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Commercial & Real Estate Paralegal

  2323 bryan street, Dallas

Position Title: Commercial & Real Estate Paralegal

Location: Dallas, TX preferred (Hybrid) but also open to Austin, TX (Hybrid)


Your role

This position, based in Dallas or Austin, is an opportunity to join our Legal Risk Sustainability (LRS) department as a paralegal in our U.S. Commercial & Real Estate (CRE) Legal Team. This role broadly supports the U.S. CRE Legal Team, which partners with Sales and Marketing on customer contracting, Portfolio Management on customer-related matters and real estate matters, and Operations on operational and facility management matters.  This position reports to the VP & DGC, Commercial Operations, who will manage this Paralegal’s workload to support the U.S. CRE Legal Team.


What you’ll do

  • With oversight from the Legal team, review and/or negotiate NDAs, updating the NDA playbook and processes.
  • Assist with drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating customer, broker, marketing, vendor and other agreements (e.g., termination letters, marketing agreements, broker registration letters, standard MSAs/order forms and other commercial agreements).
  • Assist with day-to-day operations and real estate matters (e.g., lien waivers, easements) as well as transactional matters (e.g., financings, dispositions, acquisitions).
  • Manage sign off process in DocuSign for NDAs and other documents managed by the Legal team, providing backup support as needed for execution of documents for U.S. CRE matters.
  • Manage database containing commercial and/or other agreements.
  • Manage a variety of customer-related matters (e.g., troubled customers, customers in bankruptcy proceedings) with oversight from attorneys in U.S. CRE and Litigation Legal teams.
  • Assist Legal team with various projects, including extracting information for and about customers, as required.
  • Work with Legal and LRS Operations teams to optimize processes and playbooks and improve and automate standard templates across U.S. CRE matters.
  • Support the Legal team and business on regulatory and audit issues and project management.


What you’ll need

  • Bachelors’ degree.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and work ethic.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A minimum of eight years of substantive legal experience.
  • Willing to work on a broad variety of matters in a fast-paced environment; agile.
  • Detail oriented, friendly, approachable, professional demeanor and disposition with a corresponding level of maturity.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to act with sound business judgment in ambiguous situations.
  • Team player who can easily handle shifting priorities and pressure, multi-tasking in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • IT-minded (and familiarity with basic IT systems, including Oracle and SharePoint).


A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 290+ facilities in 50 metros across 26 countries and 6 continents.


A bit about our Legal team

Our Legal team works in a highly complex global business sector with a diverse range of local, regional and international organizations. From ensuring compliance in different jurisdictions to supporting business teams with customer and supplier contracts, we’re involved in a variety of projects. Working in a dynamic commercial environment, we collaborate with colleagues across different departments and always have a new challenge waiting for us.


What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers.

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us.

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors. Digital Realty encourages all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by their start date. Employees who are not fully COVID-19 vaccinated may need to comply with our weekly COVID-19 testing requirements if required per your job requirement, work location and customer obligations, subject to applicable workplace accommodation requirements.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.


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