Career Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: Dykema does not accept unsolicited submissions, for paralegal opportunities, from search agencies (with or without a contract with our firm). Agencies are welcome to request approval for a submission by emailing a blind summary of candidate to the recruiting contact.

Paralegals


Office: Ann Arbor, MI
Position: Tax, Trust and Estate Planning

Our Ann Arbor office has an opening for a part-time experienced Estate and Trust Settlement Paralegal. Paralegal degree preferred. Candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience as a paralegal with a strong background in tax and trust and estates. Candidates must be detail-oriented with excellent writing and organizational skills. Candidates with corporate legal experience preferred but not required.

In addition, desired skills and experience include:

  • Prepares federal estate tax returns, state death tax returns, federal gift tax returns and fiduciary and individual income tax returns;
  • Prepares probate pleadings to open decedents’ estates, and handle administrative tasks for settlement of estates and trusts;
  • Prepares accountings for estates and trusts;
  • Prepares stock certificates, deeds, and other property transfer documents to fund trusts;
  • Keeps records and task lists for all aspects of trust and estates activities for clients;
  • Performs internet research for tax forms, publications, and related matters;
  • Develops and maintains key contacts at various courts, trust officers and other third parties to facilitate delivery of quality service to clients;
  • Interacts extensively with clients; inspires confidence; and is capable of dealing with clients through the post-death settlement process;
  • Prepares accountings and other court documents for estates of minors and disabled persons;
  • Corporate entity formation and corporate record maintenance;
  • Researching state statutes and regulations regarding corporate practice;
  • Management of UCC filings;
  • Due diligence and other organizational corporate and transactional support. 

Competitive salary and benefits package, including parking stipend. Qualified candidates should forward cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume to:

April Booth
Paralegal Manager
Email: ParalegalSupport@dykema.com
Fax: 313-447-2514
EOE


Office: Chicago, IL
Position: Estate Planning (part-time, 28 hours per week)

Our Chicago office is seeking a part-time Estate Planning Paralegal.  Paralegal degree preferred.  Candidates should have a minimum of three years of paralegal experience with a strong background in tax and trust and estates. Candidates must be detail-oriented with excellent attention to detail, writing and organizational skills.

  • Preparing federal estate tax returns, state death tax returns, federal gift tax returns and fiduciary and individual income tax returns;
  • Preparing probate pleadings to open decedents’ estates, and handle administrative tasks for settlement of estates and trusts;
  • Preparing accountings for estates and trusts;
  • Preparing stock certificates, deeds, and other property transfer documents to fund trusts;
  • Keeping records and task lists for all aspects of trust and estates activities for clients;
  • Performing internet research for tax forms, publications, and related matters;
  • Developing and maintaining key contacts at various courts, trust officers and other third parties to facilitate delivery of quality service to clients;
  • Ability to inspire confidence and interact extensively with clients, including dealing with clients through the post-death settlement process;
  • Preparing accountings and other court documents for estates of minors and disabled persons;
  • Maintaining the local will vault.

Competitive salary and benefits package, including transportation stipend.  Qualified candidates should forward cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume to:

April Booth
Paralegal Manager
Email: ParalegalSupport@dykema.com
Fax: 313-447-2514
EOE