Commercial Loan Documentation Specialist III
Business First Bank
 Baton Rouge, LA


Responsible for timely and accurate productions of all types of commercial loan documentation, including but not limited to large complex credits, participations, and lease transactions; additional responsibilities also include ensuring credits are documented in accordance with loan approvals, loan policy and applicable laws and regulation.


  • Assist in training of new loan documentation personnel
  • Produce standard loan and collateral documents for all types of commercial loans which comply with bank policy and all federal and state laws
  • Prepare and/or review documentation for both purchased and sold participation loans
  • Review existing loan and collateral documentation to ensure and existing errors or deficiencies are resolved when processing renewals or originating new loans secured by existing collateral
  • Engages and works with outside counsel, as needed, for loan closings
  • Obtain and review all supporting documentation for loans prior to closing, including but not limited to:
  • Credit approval and adherence to loan policy
  • Financial reporting requirements and adherence to loan policy
  • Organizational documents for all borrower types to ensure proper borrower authorization
  • Lien searches and Real Estate title documents to ensure the bank's ability to prefect their lien position
  • Flood determinations and applicable flood insurance to ensure compliance with federal flood regulations
  • Other various insurance types to ensure the bank's collateral is protected
  • Environmental due diligence documents to ensure policy requirements are met
  • Real Estate appraisals and reviews to ensure policy and regulatory requirements are met
  • Assist with second reviews of loan documentation packages prior to closing
  • Assist with loan documentation personnel in the due diligence and preparation of their loan packages


  • Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree in a Business or Finance Related Field
  • 6 (six) years of commercial loan documentation experience
  • Strong working knowledge of real estate documents (Title Opinions, Title Insurance Documents, Mortgages, Appraisals, etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge of UCC rules and regulations
  • Strong working knowledge of other departments, as they relate to loan operations
  • Strong interpersonal communication
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong computer, keyboard, and software application (Microsoft Word and Excel) skills
  • Minimum 2 years of Laser Pro experience required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled