a full-time Senior Corporate and Real Estate Paralegal for its Sacramento office to work with its Corporate and Real Estate Practice Group. This position requires a paralegal certificate and a minimum of 8 years' experience with corporate and real estate procedures in a law firm setting.

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The person hired for this position must have extensive knowledge of filings with Secretary of State; working knowledge of all aspects of incorporation/dissolution of corporations and partnerships; drafting of Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, organizational minutes, governmental filings; sophisticated knowledge of UCC filings, including preparation of stock certificates and Certificates of Limited partnerships; and knowledge of general securities law. The paralegal will work with attorneys and support them in handling commercial real estate closings from beginning to end, including ordering, reviewing and clearing title, preparing closing statements and documents, and handling closings and post-closing work.

Strong research skills are essential. Proficiency in Adobe PDF Pro or similar PDF program, Excel and MS Office applications is required. This position requires exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. A solid work ethic, impeccable attendance and punctuality, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team are critical. A positive attitude, the ability to set priorities and to work under pressure, and the ability to establish a good rapport with firm attorneys and clients are vital.

Candidates must possess a paralegal certificate and the required minimum experience, including experience with the programs referenced in this posting, to be considered.

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to Cindy Snook, Director of Human Resources via the firm’s web application. No phone calls please. Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Salary Range: $90,000.00 to 120,000.00 DOE.

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