Banking and Finance Legal Assistant, Buffalo, NY

May 20, 2021

The Banking and Financial Transactions Practice Group at Lippes Mathias is a comprehensive and experienced legal team, aggregating bank and borrower-side expertise and providing an invaluable tool for lenders and borrowers alike. We are seeking a self-starting candidate with superior organizational skills to support four attorneys in the practice group in a high-profile position with significant client contact. The successful candidate will support the team in drafting and organizing legal documents and will be involved with all aspects of commercial loan transactions.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Create initial drafts of ancillary loan documents for attorney review
  • Organize due diligence in preparation for transaction closings
  • Prepare final documents for closing and interface with clients to coordinate closings
  • Prepare memoranda to open new matters
  • Create and maintain electronic directories
  • Maintain and organize physical files
  • Prepare and send out transmittal letters to banks and others
  • Save, print and file document submissions
  • Prepare delivery requests as needed
  • Prepare closing binders for completed transactions
  • Redact and edit documents as requested
  • Copy and collate packages for loan closings
  • Maintain closed files, log and follow up on post-closing items

Our ideal Legal Assistant will have:
  • Minimum 1-year commercial loan transaction and/or law firm environment experience
  • Accurate typing speed of 65+ wpm
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • General office and computer experience
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Reliable attendance record
  • Experience with editing, revising and drafting of legal documents
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task 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,
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

Lippes Mathias is a growing law firm with more than 130 attorneys and 210 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.

Please send your resume to careers@lippes.com 

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