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Lead Paralegal - Real Estate

Job ID 793944BR Location 104 WILMOT RD , DEERFIELD, IL
Job Summary

In close coordination with Legal Counsel, the Lead Paralegal applies advanced knowledge of highly complex legal concepts to support the legal department and businesses on a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance matters.

Job Responsibilities
  • Works independently on a variety of legal matters, including negotiation with outside/opposing counsel and resolution of legal issues.
  • Effectively and regularly communicates with legal counsel, staff and business to understand goals and achieve objectives.
  • Works in coordination with Legal Counsel on complex legal issues and administers law department activities.
  • Researches highly complex legal issues and relevant topics relating to Walgreens business operations.
  • Investigates facts and applicable law and searches pertinent sources. Independently develops oral and/or written presentations to communicate findings.
  • Represents Company externally to customers, vendors, opposing counsel and government agencies and resolves legal issues using negotiation and legal experience.
  • Demonstrates independent judgment and critical thinking to proactively identify issues, appreciate commercial/operational impacts and report on findings to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analyzes contracts, pleadings, statutes, decisions, correspondence and other documentation to independently evaluate legal position and makes recommendations to attorneys based on legal precedence or law.
  • Drafts legal documents, communications and reports under minimal attorney supervision.
  • Provides guidance by training, coaching or mentoring other paraprofessionals and/or other staff.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 1 year of paralegal experience in a corporate law department or law firm OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 4 years of paralegal experience with a corporate law department or law firm.
  • Experience evaluating information to determine compliance with standards, laws, and regulations.
  • Experience processing information (such as compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data).
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
  • Experience using advanced analytical skills to independently review, draft, negotiate and prepare documents.
  • Experience using written communication and grammatical skills to draft/compose legal documents, communications and reports.
  • Experience utilizing interpersonal and team-building skills to foster collaboration and establish positive relationships.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of paralegal experience in a corporate law department or law firm OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 6 years of paralegal experience with a corporate law department or law firm.
  • Undergraduate degree and a Paralegal certificate from an ABA-certified paralegal program.
  • Experience using legal research tools; such as LexisNexis or Westlaw.
  • Experience in a retail environment and/or healthcare setting


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