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We are a law firm serving the needs of individuals, families, investors, and businesses in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. We are looking to add the below positions to our dynamic group. If you are interested in joining our team please attach your resume and cover letter below.

Attorney Positions

Attorney - Residential Real Estate

I. Position Identification

Position Title: Associate Attorney (Residential Real Estate)

Reports to: Sr. Attorney for legal responsibilities. Executive Director for administrative responsibilities.

Salary Grade: Full-Time Plus Incentive Bonuses

Experience: This Candidate needs to have 3 or more years of direct experience in residential real estate and the ability to independently supervise the closing process from start to finish.

Licensing: SC Bar License Required

II. Purpose of the Position

This Attorney will be responsible for representing both buyers and sellers through the residential closing process. He or she will be responsible for completing a thorough title examination and issuing a title commitment, ensuring that all documents are drafted correctly ensuring that each document is explained clearly to each client, and that all closing documents are executed and recorded properly.  In order to manage this area of practice, the candidate will need experience in independently handling residential closings and all aspects of the closing process, including drafting and reviewing contracts, loan documents, settlement statements, affidavits, deeds, promissory notes, assignments, corporate resolutions, and other documents associated with residential real estate transactions. This candidate must also be confident and comfortable interacting with clients during the closing process and at the closing table.

III. Essential Attorney Functions

  • Maintains document files.
  • Reviews real estate closing statements and other closing documents.
  • Reviews title, drafts legal opinions and issue title commitments.
  • Conducts closings.
  • Performs research on applicable regulations, laws, and legal scholarship.
  • Drafts formal legal documents, such as contracts and agreements; as well as correspondence with clients and other parties.
  • Reviews and approves documents before they are filed with RMC, court, and other parties.
  • Attends meetings with clients and other attorneys.
  • Contacts clients to keep them apprised of the matter's status.
  • Works closely with paralegal staff to ensure accurate, complete and quality work product.
  • Reviews research of public records.
  • Cross-checks and validates information.
  • Checks and edits legal forms and documents for accuracy.

V. Required Behaviors

  • Dependable, prompt, and regular in attendance.
  • Positive attitude and a team player.
  • Ambitious and goal oriented.
  • Pleasant personality.
  • Tolerance for stress of simultaneous demands.
  • Oral communication skills to represent the Firm successfully and clearly to the public.
  • Administrative recall of procedures, organization, priorities, and work in progress.
  • Cooperation with public, clients, staff, and attorneys.
  • Sensitivity to others.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn.
  • Planning and organization to accomplish tasks within normal workday.

Paralegal Positions

Estate Planning

I. Position Identification

Position Title: Paralegal (Estate Planning)
Reports to: Attorney for paralegal responsibilities.
Executive Director for administrative responsibilities.

Salary Grade: Hourly with Full-Time Potential

Pay Grade: Above Market

Work Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-Th
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. F
Additional hours as needed

Experience: This Candidate needs to have a minimum of three or more years of direct experience in estate planning.

II. Purpose of the Position

This Paralegal will be responsible for drafting both basic and advanced estate planning documents for the purposes of tax savings, asset protection, legacy planning, addressing complicated family dynamics or to simply ensure that their assets easily transfer to their loved ones upon death. As this candidate will often be the primary point of contact for the Firm, he or she will be expected to create a pleasant and seamless experience for clients as he or she communicates with clients. In order to assist in this area, the candidate will need to have and minimum of three or more years of direct experience in drafting and reviewing both basic and advanced wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deeds and other documents associated with estate planning transactions.

III. Essential Paralegal Functions

  1. Reporting Relationship:

    1. Reports directly to the responsible attorney for each legal matter for paralegal tasks.

  2. Daily Functions:

    1. Prepares and maintains document files.

    2. Performs research on applicable regulations, laws, and legal scholarship.

    3. Collects and organizes evidence and other important papers for attorneys to review.

    4. Arranges meetings with clients and attorneys.

    5. Performs records research.

    6. Cross-checks and validates information.

    7. Checks and edits legal forms and documents for accuracy.

    8. Participates in initial consultations with clients: Meets with clients to review the estate planning intake and clients’ existing estate planning documents; Speaks with clients about estate planning packages offered by the Firm and explains the Firm’s drafts to execution process; Provides summary of clients information to attorney; Supplies attorney with necessary forms for attorney/client interview; Research county real estate records and tax records for copies of existing deeds; and drafts Engagement Agreements.

    9. Drafts formal legal documents, such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deeds and other documents associated with estate planning transactions; as well as correspondence with clients and other parties.

    10. Contacts clients to keep them apprised of the matter's status and submits draft documents electronically to clients to review prior to execution.

    11. Keeps client files organized and up to date in paper and/or electronic format.

    12. Serves as a witness to client’s execution of estate planning documents.

    13. Files documents with applicable county recorder’s office, court, and other parties.

    14. Prepares clients estate planning portfolio binder.

IV. Essential Administrative Functions

  1. Reporting Relationship:

    1. Reports directly to the Executive Director for administrative tasks

  2. Daily Functions:

  1. Schedules appointments between clients and attorneys as needed.

  2. Makes requests for new matters to be opened and for complete matters to be closed.

  3. Works with the administrative staff to maintain files for all responsible matters.

  4. Records billable time in the system.

  5. Requests checks and supply orders as needed.

V. Required Behaviors

  1. Dependable, prompt, and regular in attendance.

  2. Positive attitude and a team player.

  3. Ambitious and goal oriented.

  4. Pleasant personality.

  5. Tolerance for stress of simultaneous demands.

  6. Oral and written communication skills to represent the Firm successfully and clearly to the public.

  7. Administrative recall of procedures, organization, priorities, and work in progress.

  8. Cooperation with public, clients, staff, and lawyers.

  9. Sensitivity to others.

  10. Attention to detail.

  11. Ability to learn.

  12. Planning and organization to accomplish tasks within normal workday.

Administrative Positions

Administrative Assistant

I. Position Identification

Position Title: Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Grade: Full-time
Work Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F

II. Purpose of the Position

The purpose of the Administrative Assistant position is to assist the Executive Director in creating and maintaining a productive work environment that allows the Paralegals and Attorneys the opportunity to focus their time and energy on client matters. The Administrative Assistant greets everyone who enters the office and receives and routes telephone calls. The Administrative Assistant takes messages when individuals are not available, receives deliveries by courier or messenger, and receives and sends faxes. The manner our clients are greeted at the front desk will drive the remainder of their experience with our firm. For this reason, the Administrative Assistant position must be filled by an individual who understands the importance of a smiling face and positive attitude.

III. Essential Functions

A. Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports directly to the Executive Director.

B. Daily Functions:

  • Greets and receives visitors to the Firm and directs them to the appropriate persons, or advises lawyers and appropriate staff of the presence of visitors.
  • Promptly answers all telephone calls and routes calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Takes accurate written messages, recording name, time of call, nature of business, return number and person called when party is not available or does not answer.
  • Records and relays messages and calls persons promptly with urgent messages.
  • Receives and signs for deliveries by courier or messenger and notifies addressees of their receipt.
  • Makes copies and scans documents as needed for everyone in the office.
  • Prints labels and stamps for mail and ensures that all mail is sent in a timely manner.
  • Enters client information into the client management software.
  • Schedules appointments between clients and attorneys.
  • Assigns and affixes matter numbers to client files and gives files the appropriate attorney/paralegal.
  • Cleans and organizes the office.
  • Pick up and drop off files and items as needed.
  • Pick up items such as food and supplies for the office.
  • Create invoices and accept payments.
  • Order supplies as needed.
  • Files business office records in cabinets behind reception desk and in the file room.
  • Types correspondence, including letters, memorandums, forms, and reports.
  • Maintains supply of office forms and other office supplies.

IV. Minimum Qualifications

A. Technical training or skills: Minimum accurate typing speed of 50 wpm.

B. Professional training or knowledge: None.

C. Work experience: (Preferred, but not required) One-year public-contact office experience, including Administrative Assistant duties.

D. General education or equivalent: High school diploma or equivalent.

E. Physical demands: Minimal. Individual must be able to speak clearly and understandably, hear communications by telephone and in person, and sit for prolonged periods.

F. Required behaviors:

  • Dependable, prompt, regular in attendance.
  • Positive attitude and a team player.
  • Ambitious and goal oriented.
  • Outgoing and pleasant personality.
  • Tolerance for stress of simultaneous, and possibly conflicting, demands.
  • Oral communication skills to represent the Firm successfully and clearly to public.
  • Administrative recall of procedures, organization, priorities, work in progress.
  • Cooperation with public, clients, staff, and lawyers.
  • Sensitivity to others.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn.
  • Planning and organization to accomplish tasks within normal workday.

V. Additional Preferred Skills

A. Experience with programs such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, QuickBooks, and other office management software.

B. Technical skills such as database creation, or mail merge through Excel, Word, or other programs

C. Ability to speak Spanish.

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