Partnering with CNY Paralegal enables sole practitioners and small law firms to find the success they want to achieve, without incurring the cost of overhead and staff employment.  CNY Paralegal is an independent contractor and specialist in the real estate field.  By working with us, you incur no recruiting or training costs, allowing you more time to focus on your business without incurring the costs associated with in-house staff.  CNY Paralegal offers services that range from assisting with real estate transactions to covering employee absences, or coming to an attorneys’ office to pick up files of overflow work.   We offer the following services to attorneys who want assistance but cannot afford to hire a full-time employee or who find that their staff could use the additional help:

Commercial and Residential Purchases and Sales

  • Prepare and review purchase and sale agreements
  • Locate abstracts of title if needed
  • Obtain title insurance
  • Work with attorneys, title companies, surveyors, realtors to perpetuate closings
  • Work with title companies and attorneys to resolve title issues
  • Prepare closing documents
  • Meetings with clients for document execution
  • Attendance at closings

Bank Closings

  • Obtain title documents and title insurance
  • Prepare HUD settlement statements and mortgage closing statements
  • Prepare loan documents
  • Work with attorneys and lenders to perpetuate closings
  • Proficient in the use of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac mortgage forms

Document Preparation

  • Prepare real estate purchase and sale agreements
  • Prepare deeds, Forms TP-584 and RP-5217, Affidavits, Closing statements
  • Prepare Notes, Mortgages, amortization schedules
  • Proficient in the use of ACRIS (New York City document program required for the five (5) Boroughs)

Title Transfers

  • Review files to determine documentation needed
  • Work with attorneys to determine form of transfers best suitable for clients
  • Deed Preparation

Title Research

  • Review and organize title documents provided by clients
  • Review abstracts of title, tax searches and surveys
  • Review surveys and tax maps; Plot legal descriptions
  • Proficient in use of online property tax services, assessor records, County Clerk records

Notary Public Services

  • Licensed New York notary public
  • Witness only closings

We specialize in servicing the following counties: Onondaga, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, Cayuga, Cortland, Lewis, Jefferson, Hamilton and Herkimer.

In Central New York (Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Cortland and Cayuga Counties), we are able to meet you at your office and pick up or deliver if circumstances require a fast turnaround time. Out of area travel is also available.

We also handle document preparation for files throughout the entire the State of New York and offer expedited services if your time is critical.