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Location Kansas - Hays
Job ID TRRY276196
Experience Level Junior Associate
Job Experience Min. 2 - Max. 7 Years
Estate & Tax Planning
Hays office of our client seeks an associate attorney with experience. The candidate will provide legal advice, guidance, and counseling to prospects and clients in the areas of estate planning, property transfer, Medicaid, real estate, long-term care planning, and probate and estate and trust administration in accordance with established systems and procedures. Will draft estate planning and other documents under the supervision of senior attorneys. Draft entity formation documents, such as corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. Perform direct estate planning, and probate/trust administration. Draft and review documents, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney for finances and healthcare, HIPAA authorizations, and various other documents related to estate planning, estate and trust administration, and long-term care planning. Develop a thorough understanding of elder law issues, including Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and related issues. Oversee and conduct estate signings and funding of estate plans. Gather relevant information via discussions with clients and utilize proper checklists to ensure proper preparation of documents and long-term care plans. Ensure the highest level of client satisfaction by responding within one business day to all client calls, questions, or inquiries. Be proactive and ensure client issues are brought to the attention of the managing attorney throughout the process and that all client deliverables are timely. Supervise and review work of legal assistant and drafting attorney. Meet with clients, their family members, and trustees to review the estate planning binder with finalized documents. Reassure client of inclusion of discussed provisions, and answer questions. Arrange for and have a paralegal/legal assistant to witness clients orally and publish their wills according to Kansas rules during the signing. Prepare and implement 5-year and crisis, written plans for Medicaid Planning. Coordinate with Veterans Administration Pension benefits, if applicable. Research and keep up to date on legal matters pertaining to current estate planning, estate and trust administration, and long-term care planning. Track and enter all time worked daily. Actively participate and meet regularly with the team on present and future practices. Make recommendations for improved efficiencies. Should have a license to practice law in the state of Kansas. Experience or strong interest in estate planning, estate and trust administration, and long-term care planning required. Prior experience or working background in elder law and Medicaid is helpful. Knowledge of modern office equipment (printer, copier, fax, scanner) desired. Knowledge of and efficient computer skills: Windows 10, Internet email, Microsoft Office- Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and case management software preferred.
The candidate should have a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law. Research skills with the ability to effectively utilize legal resources effectively. Excellent client service skills are needed. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. A high degree of accuracy with strong attention to detail is needed. Creative thinker with sound problem-solving skills desired. Team player with the ability to roll up sleeves, get into the details, and pitch in as needed. Strong work ethic, sense of accountability, and ability to take ownership of work needed. The firm offers 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, and Health savings account.
Your information will not be forwarded to any employers at this time. A recruiter will contact you with more information once our internal review of your resume is completed.
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