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Title : Paralegal

Location : Oregon - Portland
Refer to Job # ESNO822958

This large firm has offices throughout the Pacific Northwest and in other parts of the country. They have a diverse practice that includes corporate, litigation, intellectual property, municipal, real estate, and other types of law. Their impressive list of clients includes many Fortune 500 companies. The firm takes pride in providing quality legal services to its clients and in effectively using technology to improve its practice. A strong commitment to pro bono work is present at this firm, and its attorneys are encouraged to participate. Many opportunities for training and mentoring are available. Associates are given responsibility and client contact early in their careers.
Paralegal - The candidate will work in the Business and Transactions department. Requires 7 years of estate and trust administration legal experience in Oregon, excellent organizational abilities, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and take ownership over assignments and work product in a fast-paced work environment. Should have substantial client contact as well as interaction with other professionals and court staff on a regular basis. Collect, evaluate, maintain and monitor estate and trust assets, income, and expenses. Facilitate asset transfers and distributions. Prepare annual and final accountings along with all supporting documents. Compile tax information and prepare estate tax returns and gift tax returns. Draft estate planning documents. Preferred Computer Skills: Microsoft office suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook; Filesite; Intapp; Estate Works; Tax preparation software (Knowledge of GEMS is a plus). Should have Knowledge of all aspects of estate and trust administration, including preparing and filing all probate and trust administration documents. Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal certificate is preferred. Any satisfactory combination of experience and education will be considered. 7 years of Estate Planning and Probate Paralegal experience is required. Experience in drafting estate planning documents is require. Experience in Washington and California estate and trust administration is a plus.

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