Real Estate Legal Assistant

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Posted: March 05, 2017
  • Reference ID: 44141-en_US




At MetLife, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities.  In Legal Affairs, we strive to attract, develop and retain diverse talent with the potential to be future leaders of our department and of MetLife as a whole.  We seek legal and compliance professionals who demonstrate high intellectual capacity to understand complex matters facing our company, combined with strong leadership competencies to motivate and inspire higher performance by all our professionals. We take an active role in developing the skills of our talent and guiding their professional growth.  By promoting skill development and career advancement for our professionals, we are better positioned to serve our internal business partners and to help achieve MetLife’s vision of becoming a world-class leader in the insurance, retirement savings and employee benefits industries. 




Job Location: United States : Illinois : Chicago  




This paralegal position will support the Chicago Real Estate Investment Unit, servicing the Midwestern Territory of . The Unit handles a host of real estate matters, including mortgage loan origination and servicing, equity property acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture formation and servicing, leasing, real estate related bankruptcy, and foreclosures.





This commercial real estate paralegal will provide support to various attorneys and other enterprise projects around the country. Assists with transaction closings. Prepares first drafts of basic agreements and negotiates routine agreements with supervision. Prepares periodic reports.  Occasional research of legal codes and statutes.  Excellent organizational and administrative skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel required. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works independently and under the general supervision of attorneys.  Reports to an on-site attorney and an off-site manager of paralegals.




  • Real estate experience including transaction closings, confidentiality agreements, satisfactions and releases
  • 3-5+ years of relevant experience
  • Ability to execute legal research under direction of attorney – locating and providing copy of statute or case
  • Demonstrated strong attention to organization, details and proofreading documents
  • Prepare redlines electronically and manually when needed
  • Notary Status will be required for this position- to notarize closing documents
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, eDocs, SharePoint, Outlook, Workshare Compare, Westlaw, Lexis
  • Strong record of success in collaborating with diverse personalities and operating in a team environment




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At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 44141 

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