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We are seeking an experienced Staff Attorney focusing on estate settlement and trust administration in our Hartford office. The individual will work closely with our partners in the settlement of estates and the administration of ongoing trusts. In that capacity, the individual will have regular, direct contact with clients and beneficiaries.
In the area of estate settlement, the individual should have significant experience in the preparation and filing of probate documents from the preliminary filing paperwork to closing an estate, the marshaling and distributing of estate assets, and the preparation of federal and state estate tax returns, and fiduciary income tax returns.
In the area of trust administration, the individual should have significant experience in day-to-day operations of ongoing trusts, including the preparation and review of fiduciary accountings and fiduciary income tax returns.
A minimum of 7-10 years of trusts and estates experience is required. Candidates should also be self-motivated, possess a client-service skill set and have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The successful candidate will possess a strong mathematical aptitude, excellent verbal and written communication skills, solid organizational skills, and an attention to detail. Candidates should be proficient in the MS Office Suite and comfortable using estate tax, income tax and estate and trust accounting programs.