Syracuse, NY


The position of Real Estate Attorney offers a unique opportunity for a self-motivated individual to join our company and lead us to growth in 2021. A successful candidate will help Commonfund Mortgage not only meet our goals of closing more mortgage loans but will help grow our title business. We are looking for a positive individual committed to being part of a successful team and looking to strengthen their own professional skills.


  • Communicate with borrowers, attorneys, and realtors regarding status of legal work
  • Conduct residential real estate closings on behalf of Commonfund Mortgage, Buyer, and/or Seller
  • Review real estate contracts
  • Examine and order title with abstractor
  • Provide legal and regulatory guidance to borrowers and business partners
  • Prepare statement of sale, deeds, etc. when needed
  • Act as title agent for title company
  • Work closely with underwriting, closing, and scheduling teams to meet closing deadlines
  • Duties and Responsibilities will vary upon conditions


  • 2 years real estate law preferred
  • Licensed to practice law in New York State
  • Must have sound knowledge of documentation such as deeds, mortgages, liens, judgments, easements, surveys, legal property descriptions, foreclosures, chain of title, closing disclosures, etc.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Superior capability to handle fast changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team while exercising positive leadership
  • Perform duties in a professional manner while under pressure to meet deadlines

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