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Legal Assistant - Real Estate Processor

Posted On: Monday, November 8, 2021


The Virginia Beach office of Pender & Coward is seeking an experienced Real Estate Processor.  Ideal candidate must be a team player, willing to work on-site, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.


  • Act as a liaison between clients and the attorneys by maintaining communications via email, telephone and in person.
  • Analyze title requirements and closing documents, coordinate with agents or clients on files to obtain requirements for preliminary submission to lender or assistance in preparation of loan documentation.
  • Gather information from all parties in the transaction (i.e. buyers, sellers, other title company/law firm).
  • Maintain stringent deadlines.
  • Handle client follow-up regarding status of closings, appointments, billing, etc.
  • Communicate with clients, realtors, and lenders daily.
  • Draft deeds, closing disclosures, necessary affidavits and legal documents needed to close real estate transactions.
  • Perform a variety of other tasks as assigned by supervisor.


  • Pay is commensurate with experience.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills.
  • Able to work autonomously or in a group.
  • Able to handle confidential information with discretion, adapt to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of client service and response.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • College degree a plus
  • Microsoft Office and Soft-Pro proficiency required.
  • Real Estate experience of at least 2 years preferred.


Physical Requirements: 

  • Able to sit at a desk and work at a computer for prolonged periods.
  • Able to type at a level of 45 WPM or faster.
  • Able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Job Type and Location:

  • Hourly, full-time.
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia (remote work not an option).