Trusts & Estates Paralegal

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - New York, NY4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $78,000 - $110,000 a year
EducationSkills
Overview

Private Clients Practice:
Lawyers in the firm’s private clients practice appreciate our clients’ complex and highly personalized needs. We help our clients protect and administer family wealth and plan for the transmission of wealth to family members and charities. The firm prides itself on the ability to provide sophisticated but practical tax advice integrated into sensitive, confidential estate plans reflective of our clients’ family, charitable and business objectives.

Our practice includes:
Estate and tax planning
Administration of trusts and estates
Family businesses
Premarital and marital agreements
Family law – separation and divorce
Family disputes
Planning for retirement and disability
Private investments
Transactions involving residential real estate, art, boats and aircraft
Family charities and charitable giving
Responsibilities
Preparation of probate or administration proceeding papers, collection and valuation of assets, payment of debts and bequests, preparation and filing of federal and state estate tax returns, preparation of informal estate and trust accountings, administration of ongoing trusts, including distribution requests, income tax payments, review of Form 1041’s prepared by outside accountants, preparation of receipt and release agreements, fiduciary appointments and tax planning under the supervision of an attorney.

Qualifications
Minimum of 2 yrs. estate administration experience including work on large estates with complicated tax plans; preparation of Federal and State estate tax returns, probate documents and Surrogate's Court related filings; and knowledge of estate and trust income taxation. Must have experience with One Source Estate Tax Program (formerly FPS), NYSBA Surrogate's Court program and Excel. Bachelor's degree required. Knowledge of fiduciary accounting preferred.