Job Details

Legal Counsel Trust

Company name

Northern Trust Corporation

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

May 24,2019

Valid Through

Sep 06,2019

Posted on

Mar 30,2019

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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Legal Counsel - Trust
The candidate will be reviewing will and trust agreements when the bank is named to serve in a fiduciary capacity in order to protect the bank, comply with the law, and satisfy client expectations; Reviewing other legal documents such as post nuptial agreements, disclaimers, settlement agreements, consents, waivers, etc. and providing legal advice to internal partners regarding same; Providing legal counsel to management and business partners in our Wealth Management business on a broad range of trust and fiduciary matters, including review of trust documents, estate settlement matters, trust real estate matters, homestead issues, trust and estate litigation and complex trust/fiduciary legal issues; Serving as a resource and providing legal advice to internal partners in our Wealth Management business concerning on-going trust, estate and guardianship administration matters and questions that arise; Analyzing proposals to modify or terminate trusts in order to assess the legal risk and communicate same to partners and clients; Acting as legal advisor to various committees to advise on legal risk and compliance issues; Promoting the bank by attending and speaking at industry and client conferences; Overseeing and monitoring of trust and estate litigation when Northern is acting in a fiduciary capacity and working with the internal and external litigation team on matters that the bank is sued in its corporate capacity; Reviewing resignations, removals and signing off on distribution memos for account terminations; Promoting Northern by participating in local and regional meetings and conferences, both internal and external; Speaking at industry and client conferences and meetings including internal trust school; Giving educational presentations to internal partners in Wealth Management; and Participating in Florida Bar RPPTL meetings. Must have knowledge of trust and asset services, and estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax rules, usually acquired through extensive related work experience, is required to advise on legal risks and compliance issues. J.D. license is required to interpret legal documents and analyze transactions. Should have 7+ years of experience working in a major law firm or in-house practice in the trust and estate area. Must be admitted to practice law in Florida and be in good standing with the Florida Bar. Extensive experience in advising on trust and fiduciary matters is essential. Participation in bar association or industry committees and speaking at client functions is a plus.

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Reference Id: 75650

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Northern Trust Corporation
1100 E Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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