Paralegal - Trusts & Estates - posted 2/1/19

Paralegal - Trusts & Estates - posted 2/1/19

Company Name: 
DLA Piper
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Full Time
San Diego
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Job Summary: 

EEO – Protected Veterans/Disability * DLA Piper is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants with disabilities.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact our Recruiting Team. DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm.

We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results oriented people who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have exceptional problem solving skills. If you are a highly talented Paralegal - Trusts & Estates interested in supporting our staff, attorneys, clients and outside vendors we want to hear from you!

This position is located in the San Diego – Golden Triangle office. Relocation is available in accordance with the firm's policy.

The paralegal group performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties by supporting efforts between attorneys, clients, outside legal counsel, opposing legal counsel, other parties, and outside vendors.

Requirements or Qualifications: 
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree and paralegal certificate; 4 years' experience in estate planning and/or trust administration in a law firm; Strong math skills; Strong organizational and file management; Detail oriented; Strong proofreading and Strong oral and written communication. Preferred requirements: Experience with preparing estate tax and gift tax returns and CA licensed notary public. What will your day look like? Under the supervision of attorneys, you will prepare probate court documents such as petitions, orders, inventories, accounting and reports. You will draft revocable living trusts, trust amendments, trust restatements, trust funding memos, wills and codicils, durable powers of attorney for property, and advance health care directives. You will prepare the documents for execution. You will be responsible for preparing deeds, preliminary change of ownership reports, and generally overseeing the transfers of real property. You will handle the administration of trusts and estates. The work requires contact with clients, banks, investment firms, corporate and private fiduciaries, government agencies (e.g., Office of the County Recorder, Assessors Office, Probate Court etc.). You must have both oral and writing skills.
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We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success. To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website. Agency applications will not be considered.