Paralegal - Public Finance

Albany, NY, USA ● Buffalo, NY, USA ● Pittsford, NY 14534, USA Req #297
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Location: Rochester, Buffalo, or Albany (Hybrid)

Do you have paralegal experience? Do you enjoy research analysis? Are you excited about the opportunity to join an innovative, growing law firm that has been successful for more than 165 years?

The Public Finance team at Harris Beach is in search of a hard-working, self-motivated top performer! You will THRIVE in this role if you have:

  • The ability to follow through on numerous ongoing projects in a busy environment
  • A high level of motivation, flexibility, and initiative
  • Exceptional oral and written communication, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Outlook and Excel, and able to efficiently use technology resources
  • Strong proofreading and analytical skills to ensure top quality of legal documents
  • Substantial familiarity with bond, corporate, or real estate transactions

The Public Finance team needs a new team member to support multiple attorneys. Do you have the DRIVE and DESIRE to:

  • Interact with in-house counsel, opposing counsel, and local, state, and federal offices. The paralegals communicate with a wide-variety of individuals in person, on the phone, and via email
  • Manage documents associated with bond transactions, handle real estate transactions and title review
  • Prepare and publish legal notices, closing documents, and transcripts
  • Conduct thorough online legal research
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills to prioritize competing deadlines

Harris Beach recognizes everyone has a right to be included. You will be SUCCESSFUL in your career at the firm if you:

  • Exhibit conscientiousness, dedication, self-discipline, and a sense of responsibility
  • Complete a minimum of 1400 billable hours annually
  • Believe in the firm’s core values: integrity, support, ingenuity, teamwork, and inclusion
  • Enjoy working with diverse personalities within various levels of the firm
  • Are comfortable working in the office at least 3 days a week. The paralegal position will support multiple attorneys; efficient training is held in-person, in the office

Harris Beach is committed to an inclusive environment and we welcome applications from diverse candidates with varied backgrounds and skills, including military experience. Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

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  • Pay Type Hourly