NJ Employer Legal Assistant in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Job Summary: The Legal Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support to the attorneys in the Legal Department and legal support for the real estate and corporate attorneys is the Legal Department. The Legal Assistant reports directly to NFI's General Counsel. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include: * Provide attorneys with high-level administrative support; * Manage contract and matter intake process; * Manage and update electronic contract repository; * Organize and maintain files and corporate records; * Manage legal invoice process * Create and edit transactional documents, including lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, real estate-related documents, corporate contracts, resolutions, closing documents and similar documents; * Assist with transaction closings and make various regulatory filings; * Coordinate and schedule meetings and administer calendars; * Oversee travel arrangements; and * Perform some legal research on an as-needed basis. Requirements include: * Associate's or Bachelor's degree; * 5+ years of legal assistant/secretary experience in real estate law practice (familiarity with corporate law also a plus); * Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; * Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work independently; * Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize tasks; * Strong communication and interpersonal skills; * Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word and strong working knowledge of Excel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.