Trusts and Estates Paralegal
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP is seeking an experienced paralegal with a minimum of 5 years relevant law firm experience to join our busy trusts and estates practice. Must be able to handle all aspects of estate and trust administration. Responsibilities include coordinating probate of wills and qualification of fiduciaries with the surrogate’s court, preparation of federal and New Jersey estate and inheritance tax returns, fiduciary income tax returns, and fiduciary accountings. Experience preparing gift tax returns, handling New York estate and trust administration and tax filings, and drafting estate planning documents a plus.
A Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and Thomson Reuters One Source FPS are required. Experience with Lacerte Tax Software and EstateVal a plus.
This role includes significant client contact. The candidate will also work closely with attorneys, paralegals, accountants and financial advisors. Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong client service skills are required. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize workflow to effectively meet multiple deadlines and work with multiple attorneys.
Position offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. Candidates (principals only) should email resume in confidence to: email@example.com