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Years of Experience
ProfileWilmington office of our client seeks bankruptcy associate attorney with 2+ years of experience. The candidate will be accountable to develop and share subject matter expertise with clients, partners and members of the law firm; review bankruptcy documents, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 cases; attend hearings; and practice law as member of a team. Handle mid-level escalated/litigated matters with guidance of managing bankruptcy attorney. Acquire knowledge of underlying non-bankruptcy law and procedures, such as foreclosure and eviction, in the jurisdictions in which the attorney is admitted. Conduct PACER reviews to determine whether foreclosure or eviction may proceed. Assist other areas of practice with file-level issues regarding bankruptcy. Assist other practice areas in the firm when necessary. Provide legal and compliance review of pleadings and documents necessary to achieve client objectives. Review and sign all documents regularly prepared (POCs MFRs NOPCs) within 24 to 48 hours of being presented for review. Ensure all pleadings and documents are in compliance with legal and client requirements. Provide feedback to processors on reasons for rejected pleadings, documents and identify opportunities for improvement. Prepare for and attend motion hearings on flat fee matters and represent clients in assigned contested matters that are billed hourly. Handle dockets assigned from managing bankruptcy attorney. Negotiate resolutions with opposing counsel when feasible. Manage schedule for attendance at assigned hearings and cases. Timely and adequate prepare for hearings. Attend all assigned hearings, or ensure that another attorney is adequately prepared to cover hearings when needed. Monitor bankruptcy ECF receipts for dockets handled, timely escalate matters to client when escalated pleadings are filed; Become familiar with local rules and procedures, as well as judges in which the attorney regularly appears. Correspond with opposing counsel and clients regarding all matters in files assigned to the attorney. Comply with client requirements on all aspects of case movement, including communications, escalations and hearing results. Work with paralegals and other firm resources to meet court deadlines. Advance client interest efficiently to achieve desired results as soon as feasible. Oversee, educate, and collaborate with non-attorney staff in compliance with legal, ethical and client requirements to achieve client objectives. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of the law firm, processors and eTitle; Oversee the progress of files to milestone targets. Provide legal oversight to staff regarding legal and process requirements and the preparation of bankruptcy documents. Provide oversight of bankruptcy staff at file-level with an ability to explain legal concepts and operational processes created and distributed by the managing bankruptcy attorney. Must be Barred in Delaware. Barred in additional states is a plus. Knowledge to assist the managing bankruptcy attorneys with training staff and/or clients essential. Knowledge to handle Chapter 7, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13 cases as they pertain to the role of secured creditors (both real and personal property) needed. Basic knowledge of Chapter 11 essential.
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