Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: East Lansing, MI, US, 48823

Company: GreenStone Farm Credit Services

At GreenStone Farm Credit Services, we're seeking a dedicated and customer-focused Paralegal. You will be responsible for delivering crucial legal support that ranges from paperwork to court proceedings. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to provide servicing on loans across all market segments, enhancing the capabilities of our department and branch staff to deliver excellent service. You will serve as a valuable resource for our internal customers, offering expert guidance on legal matters.

Working Hours: Enjoy a consist schedule of 8am-4:30pm, Monday – Friday providing you with a stable work-life balance.

Location: Based in our corporate headquarters in the East Lansing, MI office, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to the local community while being an integral part of our organization.



Get to know GreenStone

Our $13 billion portfolio of customers, ranging from rural homeowners to global agriculture and food businesses, provides our employees with a unique opportunity to maintain a local presence while working for a top workplace. Our diverse business structure provides exciting opportunities for passionate, talented professionals in many areas. Additionally, many of our team members are highly respected in their area of expertise at both the state and national level making GreenStone one of the top Farm Credit associations in the country.




Core Four values steer everything we do at GreenStone. Customer First, Delivery Quality, Get involved, Do the right thing. Employees work as a team to create a company fueled by the desire to best serve each other and our customers every day. Greenstone culture promotes innovative thinking, professional development, health and wellness, and a relaxed work environment with flexible schedules.


What can we offer you?


GreenStone trusts the people we hire. We empower employees to make the best decisions for the customer and the company.


GreenStone has an outstanding Total Rewards package, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 12 paid holidays per year
  • 16 hours of volunteer time
  • 401(k) plan – up to a 9% employer contribution/match
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D benefits, etc.
  • $150/year Logo Wear allowance
  • $400/year Wellness Subsidy/Reimbursement & wellness programs
  • $6,000 lifetime maximum Student Debt repayment program
  • Yearly bonus/incentive opportunity available to all benefit eligible employees



Day in the life of a Paralegal


  • Document Collection and Facilitation: Working independently to collect, facilitate the review of, and provide specialized lending documents for all market segments to our loan processing staff. You will collaborate closely with all Association departments to meet customer needs, including handling complex and out-of-territory/state transactions.
  • Legal Document Drafting and Review: Drafting, reviewing, and redlining legal documents, contracts, and agreements related to agricultural loans, land transactions, and financial services.
  • Portfolio Management: Managing the Agri-Business Lending and Capital Markets portfolio pipeline, coordinating internal and external legal resources to ensure the smooth execution of transactions.
  • Legal Administration: Manage Legal Tracker, prepare invoices for legal services provided and facilitate proper billing and accounting, prepare and disseminate reports of attorney and other legal service work product, and effectively communicate with various third parties (regulators, government agencies, etc.).
  • Legal Consultation: Providing consultation, direction, and support on a diverse range of legal issues, serving as the first point of contact for internal customers. This includes conducting consultations via phone, email, and other communication channels as a precursor to attorney engagement.
  • Contract Management: Handle contract administration from pre-engagement/signing to tracking and closeout, ensuring delivery of appropriate documents and adherence of obligations by all parties for a well-managed contract management program in partnership with all departments. 
  • Legal Research: Conducting in-depth legal research to assist our attorneys in analyzing statutes, regulations, and case law related to agricultural finance, lending, and related services, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.


What Experience can you Bring?

  • Bachelor's Degree  required.
  • 2 + years of business or legal office experience required.


What sets you Apart?


You will really stand out if you have the following:

  • Pre-law or Paralegal Studies preferred.
  • 2 + years paralegal work experience preferred.
  • Communication Expert: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to maintain relationships and provide status updates.
  • Detail-Oriented: Strong attention to detail to accurately enter and verify data.
  • Problem Solver: Ability to resolve issues efficiently and effectively.
  • Multitasking Pro: Skilled in managing multiple tasks and priorities.


GreenStone Farm Credit Services is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We comply with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity regulations. We conduct all personnel decisions and processes relating to our employees and job applicants in an environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Nearest Major Market: Lansing