Job Details

Trust Estates / Elder Law Associate Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type


Posted on

Jan 12,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Ithaca, NY, United States


Practice Area
Elder Law >> Elder Law
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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Our Ithaca office has an opportunity in the firm’s Trust & Estates and Elder Law practice areas for a New York State admitted attorney with at least 2 years of experience.

Requirements (candidates must meet the following for consideration):

  • Juris Doctor from Accredited Law School.

  • New York State Bar admission. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in New York State.

  • Minimum of 2 years of trust and estate planning/administration and/or Elder Law experience.

  • Greater consideration is given to candidates with some connection to Ithaca or upstate New York area.


  • Consulting with clients and preparation of estate planning documents.

  • All aspects of administering estates and trusts, including Surrogate’s Court practice.

  • Consulting with clients and preparing long term care plans.

  • Application of Medicaid Rules and Regulations to client situations.

  • Real estate conveyances.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience including a structured bonus program.

Benefits program for our attorneys is robust and includes:

  • Generous Paid Time Off.

  • Affordable health insurance including dental and vision coverage.

  • Retirement plans.

  • CLE and bar admission expense reimbursement.

  • Employee Assistance Program.

  • Paid Family Leave.

Company info

Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

Company Profile

Since 1927, the lawyers and staff of Levene Gouldin & Thompson have helped clients with prompt legal expertise. A general practice firm with offices throughout Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania, LG&T has over 70 attorneys and paralegals who provide counsel to families and businesses on a host of legal matters. Many LG&T attorneys are included on prestigious lists such as The Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. LG&T is a civic minded firm, proud of its commitment to the community and long an active contributor in various community-based initiatives. Attorneys and staff enjoy opportunities to participate in a variety of charitable and non-profit programs and events sponsored by the firm.


"Pleasant Co-Workers, Ineffective HR Department"

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 23, 2018

Commitment to long-term employee prospects should go beyond simply retaining people who struggle at first. People in HR should not always take the side of management when there's a dispute between employees and management - it's their job to ensure fair outcomes. When favoritism is demonstrated, it creates resentment and reduces motivation. Be more fair and transparent.

Pros : People you work with day-to-day are pleasant and competent. Firm values the long-term future of associates - they'll give you another chance if you are struggling. Decent work-life balance - lots of days off you might not get off elsewhere.
Cons : HR and management sometimes don't look out for employees to a sufficient degree. People do stick around for a long time, but receive little additional training, limiting their growth. Too much favoritism is shown towards certain employees. Pay could be better.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Current Employee