Trust & Estates Legal Assistant, Buffalo, NY

February 22, 2021

The Trust and Estates Practice Group at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP consists of a group of creative planners and tax advisors. Our attorneys can help with everything from drafting a straightforward power of attorney to meeting with a financial team to develop an aggressive, tailored tax planning strategy. We utilize the best techniques available to ensure that any estate plan will withstand the test of time. The successful candidate will support the team in drafting and reviewing letters, exhibits and legal documents, and will be key in supporting the administrative functions of the group.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Prepare memoranda to open new matters
  • Create, maintain, and organize electronic and hard copy files
  • Prepare transmittal cover letters
  • Save, print and file document submissions
  • Prepare and track delivery requests as needed
  • Help track status expirations and renewals
  • Proofread and edit documents as requested
  • Create accounting bills and expense reports as needed
  • Maintain closed files
  • Assist with calendaring critical dates

Our ideal Legal Assistant will have:
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a law firm environment
  • Accurate typing speed of 65+ wpm
  • General office and computer experience
  • Experience with editing, revising and drafting legal documents
  • Exemplary organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and to complete projects with little direction
  • Ability to use discretion and handle confidential information
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work products

Lippes Mathias is a growing law firm with more than 120 attorneys and 200 total employees located in seven offices (Buffalo, Albany, Jacksonville, Washington D.C., Chicago, New York City and Greater Toronto Area). We rely upon and promote teamwork among staff. We look to hire people who are excellent at what they do and have a positive attitude. We are a firm that values a diversity of ideas and experiences in an atmosphere that is collegial and open.