Legal professionals choose to work at Pierce Atwood for many reasons. For some it's the opportunity to work at a successful firm with a first-class national reputation, for others it's the chance to work on interesting matters from small, local clients to large, national or international clients, and for many it's to work with smart people who value collaboration and collegiality.

Position Summary/Responsibilities
The Real Estate Paralegal responsibilities include the following in connection with commercial real estate closings:  drafting deeds and ancillary loan documents; monitoring calendar to ensure deadlines are met; obtain MLCs, plot plans, zoning information and title reports and review of same and other documents as may be necessary to document borrower’s collateral’s condition, calling tax collector/assessor offices regarding parcel and tax information, using Registry of Deeds website to find recorded documents; run UCC and/or order official search from county and/or state; conduct other necessary searches to determine any liens against non-real property collateral; obtain filings and certificates of good standing from appropriate secretary of state’s office and handle filing of papers with Secretary of State to form and qualify entities; file various UCC filings; obtain payoff letters from current lenders;  obtain missing discharges and assignments and other corrective title matter from lenders or pertinent parties; draft closing statement, or review if prepared by other parties and otherwise accomplish such additional tasks as may be required in connection with the purchase, sale and financing of commercial real estate.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Position requires 1+ years’ experience as a real estate paralegal in a law firm, or in-house legal department.
  • Knowledge of commercial loan documentation, title examinations and title policies is helpful, but not required. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a priority.
  • Ability to multitask and excellent follow-up.
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently.
  • Ability to succeed and thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent client service orientation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Heather Higgins at hhiggins@pierceatwood.com

Position Summary

The JR. Network/Systems Administrator reports to the Network Engineering Manager and provides guidance to the Help Desk Staff.  They will be responsible for assisting in the maintenance and deployment for all types of voice and data technologies at Pierce Atwood and help maintain the company’s systems 24 x 7 x 365.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Research and analyze new ways to better utilize current and future technologies, within the firm, to make productivity of users and IT staff more efficient and effective within the desktop and server environments.

 

  • Assist in maintaining Hybrid SCCM/Intune environment

 

    • Configuration / Maintenance/  Upgrades / Software Packaging and Deployment
    • Advanced Threat Protection – (EDR & ASR)
    • Anti-Virus, MDM, MAM & Device Encryption

 

  • Assist in maintaining the security, reliability, and resiliency of current Hybrid on premise AD/Azure cloud environment

 

  • Assist in maintaining virtual server environment, SAN storage, switches, routers, firewalls, and wireless infrastructure, e-mail, phone and communication services.

 

  • Assist in maintaining backup and replication systems to ensure integrity of the disaster recovery site.

 

  • Assist in Analyzing and remediating security audit logs and Vulnerability scans.

 

  • Set up new employees on appropriate systems, prior to their arrival and implement all necessary phone changes associated with employees. Process employee separations in the same areas.

 

  • Performs daily IT tasks and procedures, including troubleshooting and problem solving of calls escalated by Help Desk Staff, installing and maintaining desktop hardware, software and maintaining end-user files.

 

  • Works with team members with rollout of new technologies.

 

  • Complete special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.

 

  • Participates in 24 X 7 X 365 coverage to monitor daily operations and infrastructure to ensure high availability.
     

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required

  • Requires an associate's degree in a related area and/or 3-5 years of experience in the information technology field or in a related area.
  • Familiar with a variety of the information technology field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Introductory knowledge of network architecture.
  • Knowledge of Active Directory, Endpoint Configuration Manager/Intune and MS Exchange
  • Proficiency in the development of scripts to automate and improve software processes.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication; organizational, time-management and problem-solving skills, with ability to work under pressure, multi-task and prioritize competing tasks.
  • Ability to successfully manage difficult users in a professional environment, with strong commitment to customer service and process improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, research, and correct the majority of system malfunctions, and do so remotely.
  • Proficient with the installation, repair, configuration and use of computer hardware/software.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2016 core applications and Microsoft Operating Systems – latest version is preferred
  • Establishes and maintains a good working relationship with fellow employees in a team oriented environment.
  • Demonstrates a consistent, dependable work effort and a positive work attitude.
  • Adjusts work schedule as necessary to meet department demands or to ensure maximum system up time, to include working extra hours when necessary.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Heather Higgins at hhiggins@pierceatwood.com.