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Trust and Estate Planning Paralegal

Vedder Price is seeking a Trust and Estate Planning Paralegal. The Trust and Estate Planning Paralegal supports the Trust, Estate Planning and Tax practices, assisting with a variety of responsibilities as outlined below.

As a Trust and Estate Planning Paralegal, your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Prepares tax returns of all types, including individual income, estate and trust income, gift, estate and GST tax returns
  • Prepares estate and trust accountings; analyzes and organizes records and documents
  • Conducts factual research involving assets, liabilities, titling of assets, claims, valuation, contacts and virtually all other matters relating to estates and trusts
  • Performs tax and legal research using library and online resources
  • Reviews and drafts estate planning and other legal documents
  • Assists with business transactions
  • Prepares corporate, partnership and LLC agreements, resolutions and other documents; liaises with Corporate Maintenance to maintain records and minute books
  • Handles governmental, agency and court filings
  • Meets and directly communicates with clients
  • Maintains docket of all estate, trust and court dates
  • Directly deals with numerous clients
  • Acts as a backup for the entire practice group
  • Maintains 1,500 billable hours annually
Position: Trust and Estate Planning Paralegal
Organization: Vedder Price
Location: Chicago,  IL 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 8/20/2021

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Willingness and flexibility to work overtime
  • Ability to work under pressure on time-sensitive projects
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently
  • High level of attention to detail

Qualifications & Required Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree preferred
  • ABA-approved paralegal certificate preferred
  • Expertise in tax, estate planning and estate administration preferred
  • Accounting experience preferred
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the following software:

  • Tax preparation programs
  • Accounting programs
  • Estate planning programs
  • Excel
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Vedder Price P.C. is an equal opportunity employer. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability (where applicant is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations), medical condition, protected veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We participate in E-verify.

Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require special assistance or an accommodation during the process due to a disability should contact the Vedder Price Recruiting Team at

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Status: This listing expires on: 10/19/2021
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Organization Information
Vedder Price

Chicago,  IL 60601
United States