In the real estate world, every day you come across something different.
It’s an experience that has kept Barbara Juran in the field for more than 35 years. Juran is a paralegal for Quarles & Brady’s Real Estate Practice Group, where she is involved in a variety of development deals.
“It’s always exciting to see a piece of dirt turn into a project that employs hundreds, if not thousands, of people, or the development of a town center which is now enjoyed by thousands of people each day,” she said.
Juran focuses on transactional, loan and development work. She has helped clients in all levels and types of real estate transactions, including the development of an 1,800-acre premier industrial corporate park involving over 300 acquisitions and sales.
A lot has changed in the industry since Juran joined Quarles & Brady in 1979.
“I miss the days of in-person closings where all parties sat around a closing table,” she said. “Now everything is done remotely with few, if any, in-person gatherings.
“In real estate, we deal with constant deadlines and one of the key roles of being a paralegal is to carefully monitor and advise attorneys on upcoming deadlines.”
Juran’s knowledge of the inner workings of the real estate industry is unparalleled, said Scott Bussen, senior manager of communications at Quarles & Brady.
“Many attorneys can confidently say the majority of their early training came from Barb and they are better attorneys because of it,” he said. “Barb is always pleased and enthusiastic in answering any questions no matter the complexity or time commitment required. The firm’s attorneys and clients trust her implicitly and look to her for her judgment and practicality.”
Outside of work, Juran enjoys traveling, spending time with family, cooking and hanging out with her golden retriever, Stan the Golden Man Juran.