Associate Attorney (Real Estate / Trusts & Estates)

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is seeking a full-time NYS admitted Associate Attorney with at least 1-5 years of experience in residential and commercial Real Estate and/or Trusts & Estates to share time in our Binghamton, Cortland and/or Ithaca offices.

Coughlin & Gerhart proudly dates back to the 1890s has grown to include seven offices in New York and Pennsylvania. As we continue to grow, we remain committed to our founding principles as a law firm focused upon client relationships and our dedication to fully meeting the needs of our individual, business, and municipal clients.

We offer numerous highly experienced and skilled attorneys, diverse practice areas, and a core belief that everyone who seeks the services of a lawyer deserves to be treated as a priority, from the time they meet with us in an initial consultation to when their legal matter is resolved.

Real Estate responsibilities:

  • Represent the firm's client in purchases and sales of properties.
  • Review real estate documentation and advise clients accordingly.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for real estate transactions.
  • Draft various real estate documents during the transaction process.
  • Title insurance underwriting, curative and claims.
  • Analytical and research skills.
  • Provides sound judgment and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Trusts & Estates responsibilities:

  • Represent the firm's client in estate planning process.
  • Draft various estate planning and trust administration documents.
  • Assist clients with trust funding and advise accordingly.
  • Prepare and assemble federal estate tax returns.
  • Understanding of the Probate Court process including court filings.
  • Manage trust and probate administration case matter and meet deadlines.
  • Analytical and research skills.
  • Provides sound judgment and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Please express interest with cover letter and resume to:

Kip Burlew, Human Resources Director
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP
PO Box 2039
Binghamton, NY 13902-2039
Email Address: [email protected]