Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Transactional Real Estate Associate Attorney

June 21, 2022

The Lowndes law firm, an established leader in real estate law with a national practice, is seeking an associate to join a sophisticated real estate practice group in its Orlando office.

Candidates must have at least two years’ real estate experience, which experience should include: negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements and commercial leases; title and survey review and analysis; and negotiations and preparation of commercial loan documents. Candidates must be organized, efficient and possess a strong work ethic.

The firm provides an outstanding platform for long-term success, a comprehensive compensation package commensurate with experience and a generous benefits program. Please forward your resume and cover letter to hiring.partner@lowndes-law.com

Legal Assistant - Commercial Real Estate

June 21, 2022

Lowndes, an AV-rated, award-winning law firm in Central Florida, is seeking experienced legal assistant to join its busy team of commercial real estate professionals.

Candidates should have three to five (3-5) years of experience in commercial real estate transactions. Come work for client-and-staff-oriented individuals who represent a broad spectrum of clients and practice areas. Great opportunity to work with a dynamic attorneys. We seek people-oriented candidates with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Candidates should enjoy a team work environment, have a professional demeanor, excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite), and type a minimum of 65 wpm, preferred.

If you are ready to jump into a dynamic practice group, we will look forward to reviewing your resume via email at staff.recruiter@lowndes-law.com.

Legal Assistant - Litigation

June 29, 2022

Lowndes is seeking an experienced assistant to join its busy team of litigation professionals. This key position will provide support for civil litigation with an emphasis on family law.

This is a people-oriented practice requiring a positive attitude and excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Candidates must be detail oriented, proactive, and must be able to manage multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced practice. Candidates must have knowledge of pertinent Florida Rules of Civil Procedures, federal and state courts' filing requirements, and CM/ECF proficiency. Appellate experience at the state and federal level a plus, Candidates should enjoy a team work environment, have a professional demeanor, excellent computer skills, and type a minimum of 65 wpm, preferred. 

If you are ready to jump into a dynamic practice group, provide your résumé via email to: staff.recruiter@lowndes-law.com.

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

June 21, 2022

Lowndes is seeking a candidate for a commercial real estate paralegal position. While not required, experience in commercial real estate transactions is a plus. Recent graduates from a paralegal program will be considered. Candidates must enjoy a team work environment and have good people skills, possess excellent technology and organizational skills, and be motivated, proactive and detail-oriented with the ability to manage shifting priorities and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Great benefits and free parking. Interested candidates should send resumes to staff.recruiter@lowndes-law.com EOE

Administrative File Clerk

June 21, 2022

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., located in downtown Orlando, currently has an openings for Administrative File Clerks to assist busy teams.

Duties include: creating, organizing and maintaining legal documentation files, sub-files and records; assembling and indexing exhibits and preparing trial notebooks; updating pleading and/or other indexes; assisting legal teams with standard limited clerical support such as document creation, document and spreadsheet updates, and spreadsheet creation as required working under the direction of legal secretary or team paralegal; and other administrative duties as assigned.

Prior legal experience preferred. Must be highly motivated and service oriented with good communication and organization skills. Technical proficiency a must (Microsoft Office Suite). Interested candidates should send resumes to staff.recruiter@lowndes-law.com EOE

Intellectual Property: Senior Level Patent Attorney or Group of Such Attorneys

June 21, 2022

Senior level patent attorney or group of such attorneys experienced in a broad area of intellectual property including, but not limited to, licensing and patent and trademark prosecution as well as general intellectual property counseling and advice on transactions.

This person will embrace an opportunity to lead and expand a busy and fast growing practice group within the firm and Central Florida community. Candidate must be a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Team player with the ability to communicate, lead and motivate. Litigators also considered but must be able to handle general work as well. Existing book of business a plus. The ability to develop business and a willingness to actively participate in (a) recruiting other professionals and (b) marketing efforts of the practice group is a must. E-mail resume to greg.mcneill@lowndes-law.com or send via fax to 407-843-4444. EOE

Real Estate Closer/Paralegal (Mount Dora Office)

June 21, 2022

Lowndes is seeking an experienced real estate closer or paralegal for its Mount Dora office.

Qualifications: An experienced real estate closer or paralegal with a minimum of 5 years of residential real estate experience preferred. Candidates must have experience with title insurance policies and commitments (preparing, curing title requirements, searches, opinions, billings), closings (preparing transaction-unique documents, conducting and warehousing) and preparation of related reports. Candidates must have excellent communication skills with strengths in writing and grammar. The selected candidate must be ready to assist attorneys, paralegals and others by providing information, education and knowledge of the process, including RESPA regulation compliance. Knowledge of Doubletime or similar closing software helpful.

Candidates must enjoy a teamwork environment, have a professional demeanor, excellent computer skills, and be ready to jump into a busy practice. They should be self-starters, motivated, proactive and detail oriented. Excellent organizational skills are a must, along with the ability to multi-task. Excellent salary, benefits and work environment.

If you possess these skills, provide cover letter and résumé to: staff.recruiter@lowndes-law.com.

Controller

June 21, 2022

Lowndes is seeking a Controller who will perform all aspects of the firm’s general ledger accounting functions, own the monthly close process, oversee the firm’s bank accounts including trust & escrow accounts, maintain fixed assets in conjunction with the firm’s policies, review bank account reconciliations, and investigate budget variances. Prepares and posts general ledger journal entries and other month end close related duties. Oversees, Treasury, Accounts Payable and cash applications. On a weekly basis prepare cash estimates to Executive Leadership. Supports COO and CFO with budgeting. Thorough knowledge of accounting principles is required.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
· Prepare financial statements and balance sheet analysis for review by the CFO. Create and analyze ad hoc reports related to cash expenditures such as capital and operating expenses.
· On a weekly basis oversee the preparation and review of the Statement of Condition. Communicate cash position and cash flow projections to supervisor and designated management.
· Oversee the day to day functions for accounts payable, trust and escrow account management and cash applications. Supervises a staff of three.
· Review and approve bank reconciliations for trust, escrow, payroll and attorney accounts. Review bank account reconciliations with designated Partner.
· Maintain existing banking relationships. Contact local banks regarding loans, savings accounts, stop payments, and other such issues concerning the firm and bank.
· Identify process improvement opportunities including developing cost benefit analysis. Present proposals to management for consideration and discussion.
· Review, identify and resolve problems and discrepancies in accounting records or documents, including making appropriate general ledger adjustments.
· Develop, prepare, summarize, and analyze complex schedules and financial reports.
· Conduct complex projects on a wide variety of finance and accounting issues. Evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations and prepare effective reports.
· Analyze and record monthly bank loan and mortgage payments.

OTHER DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
· Perform or assist with any operations, as required to maintain workflow and to meet schedules and quality requirements.
· Maintain safe work area and comply with safety procedures and equipment operating rules keeping work area in a clean orderly condition.
· Participate in any variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specified level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.
· Perform other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required, CPA and/or MBA is a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
· Knowledge of the principles and practices of GAAP and ability to apply this knowledge in varied work situations.
· Knowledge of research, statistical, analytical, and reporting methods, techniques and procedures.
• Aderant, SQL and QuickBooks experience is a plus.
• Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite with an emphasis on advanced Excel skills. Previous experience with SQL and SaaS preferred.
• Highly detail-oriented and organized. Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines; prioritize effectively while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude.
• Critical thinking skills with demonstrated superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.
• Achievement oriented, thrives in fast-paced environment and can balance sense of urgency with sound financial judgment and controls.

EXPERIENCE:
Prefer at least five years of experience in an accounting or related financial role.
Previous work experience in a law firm or professional service organization is preferred.
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• In depth knowledge of iManage Records Management System. Experience with document imaging systems
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and within team environments either in a participatory or lead role
• Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

Copy Center Specialist

June 21, 2022

Lowndes, an AV-rated, award-winning law firm in Downtown Orlando, has an opportunity for a Copy Center Specialist to provide various copy and printing functions, including black and white copies, color copies, faxing, lamination, graphic arts printing, large-format printing. The Copy Center Specialist will be technically trained on all machines in the Center, including the phone system.
The work hours for this position are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Job Qualifications:
o Experience in customer service
o Basic knowledge of P.C. computers
o Microsoft Office applications
o Aptitude for learning
o Strong inventory and problem-solving skills

Recommended:
Knowledge of document formatting and graphic arts software including Adobe Creative Suite.
Knowledge of mail room and Quadient shipping and mail systems.

Job Duties:
Customer Service
o Greet clients upon entering and assist them with their needs in a timely and courteous manner
o Provide basic assistance to non-copy center personnel
o Maintain a clean, productive, and welcoming space to all clients
o Must be friendly and willing to assist with problem-solving

Copy Center Operations
Understand and operate the following equipment:
o Black and white and color copier
o Network Scanners
o Closing binders
o Fax machine
o Laminator
o Large-format plotter
o Quadient mail system
o Troubleshoot all equipment including clearing copier paper jams, changing ink cartridges and toner, and occasionally communicating technical issues to copier technical support
o Monitor and report inventory of the copy center

If you possess these skills, provide your résumé to: staff.recruiter@lowndes-law.com.

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