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Administrative Assistant - Commercial Real Estate

Pittsford, NY 14534, USA Req #84
Friday, April 26, 2019
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Melville, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Job Description: We are seeking an administrative assistant to support multiple attorneys who work primarily on matters with large and small commercial developers, institutional lenders, corporations, partnerships and other entities in the sale, purchase, and leasing of commercial real estate.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate financing documents for closings

  • Draft contracts, correspondence and memoranda

  • Proofread and ensure quality of legal documents

  • Respond to a high volume of phone calls

  • Maintain calendars and schedule appointments

  • Maintain files

  • Assist attorneys in other practice areas when needed including litigation and residential real estate

  • Assist with other duties as needed

  • Enhance own professional growth and development through participation in educational programs

  • Understand and comply with all applicable Firm policies, procedures, values and philosophies

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years legal administrative experience required, preferably in commercial real estate transactions

  • High school diploma required, college degree preferred

  • Minimum typing speed 65-70 wpm

  • Must have excellent proofreading and attention to detail

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required

  • Must exhibit well-developed interpersonal and client relation skills

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Must be able to effectively multi-task, meet deadlines and excel in a team atmosphere

  • Excellent client service and listening skills

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work with diverse personalities within various levels of the organization

  • Exercises sound independent judgment under minimal direct supervision

  • Ability to manage time efficiently and work independently as well as coordinate with a team

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Military experience a plus










The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Pittsford, NY 14534, USA