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.


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

Our Chicago office has an opportunity for a part-time Tax & Estate Planning Paralegal. Paralegal degree preferred. Candidates must be detail-oriented with excellent writing and organizational skills. Candidates must have at least five years of paralegal experience with a strong background in tax and probate trust administration, along with the following experience:

  • 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;
  • Performing 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;
  • Keeping records and task lists for all aspects of trust and estates activities for clients;
  • Ability to inspire confidence and interact extensively with clients, including dealing with clients through the post-death settlement process; and,
  • Preparing accountings and other court documents for estates of minors and disabled persons.

Dykema offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a transportation stipend. Qualified candidates should forward cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume. Previous applicants need not apply.

April Booth
Paralegal Manager
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Fax: 313-447-2514