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Senior Paralegal

New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Job Description:


Utilize working knowledge of commercial lending/leasing, real estate, Bankruptcy restructuring and litigation to provide day to day support to the Bank's commercial workout and restructuring teams Review and prepare transactional documents, including credit agreements, amendments, forbearance and settlement agreements, mortgage and lien related documents, title reports and organizational documents.

Prepare responses to discovery, subpoenas and other requests for information. Become familiar with and proficient on the Company’s various systems of record in order to assist with document requests and subpoenas.

Perform in-depth legal research and prepare written analyses when appropriate

May interface with vendors, internal business partners, law firms, etc.

Review and interpret legal documents for validity, content, accuracy and compliance with procedures and provide legal guidance to internal teams.

• Performs highest level of substantive legal-based services
• Uses advanced skills developed through substantial experience in a specialized area and is a relied upon resource for complex matters
• Interacts with Outside Counsel and LOB clients with minimal supervision
• Trains or mentors junior paralegals in area of specialty as needed
• Demonstrates mastery of practice area skills sufficient to handle non-routine legal matters within individual area of authority, using discretion and initiative
• Has extensive functional or professional knowledge
• Works independently with limited direction from attorney manager
• Leads a large project/multiple projects that are significant in scope and impact
• May provide technical leadership

• Possesses subject matter expertise and understanding of Legal issues relevant to the role; integrates that knowledge into the LOB supported
• May interact with senior management and/or business partners across LOBs
• Drafts original legal documents and, if applicable, client correspondence of substantive, complex nature with little supervision
• Develops policies and procedures, form documents and guidelines for area of specialty


  • Four year college degree
  • Strong understanding of transactional documentation
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial loan documents
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years working as a paralegal. If internal candidate, Bank of America experience should be consistently rated Exceeds in the “what” or the “how” categories.”
  • Works well under pressure and effectively handles multiple, concurrent demands and appropriately prioritizes responsibilities.
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Independent judgment and decision making skills
  • Ability to identify and analyze complex Legal issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Has developed proficiency in legal research skills and the use of internet-based legal research tools
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, the ability to work with others and a desire to learn


  • Certificate from ABA-accredited program
  • Experience with handling litigation matters and e-discovery


1st shift (United States of America)

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