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Legal Staff Paralegal in Tupelo, MS

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Company name

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Trusts and Estates

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Tupelo, MS

Date Last Verified

Feb 16,2018

Posted on

Jan 08,2018

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Business / Estate Planning Paralegal The candidate will prepare estate planning documents including wills, power of attorney, trusts, health care directives. Will assist in real estate transactions including the preparation of deeds and transfer documents. Draft letters of instruction to change the ownership and/or beneficiary on account retirement plans and policies. Prepare various forms for life insurance policies, retirement plans, brokerage accounts, etc. to name trust and/or entities as beneficiaries and owners. Draft contracts, employment agreements, financial documents, leases, resolutions, corporate, and maintenance documents. Draft and prepare regulatory filings, including UCC statements, federal and state trademark applications, IRS/state Department of Revenue filings, charitable registration/renewal applications and ad valorem tax exemption applications. Manage the formation and organization of various business entities. Provide ongoing support in maintaining their legal filings and corporate records. Research state and federal codes, agency guidelines ongoing. Must have high school diploma or GED. A four-year college degree and a certificate in paralegal studies is preferred. Significant prior experience may be substituted for a combination of the educational requirements. 3-5 years of Business/Estate Planning paralegal experience with the ability to utilize current technology is preferred. Must have a high level of computer literacy including proficiency in MS Office Software Suite and a working knowledge of a document management system. Experience using electronic resources and support software is strongly is preferred. Excellent time management, organizational abilities, attention to detail and strong proofreading skills are also required. Should have the ability to: account for and input time into computerized timekeeping/billing system; Interact with various government and court officials as well as clients; Open, organize and maintain client files while managing and meeting deadlines; Consistently and effectively work in a team environment as well as independently.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Phelps Dunbar LLP
201 South Spring Street
7th Floor
Tupelo, MS 38804