Title Attorney

Benderson Development, LLC
Published
April 28, 2022
Location
Buffalo, NY
Category
Legal  
Job Type

Description

Benderson Development is one of America’s largest privately held real estate companies. We are proud to own and manage over 800 properties encompassing over 45 million square feet in 40 states. The diverse Benderson portfolio includes retail, office, industrial, hotel, residential, and land holdings.

Title Attorney

Examine Title for real estate, on behalf of the company and insure that title is free of liens, claims and legal questions as to ownership of the property. Assist in closing of real estate transactions.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform Title Examination to determine the conditions of the title to be insured and to evaluate the risk to be undertaken in the issuance of a title insurance policy or other title insurance form.
  • Perform Due Diligence and draw up documents associated with leases, surveys, contracts, deals associated with title.
  • Search the title of subject real estate to be purchased by the company and certify the title to the creditor. Examine acquisition documents, abstracts of titles, leases, contracts, and other legal documents to determine ownership of land. Search for and examine public records and write opinions on titles. Determine the ownership and appropriate liens, encumbrances upon or defects in title.
  • Determine proper execution, acknowledgment, and delivery of all conveyances, mortgage papers, and other title instruments which may be necessary to the consummation of the transaction.
  • Insure that title is free and clear, that all documents and acknowledgements associated with title are appropriate and accurate and recorded properly.
  • Review and determine that all delinquent taxes are paid, all current taxes, based on the latest available information, have been properly prorated between the purchaser and seller in the case of an owner policy, all proceeds have been properly disbursed, a final search of the title has been made, and all necessary papers have been filed for record.
  • Draw up legal documents covering purchase and sale of land.
  • Examine instruments and opinions prepared by other attorneys and advise company management as to legal requirements in connection with titles.
  • Examine loan documents drafts deeds and affidavits and presents other evidence to meet legal requirements of documents.
  • Prepare letter of commitments in the purchase of property including costs associated with title.
  • Prepare and maintain company policies associated with operation of a title company
  • Coordinate work involved in ordering abstracts and surveys. Review abstracts and surveys and insure for appropriateness. Discuss any concerns with management.
  • Communicate with internal and external attorneys regarding questions and concerns about title to property.
  • Provide support and training to company attorneys in issues.
  • Assist company attorneys with real estate closings
  • Provide support to legal department and executive management in investigating and resolving ancillary legal issues.

Qualifications

  • 3 - 5+ years’ experience in title examination.
  • JD degree preferred, or experience as a title paralegal.
  • Excellent computer skills, with working knowledge of MS Office software. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  High level of attention to detail. 

Continuous communications with internal and external attorneys in obtaining information or problem resolution.  Frequent contact with Company executive management.

Applicants should send an email to:
Human Resources Recruiter
Katie Ireland - katieireland@benderson.com