Open Positions

Lanier Ford has the following open positions:

Experienced commercial real estate closer

The Lanier Ford law firm is seeking an experienced commercial real estate closer for its Real Estate Practice Group.


  • Conducting legal research.
  • Ordering municipal lien certificates.
  • Preparing loan documents, settlement statements, and title policies.
  • Completing UCC filings and searches.
  • Reading and understanding contracts.
  • Understanding and drafting various commercial documents related to conveyance, acquisitions, leases, and loans.
  • Understanding title and survey reviews, objections, and cure processes.
  • Reviewing various due-diligence materials and identifying issues, including those related to zoning.
  • Understanding corporate entity documents.
  • Collaborating with multiple parties throughout the transaction, including clients, local counsel, lenders, title companies, surveyors, and so forth.

Job Requirements:

  • Detailed knowledge of the transaction process from execution of the contract through post-closing responsibilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Self-starter (minimal supervision), but also a team player.
  • Good telephone etiquette, personable with clients, positive attitude.
  • Works well under stress.
  • Strong ability to multi-task.

The applicant must possess working knowledge of the following programs:

  • WordPerfect.
  • Microsoft Word.
  • Microsoft Outlook.
  • Microsoft Excel.

Experience with LanTech is a plus.


Please email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A complete application consists of—

  • Cover letter, which should indicate the position you’re applying for and explain why you are interested in working for our firm.
  • Résumé.
  • List of at least three references. For each name, please indicate the nature of your relationship with the reference. Please provide each reference's mailing address, email address, and telephone number.

 Second-Year 2018 Summer Associates

On August 1, 2017, Lanier Ford will begin accepting applications from second-year law students for our 2018 summer-associate positions. We are currently planning to conduct on-campus interviews at both the University of Alabama School of Law and the Cumberland School of Law (Samford University) on August 18, 2017.

Students at Alabama and Cumberland should submit their applications through the Office of Career Services at each institution. Students from other institutions are welcome to email an application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We have now completed our recruiting for all 2017 summer associates.


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