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Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

Description:
Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP is seeking a full-time, experienced commercial real estate paralegal for our Tampa office. Candidates must have two (2) years demonstrated experience as a commercial real estate paralegal in a law firm.  

Johnson Pope offers a full benefits package, a competitive wage and a team driven work environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties will include but not limited to: ability to run closings from start to finish and have knowledge of title insurance commitments and surveys for commercial real estate closings, reviewing title exceptions, assisting with the preparation of due diligence items, reviewing due diligence checklist and loan documents, research of UCC filings and corporate documents, preparing loan packages for clients, preparing/drafting loan document transcripts for all parties, preparing/drafting recordable documents for filing, general internet research, completing general post-closing items, and overall support to the commercial real estate groups.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and aptitude for quickly learning various other programs
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Problem-solving, analytical and research skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously and willingness to work extra hours as needed
  • Motivated self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Willingness to work both independently and as part of a team in a deadline-driven environment

Educational/Job Experience Requirements:

  • Florida Registered Paralegal preferred
  • Experienced real estate paralegal with 2-5 years preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Availability for overtime as needed

Office Location:     Tampa, FL

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Firm.

Please submit resumes via the email below. Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

careers@jpfirm.com           

 

Human Resources│Benefits Coordinator

Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP is seeking a dynamic Human Resources (HR)│Benefits Coordinator. The HR│Benefits Coordinator aids with and facilitates the human resource processes at all three (3) office locations. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, payroll, employee relations, performance management, professional staff recruiting, and onboarding. This position reports to the firm’s Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities

Human Resources│Recruiting│On-Boarding

  • Conducts and facilitates the recruitment effort for nonexempt personnel, law students and temporary employees
  • Responsible for the coordination and facilitation of the new-employee on-boarding│orientation process
  • Manage the non-exempt staff performance evaluation process by coordinating annual and ad-hoc written reviews prepared by the appropriate supervising attorney(s) and or managers
  • Monitor non-exempt employees’ attendance, vacations, and other absences from the offices; track PTO balances
  • Coordinates employee oriented events such as administrative appreciation week, blood drives, employee birthday/anniversary announcements, etc.
  • Make recommendations for non-exempt staffing, including assignments to lawyers and managing coverage for lawyers the absence of assigned staff
  • Work with the appropriate attorney committee members to coordinate law clerk interviews, OCIs, and program activities

Payroll

  • Process all payrolls including bi-weekly non-exempt payroll, multiple monthly professional payrolls and quarterly and year-end bonus payrolls via third party service provider
  • Input 401k contributions on such payrolls via third party service provider and make necessary journal entries
  • Input Daily HRA funding journal entries
  • Input Weekly Medical, FLEX and HSA funding journal entries
  • Responsible for various compensation related reporting, i.e. and ACA (Affordable Care Act) reporting

Employee Benefits

  • Performs benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefits information to employees
  • Acts as a liaison between employees and insurance providers, brokers and third party administrator
  • Acts as an employee advocate in resolving benefits-related problems. Ensures effective use of plans and maintains positive employee relations
  • Coordinate and manage all benefit enrollment for the employee work life cycle
  • As directed by the COO, assist in the administration of the firm’s Insurance and Benefits plans, including major medical plan, vision, dental, retirement, employee assistance program, life and disability benefits, section 125 plan and flexible reimbursement plans
  • Maintain employee benefits programs census

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Proven experience as an HR│Benefits Coordinator or relevant HR/Administrative position
  • Knowledge of human resources processes and best practices
  • In-depth understanding of Employee Benefits
  • In-depth understanding of sourcing tools, like resume databases and online communities
  • Familiarity with social media recruiting
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle data with confidentiality
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • SHRM certification is an advantage
  • Must be able to juggle multiple tasks and personalities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional organizational skills are a must
  • Effectively communicate using proper grammar and punctuation written, oral, non-verbal, and active listening skills
  • Excellent analysis and sound decision making skills required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications required, familiarity with Aderant, iManage helpful.

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Consultation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Cultural Awareness
  • HR Expertise
  • Relationship Management

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Firm.

Please submit resumes via email to careers@jpfirm.com. Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

 

Corporate Paralegal

Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP is seeking a full-time experienced corporate paralegal. The Corporate Paralegal will be responsible for providing legal support and paralegal services on a wide variety of moderate to complex corporate legal matters and projects.  Experience with Real Estate and Estate Planning practice areas a plus.  Duties will include but not limited to: corporate governance including drafting resolutions, preparing documents for corporate meetings, minutes, and maintaining corporate books; SEC compliance including preparing drafts of SEC filings desirable, proxy statements, and assisting with other required reports; assist with corporate documentation for business transactions, and general support for management and special projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arrange filings, mailings and effecting service for matters in Federal and state courts, government agencies and other parties.
  • Assist with the organization of client materials and attorney work product including in computer-based technology, especially Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Maintain forms, corporate books and databases relating to partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies and other corporate forms, and research with respect to state filing requirements.
  • Form and qualify entities to do business in various states and other jurisdictions including coordinating with outside counsel to form entities and prepare formation agreements.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Ability to file documents in state and Federal courts
  • Advanced Adobe professional and Adobe Acrobat
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Trial preparation
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a team

Educational/Job Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience preferred
  • Availability for overtime as needed
  • Florida Registered Paralegal preferred

Office Location:     St. Petersburg, FL

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Firm.
Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.  Please submit resumes via the email below.

Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP
    911 Chestnut Street
    Clearwater, FL 33756
    careers@jpfirm.com

 

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