La Grange Office: 1022 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525
Hinsdale Office: 15 Salt Creek Ln, Hinsdale, IL 60521

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY JOB DESCRIPTION

Fornaro Law is a growing firm that grasps technology such as the internet, blockchain, and cybercurrency like Bitcoin. Fornaro Law’s streamlined implementation of systems elevates the firm and its client to a higher level. We are seeking a residential real estate attorney to join our talented team who is well organized, detail oriented, and adaptable with the willingness and ability to learn and implement a defined prioritization system. The ideal candidate will display excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience as an attorney with residential real estate experience, and general management of case files and staff. Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is required. This is an exciting and challenging position that will allow you to grow as a professional.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft leases, purchase and sale agreements, letters of intent, deeds, etc. for residential and commercial real estate transactions.
  • Prepare Land Trust Agreements and Amendments.
  • Review and assist paralegals and staff with correspondence, and assist and direct problem solving as issues arise.
  • Review Purchase and Sale Agreements, due diligence, monitor contingencies, review and prepare title objections, survey and environmental reviews, closing documents and wire transfers.
  • Conduct closings and complete post-closing documentation and administration.
  • Review title policies, obtain title clearance, and assist staff with title clearance issues.
  • Effectively organize and maintain case and client files.
  • Monitor and calendar case deadlines.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 5+ years job experience as an attorney with residential real estate experience. Extended practice areas a plus.
  • Willing to pitch in and support growing legal department in a fast-paced growing environment.
  • Able to problem solve, resolve, and close open issues and assist staff and colleagues with resolving issues that arise.
  • Skilled at meeting strict deadlines under significant time pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of professionalism and client orientation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with various types of clients
  • Fast thinker/quick learner
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize and work independently.
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively and independently, and balance conflicting priorities.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE & TRANSACTIONAL ATTORNEY JOB DESCRIPTION

Fornaro Law is a growing firm that grasps technology such as the internet, blockchain, and cybercurrency like Bitcoin. Fornaro Law’s streamlined implementation of systems elevates the firm and its client to a higher level. We are seeking a commercial and transactional attorney to join our talented team who is well organized, detail oriented and adaptable with the willingness and ability to learn and implement a defined prioritization system. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience as an attorney with transactional and commercial real estate experience, and general management of case files. Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is required. This is an exciting and challenging position that will allow you to grow as a professional.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft leases, purchase and sale agreements, letters of intent, deeds, etc. for residential and commercial real estate transactions.
  • Coordinate and direct the review, management and preparation of commercial leasing and acquisition documentation.
  • Review Purchase and Sale Agreements, due diligence, monitor contingencies, review and prepare title objections, survey and environmental reviews, closing documents and wire transfers.
  • Conduct closings and complete post-closing documentation and administration.
  • Review leases and Common Area Maintenance clauses.
  • Review and monitor agreements with developers, approval of conditions required prior to draw disbursement and developer payment.
  • Draft and review initial documentation, obtain approvals, modified documents as necessary and coordinated document execution.
  • Negotiate leases and amendments.
  • Review title policies and ALTA surveys for conformance.
  • Manage and negotiate vendor and employment contracts.
  • Draft and review complex operating agreements and bylaws, shareholders’ agreements, master service and service level agreements, private placement memorandums, indemnity agreements, and other client contracts.
  • Draft correspondence on behalf of landlords to commercial tenants’ management and counsel relating to claims, defenses, and other disputes arising under lease agreements.
  • Provide assistance to senior level attorneys, senior paralegals and staff members, review and preparation of documents, reports and correspondence.
  • Effectively organize and maintain case and client files.
  • Monitor and calendar case deadlines.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 5+ years job experience as an attorney with commercial and transactional experience with an interest in foreign investment and immigration.
  • Willing to pitch in and support growing legal department in a fast-paced growing environment.
  • Able to problem solve, resolve, and close open issues and assist staff and colleagues with resolving issues that arise.
  • Skilled at meeting strict deadlines under significant time pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of professionalism and client orientation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with various types of clients
  • Fast thinker/quick learner
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize and work independently.
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively and independently, and balance conflicting priorities.

CORPORATE PARALEGAL JOB DESCRIPTION

Fornaro Law is a growing firm that embraces technology such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cybercurrencies like Bitcoin. Our corporate clients span the business world from traditional, main street, companies to those involved in these new and growing segments of the economy. Fornaro Law’s streamlined implementation of systems elevates the firm and its clients to a higher level. We are seeking a corporate paralegal to join our talented team who is well organized, detail oriented and adaptable with the willingness and ability to learn and implement a defined prioritization system. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience as a paralegal with knowledge of corporate formation, corporate agreements, corporate compliance and general management of files. Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is required. This is an exciting and challenging position that will allow you to grow as a professional.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft Corporation and Limited Liability Company formation paperwork for filing in a variety of states.
  • Draft operating agreements, bylaws, stock certificates, shareholder agreements, and other corporate documents needed for new companies.
  • Draft FEIN paperwork for new companies.
  • Draft annual reports and annual corporate resolutions.
  • File annual reports in a variety of states and maintain registered agents in those states.
  • Review corporate paperwork for existing companies to determine if amendments are needed.
  • Provide assistance to senior level attorneys, senior paralegals and staff members with buy/sell agreements, stock purchase agreements, employee agreements, lease agreements, non-compete agreements, employee manuals and other corporate agreements.
  • Draft corporate resolutions and all other documents needed for real estate purchases and sales.
  • Effectively organize and maintain client files.
  • Monitor and calendar corporate deadlines.

Required Skills:

  • Paralegal certificate
  • Minimum 5+ years job experience as a corporate paralegal.
  • Willing to pitch in and support growing legal department in a fast-paced growing environment.
  • Skilled at meeting strict deadlines under significant time pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of professionalism and client orientation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with various types of clients
  • Fast thinker/quick learner
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize and work independently.
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively and independently, and balance conflicting priorities.

ATTORNEY JOB DESCRIPTION

Experienced and business focused attorney with an interest in working as part of a team in an exciting law firm with a diverse practice. Good leadership and strong personal skills are a must. Position requires experience in commercial, industrial and residential real estate, transactional work, corporate structuring, and estate planning matters; an interest in immigration is a plus. Must be ready to step into a problem and fix it without hesitation, while guiding less experienced lawyers and staff through whatever issues arise. The best candidates will want to manage and grow an existing practice together with like-minded lawyers and staff, which may require working evenings or weekends. Attention to details, high standards of professionalism, and a willingness to take responsibility for your work and the work of others is also required.

  • More than 8 years of experience handling residential and commercial real estate matters and drafting documents, including letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, zoning documents, and investigating title matters.
  • Must have an understanding of business deals to help create corporate structures for high value clients that operate both domestically and internationally, including drafting documents and preparing private placement memoranda.
  • Experience drafting contracts, employment agreements and related covenants regulating competition and/or solicitation of customers/employees, and wills and trusts.
  • Past responsibility for overseeing attorneys and staff.
  • Candidates must be detail oriented with strong oral and written communication skills and must be able to work well under stressful situations and time deadlines.
  • Licensed in the State of Illinois; licensed in Indiana or Wisconsin is a plus.
  • Willing to expand a practice, to learn new areas of law, and to devote substantial time building client relationships and networking.
  • Interested in technology and using it to increase efficiency in the practice.