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Paralegal (Remote)

Company: Advance Auto Parts
Location: Richmond
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSUMMARYUnder the direction of an attorney, the Paralegal provides day-to-day support for the real estate law teams of the Advance Auto Parts legal department. The detail-oriented person filling this position will be adept at maneuvering through large, multi-functional and complex organizations and will demonstrate the ability to foster a positive working relationship with their peers, corporate attorneys, outside counsel and internal business partners. Strong project management and organizational skills are required. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review surveys, title commitments and exception documents.
  • Preparing documents relating to a variety of real estate matters based on consultation with business clients and review by attorneys, including but not limited to amendments, termination agreements, memorandum of leases, leases, and standard construction contracts.
  • Tracking of critical dates related to leases and purchase and sale contracts.
  • Providing general assistance in real estate leasing transactions.
  • Proof reading legal documents to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • Analyzing and summarizing documents, zoning ordinances and statutes for review by attorneys.
  • Working closely with attorneys to resolve a variety of day-to-day issues and supporting a broad range of commercial transactions and projects.
  • Performing legal due diligence.
  • Multi-tasking and prioritizing work assignments to consistently provide high-quality work product within stated deadlines.
  • Conduct necessary legal and/or business research and provide timely, clearly written and relevant information in response to legal inquiries.
  • Track and manage legal matters and their related expenses in the legal billing system. Prepare reports regarding status, progress and costs of matters managed or handled. Recognize and report on trends and problem areas; recommend courses of action to promote efficiency and cost-effective measures.
  • Assist in electronic discovery process by creating and distributing legal holds, tracking legal holds and custodians as they change positions or leave the company, assessing when holds can be lifted, in consultation with attorney supervisors, and communicating with hold recipients regarding status.
  • Create and update spreadsheet files and reports.
  • Assist in making appointments and arranging travel schedules and reservations for attorneys and leasing managers. Distribute mail and faxes throughout the day in a timely manner. Maintain task list for supervisors and monitor deadlines as requested. Create and maintain filing systems. Assist other department personnel with the distribution of mail and accept service of process.
  • Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and strong judgment required. Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex legal and business documents. Ability to respond discreetly and effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints, and handle confidential information.
    • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial and/or complex topics to management.
    • Ability to work independently and initiate and coordinate projects, as well as effectively manage and collaborate with stakeholders across functions and business lines.
    • Extremely organized with a strong sense of priority, urgency and commitment to deadlines.
    • Ability to manage a heavy workload and prioritize multiple projects.
    • Ability to work independently while functioning well in a team environment.
    • Ability to understand general business operations, issues and dynamics beyond the scope of basic legal issues.
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint & Excel).
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Experience with real estate matters.
    • Experience with Workday and/or Legal Tracker (Serengeti) is a plus.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to understand and analyze budget/P&L statements and manage fees/expenses on a proactive basis.
    • High level of reasoning ability required. Ability to define problems, collect and analyze complex data and conflicting viewpoints, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, as well as make strategic decisions and persuasive arguments. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
    • Occasional overnight travel is required. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEBachelor s degree and 3-5 years of experience or Paralegal Certificate and 3-5 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Compliance or data privacy certifications are a plus. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESNone CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSParalegal, compliance and/or privacy certifications preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe 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 sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Advance Auto Parts, Richmond , Paralegal (Remote), Legal , Richmond, Virginia

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