Current Openings

Paralegal - Real Estate


Job Description

Messerli Kramer is a leading law firm in the Twin Cities founded in 1965 with locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Plymouth, Minnesota. We have a well-earned reputation within the business community of providing sound, reasoned and comprehensive legal advice. Our professionals take the time to listen and understand their legal issues within the larger framework of their business as a whole. Known for our dedication and responsiveness, our attorneys and staff are focused on finding pragmatic solutions and producing remarkable results for our clients.

Messerli Kramer serves individuals and businesses through three unique, yet complementary, divisions. We represent a variety of clients—from large corporations, banks and closely-held businesses—to individuals seeking divorce and family law or estate planning services. Our clients trust us to help them navigate the myriad of legal issues that confront them in their business and personal lives.

Position Description:

The Real Estate Paralegal will be primarily responsible for assisting attorneys with reviewing title commitments, title exception documents, surveys, preparing title and survey summaries, communicating with attorneys and title agents regarding title issues and assisting with the negotiation of title insurance policy coverage. The paralegal will also be responsible for assisting with diligence on real estate closings and conducting research on status of title to real property. The paralegal may also assist with transactions including drafting and compiling transaction documents, preparing closing checklists, tracking completion of checklist items, assisting in the closing process and preparing closing binders.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage title order processing, scheduling, and preparing closing documents for refinancing purchases, sales and address post-closing issues

  • Due diligence review

  • Working knowledge of commercial leasing, purchase and sales contracts

  • Manage client-related responsibilities as needed

  • Track and follow each deal from inception through the closing and post-closing phases

Position Expectations:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Ability to work with and take direction from multiple individuals, as well as the ability to work independently

  • Function as part of a cohesive team

  • Good planning, prioritization, and organizational skills

  • Ability to problem-solve and use sound judgment

  • Strong communication and relationship management skills


  • Paralegal Degree or certificate required

  • 3+ years of real estate paralegal experience

  • High degree of accuracy with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities while respecting tight deadlines

  • Proven ability to establish professional working relationships with colleagues and external clients

  • Strong commitment to client service

Messerli Kramer offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401k/profit sharing retirement package.

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume along with your cover letter to

Messerli Kramer is fully committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Messerli Kramer to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, military status, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other protected status.