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Jessica M. Back

Paralegal | Email

  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2704

    f. +1.616.222.2704

Biography

Jessica Back is a paralegal with 12 years experience in the real estate field having served as a residential loan officer, commercial title examiner/underwriter, and paralegal. Jessica provides support to both the Real Estate Services and Commercial Finance Practice Groups.

Industries

Education

  • Davenport University 1998 Paralegal Certificate with high distinction
  • Grand Valley State University B.S. 1996

Experience

Real Estate

  • Drafting purchase agreements, deeds, easements, leases and other related real estate documents
  • Ordering and reviewing title commitments and underlying documents; preparing title review memoranda
  • Ordering and reviewing staked boundary and ALTA/ACSM Land Title surveys; preparing survey review memoranda
  • Preparing of land division and lot split applications and zoning verification letters
  • Reviewing condominium documents
  • Reviewing leases; preparing lease summaries
  • Mapping of legal descriptions
  • Obtaining title policies and relevant endorsements
  • Researching and resolving title insurance claims
  • Attending and conducting real estate closings

Commercial Finance

  • Drafting documents for commercial and real estate loan transactions, including, but not limited to, loan agreements, promissory notes, mortgages, security agreements, and guaranties
  • Ordering UCC searches from the appropriate filing office; reviewing and summarizing UCC search results
  • Filing UCC financing statements with the appropriate filing office
  • Ordering and reviewing title commitments and underlying documents
  • Ordering and reviewing staked boundary and ALTA/ACSM Land Title surveys
  • Obtaining title policies and relevant endorsements
  • Coordinating and facilitating loan closings

Honors & Awards

Publications

Leadership

Community Affiliations

  • Upward Sports Programs
    Volunteer Cheerleading Coach (2008 and 2009)

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