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Corporate Paralegal

McLane Middleton, a leading New England-based law firm, is looking for a Corporate Paralegal in our Manchester, New Hampshire office.  The firm has over 100 lawyers located in five offices, three in New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth) and two in Massachusetts (Woburn and Boston).  McLane Middleton is regularly listed as one of America’s leading law firms in Chambers USA, and 57 of its attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America across a broad array of practice areas.  The firm has a strong tradition over its 103 year history of deep involvement in the communities where its employees work and live, and of active participation in the bar and numerous charitable and professional associations.

The Corporate Paralegal will provide support and guidance in the preparation of Corporate related documents.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Delegating tasks and distributing cases to paralegals and assuring their timely completion.
  • Provides research and training support to the Corporate paralegals
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Position reports to the chair of the Corporate department

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of an Associate Degree (Bachelor degree preferred)
  • NALA or NFPA Certification
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in entity formation, business transactions and corporate governance.
  • Ability to delegate and supervise client files.
  • Highly developed sense of integrity and commitment to client satisfaction.
  • Exceptional organizational and file management skills a must.
  • Must be detail oriented and demonstrate excellent proofreading skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills a must.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction/supervision.
  • Ability to handle confidential client information in a professional and trustworthy manner.
  • Must be energetic, willing to work hard and a self-started and possess a team player mentality.
  • Demonstrates professionalism, good judgment and the ability to manage in high pressure situations.
  • Must have strong computer skills (MS Office, Outlook) as well as experience with electronic file management software.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule and overtime as needed.

(*Note:  This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, McLane Middleton reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances require it.)

Direct resume with cover letter to:

Pamela Ouellette, Director of Human Resources
Email: Pamela.Ouellette@McLane.com


Trusts and Estates Paralegal

McLane Middleton, a leading New England-based law firm, has a unique opportunity for a Trusts and Estates Paralegal in our Manchester, New Hampshire office.  The firm has over 100 lawyers located in five offices, three in New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth) and two in Massachusetts (Woburn and Boston).  McLane Middleton is regularly listed as one of America’s leading law firms in Chambers USA, and 57 of its attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America across a broad array of practice areas.  The firm has a strong tradition over its 104-year history of deep involvement in the communities where its employees work and live. The firm is an active participant in the community and supports numerous charitable and professional associations.

We are seeking an experienced, detail-oriented, thorough, and organized Trusts and Estates Paralegal to join our team.  We are seeking an individual with a broad base of experience including probate and trust administration, working knowledge of the Probate Court rules and procedures and probate accountings, Federal estate tax returns, and familiarity with trust accounting computer programs.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, able to work independently and have previous paralegal experience in the administration of trusts and estates, including the preparation of U.S. Estate Tax Returns (Form 706).   Responsibilities include all facets of trust and probate administration, drafting correspondence and legal documents, preparing deeds, asset spreadsheets and probate pleadings, reviewing bank statements, and organizing and maintaining client files.  In addition, the candidate must be capable of offering the highest level of service to our clientele.  Professionalism and teamwork are important, so the best candidate works well with attorneys, co-workers, and our clients.

Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of solid Trusts and Estates paralegal experience.
  • Associate’s degree with paralegal studies emphasis. Bachelor’s degree from ABA approved paralegal program preferred.
  • Certification from NALA or NFPA is a plus.
  • Attention to detail, dependable, organized.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office, iManage, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent proofreading skills and clear and concise communication skills.

Direct resume with cover letter to:

Pamela Ouellette, Director of Human Resources
Email: Pamela.Ouellette@McLane.com


Business Administration

Entity Management Specialist – Information Governance

McLane Middleton, a leading New England-based law firm, is seeking an Entity Management Specialist in our Manchester, New Hampshire office.  The firm has over 100 lawyers located in five offices, three in New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth) and two in Massachusetts (Woburn and Boston).  McLane Middleton is regularly listed as one of America’s leading law firms in Chambers USA, and 57 of its attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America across a broad array of practice areas.  The firm has a strong tradition over its 104 year history of deep involvement in the communities where its employees work and live. The firm is an active participant in the community and supports numerous charitable and professional associations.

Reporting to the Director of Information Governance, the Entity Management Specialist will support entity data tracking and records maintenance for the firm’s corporate clients. The ideal candidate is an individual that is a team player, enjoys a fast-paced environment, has an ability to multi-task, trouble-shoot, navigate change well and maintain a positive attitude.  The position will be based in the firm’s Manchester, New Hampshire or Woburn, Massachusetts office.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and process client corporate records; perform data entry according to standard operating procedures
  • Run docket reports and respond to requests for data
  • Coordinate tasks and other follow-up items received from legal professionals to records management and the Corporate Department
  • Perform data remediation, along with backlog data entry work
  • Perform quality assurance checks and periodic reviews to ensure conformance with data maintenance standards
  • Assist the Director of Information Governance with the development of procedures
  • Enter trust entity data and confirm data values with legal and administrative professionals
  • Perform various file maintenance and records management tasks
  • Provide training to legal professionals and administrative staff

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or above or equivalent experience required
  • Prior relevant paralegal experience or subject matter expertise preferred
  • Experience working with databases and document management systems preferred
  • Must observe the strictest confidentiality
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Ability to multi-task and meet daily/monthly/annual deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

* Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, McLane Middleton reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances require it, such as emergencies, changes in personnel, workload or technological developments.

Please visit www.mclane.com for more information or direct your resume with cover letter to:

Pamela Ouellette, Director of Human Resources
Email: Pamela.Ouellette@McLane.com


IT Manager

McLane Middleton, a leading New England-based law firm, has a unique opportunity for an IT Manager in our Manchester, New Hampshire office.  The firm has over 100 lawyers located in five offices, three in New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth) and two in Massachusetts (Woburn and Boston).  McLane Middleton is regularly listed as one of America’s leading law firms in Chambers USA, and 57 of its attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America across a broad array of practice areas.  The firm has a strong tradition over its 104-year history of deep involvement in the communities where its employees work and live. The firm is an active participant in the community and supports numerous charitable and professional associations.

The IT Manager will be responsible for delivering secure, reliable and productive IT services and technical support by managing the daily operations of the IT department.

Responsibilities

  • Hire and train IT staff necessary to fulfill the department’s mission.
  • Manage the IT operating budget and participate in budget planning.
  • Participate in strategic planning.
  • Develop and execute plans to maintain the firm’s technology infrastructure and hardware.
  • Provide technical support and system administration.
  • Manage technology projects to ensure timely and successful completion.

Knowledge

  • Expert knowledge of IT best practices, policies and regulations such as ITIL, COBIT, and ISO.
  • Extensive knowledge of enterprise technology including Windows, Windows Server, Active Directory, Microsoft 365
  • Agile principles and practices
  • In-depth understanding of programming, computer science and digital security
  • Microsoft 365

Skills

  • Good communication, including writing, speaking and active listening
  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Advanced leadership and conflict management skills
  • Customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Great project management skills, including organization, planning, time management and prioritization

Experience

8+ years of experience as an IT professional with 5+ years of experience managing IT professionals. Prior experience working in the law industry is preferrable.

Pamela Ouellette, Director of Human Resources
Email: Pamela.Ouellette@McLane.com


Please visit www.mclane.com for more information or direct your resume with cover letter to:

Legal Administrative Assistant – Manchester, NH

McLane Middleton, a leading New England-based law firm, is looking for Legal Administrative Assistants in our Manchester, New Hampshire office.  The firm has over 100 lawyers located in five offices, three in New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth) and two in Massachusetts (Woburn and Boston).  McLane Middleton is regularly listed as one of America’s leading law firms in Chambers USA, and 57 of its attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America across a broad array of practice areas.  The firm has a strong tradition over its 104 year history of deep involvement in the communities where its employees work and live, and of active participation in the bar and numerous charitable and professional associations.

Supporting one of our practice areas, the Legal Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the following Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Providing general administrative support to assigned attorney(s)/paralegal(s) which may include drafting client letters, fielding client phone calls, coordinating appointments, and calendar management.
  • Provides highly technical document production including but not limited to typing, drafting and editing documents, redlining documents, conversion of documents from PDF to word, scanning, assembling of closing binders and making copies. Proofreads and edits documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and format.  Files documents and emails in the Firm’s electronic document software.  Distributes correspondence using email or hard copy delivery.
  • Understands document legal terminology, basic legal procedure and law firm document protocol. Has knowledge of legal document formats such as contracts, and agreements.  Maintains files and all client documentation.
  • Utilizes strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to ensure instructions are clearly understood and that work is completed as requested. Maintains a courteous and service driven demeanor at all times.
  • Inputs time entries on a daily, weekly and or monthly basis. Opens new client and/or matter numbers; performs conflict checks.
  • Answer telephone calls and take accurate and complete messages, gives information to callers, refers to others, or holds for team members. Provides relevant and timely information to clients and team members (including times when they are out of the office) in a professional, courteous, and effective manner.
  • Brings organizational skills to the role with the ability to provide guidance on the most efficient and effective way to complete tasks. Takes initiative and is self-starter with work.
  • This position is also expected to back-up team members by providing administrative support to other attorneys/paralegals.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of legal administrative experience.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral business communication skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

Direct resume with cover letter to:

Pamela Ouellette, Director of Human Resources
Email: Pamela.Ouellette@McLane.com


Receptionist

McLane Middleton, a leading New England-based law firm, has an immediate opening for a professional, outgoing, experienced and well-organized Receptionist in our Woburn, Massachusetts office.  The firm has over 100 lawyers located in five offices, three in New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth) and two in Massachusetts (Woburn and Boston).  McLane Middleton is regularly listed as one of America’s leading law firms in Chambers USA, and 57 of its attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America across a broad array of practice areas.  The firm has a strong tradition over its 104-year history of deep involvement in the communities where its employees work and live, and of active participation in the bar and numerous charitable and professional associations.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Welcomes clients and visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; transferring calls; answering or referring inquiries.
  • Maintains reception areas and conference rooms
  • Keeps office equipment operating by following operating instructions, calling for repairs.
  • Assisting with maintenance requests
  • Assist legal administrative assistants and attorneys as needed
  • Maintain internal conference room calendar
  • Assist with other projects as may be needed

Skills/Qualifications:

PC Proficiency (Microsoft Office/Outlook), professionalism, strong communication skills, organizational skills, scheduling, telephone skills, and ability to multi-task.

Direct cover letter and resume to:

Pamela Ouellette, Director of Human Resources
Email: Pamela.Ouellette@McLane.com


Senior Application Analyst

McLane Middleton, a leading New England-based law firm, has a unique opportunity for a Senior Application Analyst in our IT Group in our Manchester, New Hampshire office.  The firm has over 100 lawyers located in five offices, three in New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth) and two in Massachusetts (Woburn and Boston).  McLane Middleton is regularly listed as one of America’s leading law firms in Chambers USA, and 57 of its attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America across a broad array of practice areas.  The firm has a strong tradition over its 104-year history of deep involvement in the communities where its employees work and live. The firm is an active participant in the community and supports numerous charitable and professional associations.

The Senior Application Analyst will be responsible for delivering secure, reliable, and intuitive software solutions that enable the firm to serve its clients.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot core business applications.
  • Design, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot software integrations that enable business applications to interact and support more efficient business processes.
  • Administer the firm’s Microsoft SQL Server databases.
  • Automate business processes by creating and maintaining scripts and workflows.
  • Manage relationships with technology partners that support integration projects and line of business applications.
  • Act as internal subject matter expert on core line of business applications.
  • Manage and execute technology projects independently, on time, scope, and budget.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with law firm enterprise applications including iManage, Aderant, Chrome River and CompuLaw.
  • Strong working knowledge of legal firm operations.
  • Business process automation using low-code and no-code solutions like Microsoft Power Automate, Power Apps and PowerBI.
  • Agile project management.
  • Leverage APIs to integrate and automate cloud-based applications.
  • Competent in common programming and scripting languages like C#, Java, JavaScript, Python and PowerShell.
  • Use modern software development tools and techniques including software version control, continuous integration, and continuous deployment.
  • Skilled in SQL database management.
  • Basic understanding of cloud-native application design.
  • Knowledge of document management systems (DMS)
  • Excellent self-management of time, tasks, and priorities.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Experience

  • 5+ years of experience working in a law firm environment using common legal industry applications like iManage and Aderant.
  • Proven experience building software solutions to solve business problems.

Please visit www.mclane.com for more information or direct your resume with cover letter to:

Pamela Ouellette, Director of Human Resources
Email: Pamela.Ouellette@McLane.com

 


Trust Services Group – Trust Officer

McLane Middleton, a leading New England-based law firm, is looking for a Trust Officer in our Trust Services Group in our Manchester, New Hampshire office.  The firm has over 100 lawyers located in five offices, three in New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth) and two in Massachusetts (Woburn and Boston).  McLane Middleton is regularly listed as one of America’s leading law firms in Chambers USA, and 57 of its attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America across a broad array of practice areas.  The firm has a strong tradition over its 104 year history of deep involvement in the communities where its employees work and live, and of active participation in the bar and numerous charitable and professional associations.

The Trust Officer will be the primary contact with designated firm clients and be responsible for the administration of personal trust and fiduciary accounts, communicating with grantors, fiduciaries, beneficiaries, advisors and other professionals on a regular basis in order to develop and maintain positive relationships.

Reporting Relationships

The Trust Officer will report to the Head of Trust Services and will work in partnership with Trust & Estates Practice team members.

Responsibilities

  • Engage with High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth clients and administer their trusts to ensure the preservation of their trust assets to achieve the client’s specific trust and estate planning objectives.
  • Provide superior client service and develop deep relationships with clients to best administer their trust accounts.
  • Review account-related legal documents such as wills, trusts, leases, agreements, etc., and consult with attorneys regarding legal needs and interpretation of trust documents, wills, and other materials.
  • Administer trusts in accordance with the governing instrument and relevant law.
  • Be the primary contact for all matters related to the assigned account.
  • Prepare documents for account opening, agreements, transfer and assignment documents, beneficiary designations, investment objectives, notices, delegations, and authorizations.
  • Review and document discretionary distribution requests by interpreting the terms of the trust document to determine the appropriateness of the request, in accordance with the firm’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Complete, document, and present appropriate notices, account reviews, reports, and accountings.
  • Assist tax preparers with annual tax preparation, coordinate review and execution of tax returns, and coordinate quarterly tax payments.
  • Maintain an understanding of relevant tax laws and legal requirements applicable to trust administration in order to assist in resolving client issues as they relate to the trust agreement.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of various business applications critical to trust administration.
  • Ensure compliance with all MM Policies and Procedures.
  • Perform additional special projects, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Strong relevant education/certification, e.g., bachelor’s degree, MBA, JD, CTFA
  • Five or more years’ experience in a client-facing fiduciary role, specifically with trust and/or estate management and administration experience
  • Strong knowledge and proven technical proficiency in legal, investment and tax issues relative to trust administration
  • Track record working with high-net-worth clients and their intermediaries and advisors.
  • Experience administering directed trust accounts.
  • A proven comfort level in small, lean, and entrepreneurial work environments.
  • Outstanding integrity – always doing what’s right on behalf of the client while managing risk for the firm
  • Strong team player and partner
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities and organize tasks effectively.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset to always seek optimal internal and client facing processes

Direct resume with cover letter to:

Pamela Ouellette, Director of Human Resources
Email: Pamela.Ouellette@McLane.com

 

McLane Middleton believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, evaluation, discipline, layoff, and termination.