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Jan C. Host

Senior Paralegal | Email

  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2396

    f. +1.616.222.2396


Jan is always willing to accept a new challenge. She came to the firm skilled in real estate and finance, and has been actively involved in foreclosure and bankruptcy matters. Also, Jan has acquired computer skills that provide drafting benefits for the Finance Practice Group and recently has taken on projects with the Criminal Law Practice Group.



  • Davenport University A.A.S. 1977



  • Reviews loan documents and provide legal review summaries for lenders

  • Prepares foreclosure documents and process foreclosures to completion

  • Develops and maintains foreclosure forms on the HOTDOCS software system to streamline foreclosures

  • Reviews title work and surveys

  • Fully knowledgeable in reading and analyzing legal descriptions, title requirements, exceptions, final policies and endorsements

Criminal Law

  • Conducts criminal background checks and assists with criminal discovery

  • Assists with trial preparation

  • Analyzes criminal and immigration history reports

  • Offers litigation support in complex federal and state criminal litigation

Finance and Real Estate

  • Drafts documents in all facets of commercial and real estate loan transactions such as loan agreements, promissory notes, mortgages, guarantees, security agreements, purchase agreements, land contracts, lis pendens, construction liens, discharges and affidavits

  • Develops and maintains the HOTDOCS software program for the Finance Practice Group loan documents

  • Drafts documents in all facets of tax-exempt bond and taxable note transactions such as trust indentures, loan agreements, bond/note purchase agreements, letters of credit, reimbursement agreements, official statements/offering circulars, remarking agreements, pledge and security agreements, closing certificates and supplemental documents

  • Coordinates and handles real estate and secured transaction issues in financing transactions

Honors & Awards



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