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ProfileAssociate Attorney Represent clients in Surrogate's Court Proceedings and real estate matters, draw up legal documents and advise clients on legal transactions. Prepare petitions for probate, administration, and guardianship in the Surrogateâ€™s Court; Prepare related estate administration documents such as Inventory of Assets Forms, Receipt and Release Agreements, and Formal and Informal Accountings; Appear before the Surrogates of Westchester and Counties, (and other counties in the Metro area), on estate and guardianship matters; assist fiduciaries in the collection of estate assets, payment of estate expenses, and distribution of estate assets to estate beneficiaries; Maintain detailed records of estate finances; Reconcile estate bank accounts; and Prepare federal and state estate tax and estate income tax returns as well as intermediate and final judicial and informal accountings. Assist Clients in Estate and Medicaid Planning;Â· Prepare Medicaid Applications; and Argue Fair Hearings. Prepare real estate contracts in connection with the sales and purchases of residential and commercial real property and cooperative apartments; Negotiate contract changes with other attorneys; Prepare closing documentation such as deeds, Forms TP-584 and RP-5217; Calculate closing adjustments and represent clients at closings; Prepare deed transfer documents based upon related documents; and Become familiar with ACRIS and Westchester PREP systems. Be involved in the entity formation process; and Prepare documents for corporations and LLCâ€™s such as meeting minutes, bylaws and the like.
Qualification and Experience
Candidate should be admitted to the practice of law in New York with 1-2 yearsâ€™ experience in the areas of Real Estate & Estate Administration. Knowledge of Estate Planning and Medicaid would be useful. â€‹â€‹Extremely self-motivated, organized and meticulous; A self-starter; Able to account for their time; Able to prioritize and handle multiple matters and tasks; Willing to learn new things and master the law, particularly in the areas of Real Estate and Wills, Trusts and Estates; Tech savvy; Very patient; Excited about serving people; Willing to work hard; Able to communicate with all different kinds of people; Responsible and Accountable; Able to come to work regularly and reliably; Prepared to spend as much time is necessary to get the job done; A non-smoker; A non-substance abuser; Willing to think beyond the parameters of the specific task; and Able to speak and write clearly. Interface with clients; Handle their own files; Conduct legal research; Advise clients in the areas of Wills, Trusts and Estates and Real Estate; Network; Serve the community through public speaking and other forms of community service; Write articles and posts; and Continue to learn the law, changing technology and how to interact with clients and other professionals. Excellent command of the English Language required. The ability to speak Spanish is helpful.
The Law Office of Joseph A. Marra, PC
909 Midland Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704