Jennifer Meyer is not shy when it comes to acknowledging how much she enjoys her job as a real estate paralegal at Michael Best & Friedrich in Milwaukee.
Whether it’s the practice’s fast pace or the interactions with her co-workers and clients, Meyer enjoys it all.
“I simply enjoy the work and that everyday is something new,” she said. “I love working with the people and the whole experience. We laugh a lot.”
As a real estate paralegal, Meyer “keeps the ducks in a row” for clients as they sell or acquire a property.
“I find out what the clients want and then I try to make that happen with as little pain as possible for the client,” she said.
Meyer initially planned to be an attorney herself and earned a paralegal degree to learn more about the field. She got a job with an attorney who counted real estate law among his specialties.
“I began doing some work in that and found I really enjoyed it,” Meyer said. “I found my niche and it grew from there.”
After that initial job, she gained more real estate experience working for a title-insurance company and a real estate development firm.
“I never expected working in a large law firm, but here I am. And I’m able to do what I enjoy,” said Meyer, who has handled several high-value and complex real estate projects, including the Milwaukee Bucks’ new arena.
Danielle Bergner, managing partner of the firm’s Milwaukee office, said Meyer’s experience and abilities mean she is up to a wide variety of tasks. She can do everything from organizing corporate entities and drafting closing documents to reviewing titles and surveys and closing transactions.
“Jennie handles complex real estate and loan closings with the skill and efficiency of most lawyers,” Bergner said. “She also has an inherent drive to get deals over the finish line, which in real estate is a special talent that cannot be taught.”
Meyer likes being able to help clients reach their goals.
“I like seeing my clients happy at the end of a deal and I do what I can to make that happen,” she said.