Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP

Paralegals

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Corporate Paralegal:
The Firm has an immediate opening for an experienced corporate paralegal with 5+ years’ experience.  Candidate will be responsible for the formation and organization of entities, maintain corporate records and minute books, preparing and filing annual reports, assisting closing transactions (including creating and maintaining closing document checklists, maintain and organize closing documents, preparing closing binders, prepare stock certificates and UCC searches). Transactional experience is necessary and large firm experience is preferred.  Candidate must be a self-starter, have the ability to manage multiple projects and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Real Estate Paralegal:
The Firm is currently seeking an experienced Real Estate Paralegal who will be involved in a diverse practice, including purchases, sales, borrowing, lending, leasing, entity formation, certificates and resolutions and would report to senior lawyers within the group.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ongoing interaction and communication with attorneys, opposing counsel, clients and other third parties.
  • Perform due diligence examination and review of real estate and corporate documents for various types of commercial real estate transactions, including lease and document abstracts.
  • Organize and produce final document deliverables for clients, opposing counsel and real estate attorneys.
  • Review title and survey matters for transactions.
  • Prepare, negotiate, where appropriate, and review closing documents for sales, acquisitions and lending transactions.
  • Coordinate all aspects of complex real estate closings.
  • Prepare documentation for and coordinate residential closings including estate sales, cooperative apartments, condominiums and single family houses.

Job Requirements:
Minimum of 5 years experience  providing exceptionally high quality service to clients.

  • Professional demeanor, excellent communication, organizational, writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently and handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, ACRIS and Excel.
  • Bachelors Degree and a Paralegal certificate or a 4 year Paralegal degree desired.

Trusts & Estates Paralegal – Estate Administration
Minimum of 3 years experience in all phases of estate administration. Good interpersonal skills and computer proficiency a must, knowledge of Zane tax software helpful.

Fiduciary Accountant
Minimum of 5 years experience. Must have extensive knowledge of Trusts & Estates practice and prior law firm experience.

Job Requirements:

  • Prepare federal and state death tax returns.
  •  Prepare federal and state income tax returns for decedent’s estates, testamentary and inter vivos trusts.
  •  Prepare individual, fiduciary, partnership and non-profit organization tax returns.
  • Prepare gift tax returns.
  • Prepare estate and trust probate accountings.
  •  Prepare related filings, planning and analysis for all accountings and returns.
  • Trust and estate administration.
  • Verbal and written communications with clients, trustees, banks, etc.
  • Track due dates and see that returns and accountings are filed timely or extended where applicable.

Specific Skills Required

    • Knowledge of accounting and trust procedures.
    • Knowledge of individual, partnership and corporate balance sheets.
    • Knowledge of the legal functions used in the processing of trusts and estates.
    • Ability to develop, organize and maintain electronic data collection.
    • Ability to effectively manage case materials.
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook. Proficiency in Zane One Source Tax Program FAS a plus.

 

 

Qualified candidates should email resumes to: dlaffin@meltzerlippe.com