Croell Inc. Paralegal in New Hampton, Iowa

Company Overview:

Croell, Inc. is a privately-held regional construction company with over 100 multi-state locations. We are a major producer of concrete and asphalt road construction in the Midwest and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA) employer!

Position Overview:

The Paralegal will be responsible for assisting in legal and real estate correspondence and performing a wide variety of complex, confidential business. This is a full time position, reports to the Chief Financial Officer and has no supervisory responsibility. For more information regarding this position, contact Jordan at 641-394-6789.

General Duties and Functions:

  • Be prompt and timely for all assigned shifts, schedules and projects

  • Be aware of and familiar with the Company Handbook and abide by the employment policies and regulations

  • Teach, coach and work with team in a constructive manner

  • Consistently keep desk area clean and organized to promote professionalism and efficiency

  • Actively participate in any recommended or mandatory trainings

  • Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers, management, internal and external customers

  • Additional duties as assigned by management, as this job description is non-exhaustive

  • Willingness to perform duties outside normal scope of work (i.e. work outside normal hours)

Essential Duties and Functions:

  • Maintain all legal and permanent files kept on site (including all organizational files and property files)

  • Maintain an electronic filing database

  • Research a wide variety of requested items (i.e. real estate law, legal research, business transactions, etc.)

  • Review Tenant Lease Agreements, Aggregate Lease, Royalty Agreements and other various contracts

  • Vendor and operational contract reviews

  • Broad knowledge of various legal disciplines, including corporate law, tax law, litigation, bankruptcy, workers’ compensation, real property, unclaimed property, business sales and mergers, etc. for federal, multi-state and local jurisdictions

  • Involvement in business acquisitions, sales and mergers, must be able to establish, implement and oversee a timeline matrix

  • Mechanic lien process-timeline. Draft and send notices and track progress

  • Coordinate with credit and collections department

  • Small claim flings and garnishments

  • Obtain and correlate information for settlement statements for commercial and agriculture real estate closings, interface with attorneys, courthouse, executive team, employees and third parties

  • Preparing documentation and record searching’s for multiple counties and/or states

  • Establish follow up systems for company lease renewals, annual corporate reports, etc.

  • Review title opinion letters, real estate acquisition, sale agreements, title insurance policies, abstracts, closing statements and assist attorneys with closings

  • Cross-train with applicable positions

Position Requirements:

  • Consent to authorization of a pre-employment background check

  • Must be able to pass a drug test

  • Minimum 2 years of paralegal experience

  • Strong organizational skills with an eye for detail

  • Strong negotiation stills

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be an excellent communicator who seamlessly interfaces among law professionals, executive team, employees and external parties

  • Effective time management skills with a strong insistence to meet deadlines

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook Calendars, PowerPoint)

  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters

  • Experience with legal terminology and awareness of local, state and federal filings

  • Integral team player and problem solver supporting job functions outside customary job duties

  • Understand instructions from supervisory positions, both written and verbal

  • Basic mathematical skills (i.e. Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide)

  • Possess excellent communication skills in both written and verbal forms

Preferred Skills and Knowledge:

  • BA degree or higher

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements to successfully perform the job functions are:

  • Ability to reach below/at/above shoulders

  • Pushing/Pulling

  • Twisting/Bending

  • Sitting/Standing

Croell, Inc. Benefit Offerings:

  • Salary Range: TBD (Based on experience, location, etc.)

  • Health – Dental – Vision Insurance

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Company Paid Short Term Disability

  • Voluntary Long Term Disability

  • Paid Time Off

  • Holiday Pay

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Wellness Program

  • 401K with Company Match

  • Bereavement Pay

  • Potential for Advancement