Senior Paralegal - Trusts & Estates

Seeking an Experienced Senior Paralegal with Trusts & Estates Experience. Manage all aspects of estate planning and trust administration.

  • Washington, DC
  • $65,000 - $85,000
  • Managed by Jobot Pro: Chris Nakagama
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A bit about us:

We are a internationally recognized law firm at the intersection of business and law. With a diverse clientele, we provide comprehensive legal services to corporations, individuals, and trade associations. Join us to make a difference!

Why join us?

Global impact: Work with a diverse client base, including corporations and governments.
Career growth: Advance your expertise in trusts and estates, sharpening your skills.
Collaborative environment: Be part of a team-oriented culture where your contributions are valued.
Prestigious reputation: Join an internationally recognized law firm.
Competitive compensation: Enjoy a rewarding package and benefits.
Work-life balance: Maintain a healthy work-life integration.
Equal opportunity: We value diversity and foster an inclusive workplace.

Job Details

We are seeking a Paralegal in our Trusts & Estates group. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience and be able to handle all aspects of estate planning and trust administration, specifically relating to Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Job Title: Senior Paralegal - Trusts & Estates
Location: Washington, DC
Company Industry: Legal Services
Setting: Law firm
Schedule: Full-time
Experience: Minimum 5-10 years of paralegal experience or project assistant experience
General Description: Handle all aspects of estate planning and trust administration, including tax returns, asset valuations, probate forms, and accountings. Work with a team in a fast-paced and organized manner.

Assist in the preparation of estate tax returns, gift tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns
Maintain books and record for estates and trusts
Assist with asset valuations (as of date of death and alternate valuation date)
Verify bank balances and prepares inventory and appraisement
Coordinate and manages post-death administration of trusts and estates
Maintain estate bank accounts and investments
Prepare and file probate forms and manage dockets
Prepare fiduciary accountings; organize assets; coordinate trust funding; marshal assets; prepare real property deeds and related documents
Prepare annual trust accounting
Prepare schedules for asset distribution and trust funding, and coordinate the distributions on termination of trust
Determine the documentation necessary to effect sale or transfer of probate and non-probate assets including real estate, securities, bank accounts, promissory notes, mortgages, automobiles and recreational vehicles
Obtain federal and state tax clearance to release any tax liabilities
Coordinate the transfer of assets into trusts, including bank accounts, stock transfers and real estate deeds
Preparation of financial/computation spreadsheets

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Proficiency with Windows-based software, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook are required.
Strong knowledge of fiduciary income tax principles is a priority.
Proficiency in a tax preparation program such as Wolters Kluwer GEMS, and CCH Axcess is required.
Must have the ability to work in an organized, efficient manner under minimal supervision as well as take a proactive approach to being team oriented.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
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Washington, DC
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$65,000 - $85,000