Paralegal, Real Estate Debt

Ares Commercial Real Estate Chicago, IL

Ares is currently seeking a Paralegal in the Chicago office who would be responsible for working with the Real Estate Debt Closing team, the Asset Management teams, the Capital Markets team, all Legal teams, and Finance/Accounting teams.


Reports to: Principal, Real Estate Debt

Supervises: n/a


* Provide administrative project support to the Closing team both organizationally and in connection with sensitive project work

* Assist in preparation of closing documents, consents, UCCs, allonges, non-disclosure agreements, etc. with corporate authority for closing deliverables for real estate debt closings, mortgage and loan facilities and other transactions including arranging for signatures

* Assist in line lender fundings -documentation, question responses, transfers, etc.

* Maintain and organize hard copy and soft copy documents

* Assist with invoicing software in relation to outside counsel invoices

* Assist with know your customer and anti-money laundering information requests

* Assist with insurance and other third-party vendor engagement and coordinate report delivery

* Assist with logging and tracking litigation and organizing responses

* Organize and Maintain electronic storage [Dealroom & lntraLinks] storage of all documents related to closing, underwriting, asset management, and future modifications

* Maintain all approved vendor listings



Bachelor Degree, required

Experience Required:

* Minimum of 2-years of experience in the legal and/or business fields

* Corporate Legal Assistant Training Certificate preferred

* Experience in real estate closing and/or financial services industry preferred

* Experience in handling sensitive personal information preferred

General Requirements:

* Flexibility regarding role profile and willingness to take on new projects and learn new skills

* Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, presentation skills and time management skills- successful candidate will interact with Senior Management, external legal and closing professionals, all levels of personnel within the Debt Group, and coordination with external document Custodians

* JD not required but candidate with degree will have preference and more career growth opportunity

* Individual must be a highly motivated self-starter

* Organizational skills with ability to prioritize completing time sensitive requests

* High degree of attention to detail

* Must possess strong integrity and professionalism

* Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, and other office software products


Ares Management, L.P. ("Ares" or the "Firm") is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $106 billion of assets under management ("AUM") and approximately 1000 employees. We seek to deliver attractive performance to our investor base across our investment groups and strategies, including credit, private equity and real estate. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Its common units are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "ARES".

Ares Management LLC (and its subsidiaries) is an Equal Opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, creed, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, status regarding public assistance, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity and expression, genetic predisposition and carrier status, status as unemployed, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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