CarneyKelehan ranked among 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’

Columbia-based Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP was once again ranked among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report magazine and Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. CarneyKelehan was ranked in Baltimore’s first tier for real estate law and second tier for business organizations law and construction… READ MORE


Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr prides itself on creating a team of legal professionals committed to providing sage legal advice to our clients. We have a strong reputation of collegiality and foster a collaborative workplace.

If you are interested in joining the CarneyKelehan team, please send your resume to

Real Estate Paralegal:

Immediate opening for experienced real estate paralegal to work within fast-paced real estate group of highly regarded mid-sized law firm in Columbia, MD.  Ability to work well under pressure and within set time constraints a MUST!  Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.  Must have proven track record to successfully interact directly with clients and other legal counsel.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of complex real estate closing documents involving various financing sources including government and agency loans
  • Carefully review title commitments and surveys as well as other due diligence including corporate documents, land acquisition contracts, etc.
  • Track closing timelines and other key dates
  • Prepare closing binders
  • Other projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree & Paralegal Certificate required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in complex, transactional real estate setting—preferably in law firm
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel/Word/Outlook skills
  • Proven ability to perform in fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Challenging work, excellent work environment and generous benefits are all available to the right candidate. Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to  All applicant information will be kept in the strictest confidence. No placement agencies please.