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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileParalegal-Private Client The candidate will prepares legal documents for multiple attorneys in the Private Client group and oversees trust and estate administration including probate court processes and procedures along with preparation of various tax returns related to estate administration/probate process. Will assist in preparing, retaining, and organizing legal documents, agreements and pleadings. Performs legal support work following detailed instructions pertaining to the administration of trusts and estates. Under the supervision of a lawyer, prepares accountings related to trust and estate administration and estate tax returns, gift tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns. Provides factual research, document analysis and organization, and drafts pleadings. Indexes trust and estate administration documentation and enters data into client files. Meets with clients as needed. Tracks billable time and enters it into the DTE system. Presents information effectively to lawyers and clients and responds to questions. Resolves routine legal questions relating to accounting issues under the direction of a lawyer.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have four-year degree and/or 2+ years of relevant accounting experience. Prior experience in a law firm, trust department, or accounting firm preferred. Familiarity with trust and estate accountings and principal and income accounting concepts is required. Familiarity with probate administration processes and procedures is required. Familiarity with duties and obligations of trustees and personal representatives is required. Must have proficiency with Word and Excel as well as accounting and tax preparation programs.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
One Metropolitan Square
211 North Broadway, Suite 3600
Saint Louis, MO 63102-2750
Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017
Keep an open mind and work hard and they will make sure your time spent is worth it.Pros : My 3 months here at Bryan Cave LLP have seemed so much longer than that! They treat me like family and every day is a joy to come into work.