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Northwestern Mutual
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
2 days ago


At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference. The Northwestern Mutual Law Department is seeking an experienced and agile real estate paralegal interested in joining a diverse, challenging, and fast-paced environment supporting the Company on a wide range of issues as the Company works to transform how clients experience financial security.

What's the role:

  • This paralegal will be a member of the Department's Real Estate Investments Team and will support the Company's $250+ billion investment portfolio. Specifically, the paralegal will handle sales of the Company's commercial real estate assets and assist with various asset management and leasing matters.
  • Although under the direction and supervision of the Real Estate Team attorneys, the paralegal must be able to perform paralegal functions independently, with minimal guidance, including having primary responsibility for reviewing, drafting and negotiating complex legal documents and acting as the lead in managing transactions through closing. Most legal work is handled entirely in-house.
Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and at least four years of real estate paralegal experience. Additional experience or additional experience together with a certificate of paralegal studies from a program approved by the American Bar Association may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in complex commercial real estate transactions, including strong knowledge of commercial real estate sales purchase and sale agreements, the sales process, title and survey matters, and closing logistics.
Desired personal attributes:

  • The scope of this role may change over time to respond to business needs. The successful candidate will be flexible and adaptable in terms of general skill sets & aspirations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a highly analytical and curious mind, creativity, comfort dealing with ambiguity, integrity, high ethical standards, and a positive demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and contribute effectively in a team environment and to manage a multijurisdictional practice.
  • Ability to work autonomously and to effectively prioritize multiple tasks at the same time.
  • A keen problem-solving approach using sound legal reasoning and practical business judgment to identify and address risks and achieve results that balance benefits for all stakeholders of the enterprise.
Information About Northwestern Mutual and the Law Department:

  • Northwestern Mutual Law Department's is comprised of approximately 110 people, roughly 70 are lawyers, having come to Northwestern Mutual from all around the country after having graduated from a multitude of law schools and undergraduate institutions and having practiced in a wide variety of settings.
  • The balance of the Department consists of highly-skilled paralegals and research and administrative professionals who support significant aspects of the Department's operations.
  • Our Law Department (in every aspect of its operation, including the Law Department Leadership Team, the Department's practicing lawyers and paralegals, and the Department's professional administrative staff) is inclusive and diverse, comprising a rich mixture of men and women who come from a wide variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds and includes people of color and those who are openly gay or lesbian.
  • The Northwestern Mutual Law Department provides the vast majority of legal services in nearly all disciplines directly to the Company, with only select utilization of outside counsel.
  • There are nine main practice teams within the Law Department: Insurance Products and Operations; Investment Products and Advisory Services; Corporate; Distribution; Litigation; Digital Products and Operations, Enterprise Governance; Private Securities Investments; and Real Estate Investments. Members of the Law Department have the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of the Company's business needs and are fully engaged in the execution of the Company's business strategy.
  • This allows members of the Law Department to provide the most timely and effective counsel in an efficient manner and leads to greater career satisfaction for our attorneys, paralegals, and professional administrative staff.

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.



This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57886677
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Position Title: Real Estate Paralegal
  • Company Name: Northwestern Mutual
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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