Job Summary: Prestigious Downtown Law Firm has an immediate opening for a Transactional Real Estate Secretary. This position will provide secretarial support for three attorneys with a real estate practice.

McGinnis Lochridge offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, paid training, parking allowance, paid leave time, and business casual work environment. Visit mcginnislaw.com for more information. This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate!

About the Firm: For over 90 years, McGinnis Lochridge has provided legal expertise to clients across Texas, the U.S., and the world, through its offices in Austin, Houston, Dallas, Decatur, and McAllen, Texas.  Texas. The firm advises and represents prestigious clients on a wide array of complex matters while maintaining a collegial working environment. The firm serves clients in many areas, including oil and gas, international trade law, commercial litigation, electric energy, employment law, financial services, technology, wealth preservation, healthcare, hospitality, higher education, and real estate.


  • Stable work history
  • Minimum of 7 years legal experience with Transactional, Corporate, and Real Estate work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook and law firm time/billing software)
  • Preference for familiarity with iManage document management system
  • Familiarity with real estate forms and documents as well as corporate/business law transactional practices
  • Working knowledge of notary and jurat signature blocks
  • Familiarity with creating redlines and tracking document version history
  • Familiarity with real property searches and locating recorded documents in real property records
  • Familiarity with electronic filing of deeds and other real estate documents in county property records
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize accordingly
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proof-reading
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to support multiple attorneys
  • Entering attorney time
  • Sending out invoices
  • Drafting, editing and redlining real estate and corporate documents
  • Transcribing dictation
  • Filing (both electronic and paper files)
  • Preparing conflicts, engagement letters, NBIFs
  • Preparing check requests and expense reimbursements
  • Preparing electronic closing binders


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Hybrid work schedule

Schedule: 8-hour shift; overtime is occasionally required beyond 5PM to meet case deadlines and client deliverables. Remote work may be periodically available subject to client demands.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@mcginnislaw.com. A cover letter (including salary expectation & stating “Real Estate Secretarial Position”) is required, and applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. McGinnis Lochridge is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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