Careers | Staff

Bernstein Shur seeks motivated individuals with a commitment to client service. The firm offers first-rate compensation and benefits packages. Bernstein Shur paralegals, legal assistants, accounting staff, and service staff actively participate in firm activities and within the community.

If you are interested in joining Bernstein Shur, please review the opportunities below or e-mail your resume to: careers@bernsteinshur.com

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES


Trusts and Estates Legal Assistant / Paralegal (Portland, ME)

Bernstein Shur seeks to hire a Trusts and Estates Legal Assistant /Paralegal. This position assists with administration of trusts and estates, including preparation of probate documents, various tax returns, and estate and trust accountings and reports to a group of attorneys. Maintains frequent client contact with respect to such administration. Provides attorneys with all necessary assistance in order to provide economical and efficient services for clients.

  • 50% Legal Assistant and 50% billable Paralegal  
  • Prepare documents to probate will, administer and close estate
  • Prepare estate, gift, individual and fiduciary income tax returns
  • Prepare and maintain estate and trust accounting
  • Attend client meetings and maintain frequent contact for estate and trust administration and accounting purposes
  • Assist clients with or independently manage the transfer, distribution and liquidation of estate and trust assets
  • Maintain original estate planning documents for safe keeping
  • Perform periodic banking transactions
  • Oversee payment of expenses for individual clients, trusts and estates
  • Assist attorneys in case management
  • Develop and maintain working relationship with clients to ensure the expeditious gathering of facts and information necessary to support attorneys’ activities

Requirements:

  • 4+ Years of Experience
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Accounting Degree or background
  • Candidate must have strong Microsoft Office Word and Excel 2010 skills, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be a team player.

The firm offers a first-rate compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, vacation and personal time. Bernstein Shur’s learning and training courses are available for all employees. Our staff actively participates in firm activities and within the community. Bernstein Shur has earned Best Places to Work in Maine 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Bernstein Shur is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@bernsteinshur.com. All inquiries are confidential. Bernstein Shur is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Bankruptcy Restructuring and Insolvency – Legal Assistant (Portland, ME)

Bernstein Shur seeks a litigation legal assistant with experience in bankruptcy. This is a highly visible and responsible position reporting to a team of attorneys and paralegals. Must have the ability to juggle more than one project at a time, organization, communication and flexibility are key to this position. Requires knowledge of the law, administrative capabilities and client services skills. This position is an integral part of the practice group and the law firm. This position requires superior Microsoft Office 2010 Word and Excel skills. Knowledge of bankruptcy courts and online filing is helpful.
Must be a team player with the ability to communicate effectively with all employees of the firm. This position requires 4+ years of legal assistant experience.

The firm offers a first-rate compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, vacation and personal time. Bernstein Shur’s learning and training courses are available for all employees. Our staff actively participates in firm activities and within the community. Bernstein Shur has earned Best Places to Work in Maine 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Bernstein Shur is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@bernsteinshur.com. All inquiries are confidential. Bernstein Shur is an equal opportunity employer.

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal (Portland, ME)

Monument Title Company, a growing subsidiary of Bernstein Shur, is seeking a seasoned commercial real estate paralegal with 8+ years of experience. The successful candidate will join a team of six dynamic paralegals supporting the Real Estate Practice Group, Business Law Practice Group and others  at Bernstein Shur.

Interested candidates should be knowledgeable, energetic and eager to put their experience to work immediately. Must be able to hit the ground running utilizing skills including closing document preparation, title insurance underwriting, survey and lease review, title searches, UCC searches and filings, land use research and due diligence and have the ability to adapt to ever-changing rules and regulations.

This position requires superior computer skills. Experience with Microsoft Office suite, TSS software, document management system and Laser fiche a plus. New Hampshire and/or Massachusetts experience helpful. The Monument Title Company paralegals work as a team and independently on projects and assignments while communicating effectively with co-workers, clients and attorneys. Occasional travel required.

This position is located in Portland, Maine. Monument Tile Company recognizes work/life balance. This is a full-time position; 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Bernstein Shur has an excellent benefit package and has been voted one of the “Best Places to Work” for the past three years.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@bernsteinshur.com. All inquiries are confidential. Bernstein Shur is an equal opportunity employer.