The Real Estate/Litigation Paralegal is responsible for assisting the Company’s Legal Operations Department by providing a wide-variety of litigation services related to eviction and breach of lease actions, and by providing legal support for all Departments of the Company relating to the commercial landlord-tenant relationship, enforcement of lease covenants, and the day-to-day operations of the Company’s Centers.
Essential Job Functions:
Under attorney supervision and guidance:
Prepare default notices, demand letters, termination notices, relocation notices, abandonment notices and all other notices required to enforce lease covenants
Correspond with tenants and tenant attorneys to resolve AR issues and other lease and legal disputes
Perform due diligence reviews of leases involving relocation rights, co-tenancy provisions, radius restrictions, no-build zones, termination rights, CAM language, permitted, exclusive and restricted uses and all other rights, remedies and controls of the lease parties
Initiate and monitor unlawful detainer and breach of lease actions and matters sent to collection agencies
Prepare litigation evaluations, analyze collectability, pursue enforcement of judgments and assist with tenant bankruptcies
Respond to Subpoenas for the Company’s business records, and implement and monitor Legal Holds to retain and preserve documents in connection with claims, litigation and e-discovery
Negotiate and document settlements
Monitor resolution of mechanics’ liens and foreclosure actions, and provide legal support for construction defect litigation
Coordinate with Property Management and Leasing to assess and minimize legal risk and resolve legal disputes
Provide daily legal support to all Departments.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
Paralegal certificate from an ABA approved school
3+ years substantial law firm or in-house experience as a real estate paralegal preferably in litigation and/or commercial landlord/tenant law
Strong PC skills, including MS Office, MS Word, iManage, Excel and redline
All applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, including corresponding core job requirements, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities (and others in accordance with applicable law) to perform the essential functions of the job, consistent with applicable laws and Company policy.
Macerich is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of its workforce. Macerich welcomes qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, pregnancy (including childbirth and pregnancy-related medical conditions), sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other characteristic or class protected under federal, state or local law. Additional information is contained in Macerich’s Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation policy, which can be provided to applicants upon request. Macerich also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the application process or, if employed, during your employment, please contact Human Resources.
Macerich, an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and
redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States (NYSE:MAC).