Mansour Gavin, LPA, a law firm in downtown Cleveland, is currently looking to fill the following positions.

Trusts and Estates Attorney

We are seeking a mid-level Trusts and Estates Attorney to work in our Estate Planning and Probate practice group. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of experience working on matters in the areas of wealth management and estate planning for high net worth individuals and their families. Candidate should have a broad knowledge of income, gift, estate and generation-skipping tax planning in addition to experience with tax and other planning for owners of closely held businesses and members of their families.  Probate litigation experience is a plus as candidate will be expected to work on matters concerning will and trust constructions, will contests, claims by and against fiduciaries, and tax controversies.

Must be admitted in Ohio. Candidate should possess solid writing, communication and research skills. This position requires a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Estate Planning and Probate Paralegal

We’re looking for a mid-level paralegal to support its Estate Planning and Probate group. The ideal candidate has a paralegal certificate or degree and has a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Probate Paralegal.

Candidate will primarily provide support to attorneys in the firm’s estate planning and probate group including preparation of pleadings, probate forms, estate planning documents and correspondence; communication with clients; assistance with administration of estates and trusts including review of documents and records provided by clients, CPAs, banks and corporate fiduciaries; analysis of financial records and identification and valuation of assets held at death utilizing IRS-approved methods; drafting of federal and state estate tax returns; preparation of inventories and Fiduciary and Trust Accountings; management of checkbooks for estate and trust funds and accounting of funds received and expended; and case and calendar management.

Must be able to learn and use firm practice management, time and billing, and probate software. Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of products including Word and Excel is required. A background in accounting or business is preferred. Experience with managing real estate files and knowledge of fiduciary income tax is a plus.

Candidate should be organized, able to exercise independent judgment, problem solve and prioritize workload.  This position requires a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Solid writing and proofreading skills are required. Candidate will be expected to exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential client information.

About US

Founded in 1954 and based in Cleveland, Ohio, Mansour Gavin LPA is a growing firm with 25 lawyers and additional office locations in Chagrin Falls and Independence. Mansour Gavin provides a wide range of legal services to individuals and many successful privately held and publicly traded corporations.

The firm offers: competitive compensation, 401(k)/profit sharing plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, a generous benefits package including health insurance with employer contribution to health savings plan, life insurance and disability.

Applicants must submit a Cover Letter and Resume below. Thank you for your interest in a career with Mansour Gavin LPA.