Paralegal Positions

Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. offers employment opportunities for Paralegal positions.

We are currently seeking an experienced, full-time paralegal/legal secretary who would perform a variety of paralegal/secretarial duties for attorney in our Ithaca office. Knowledge of litigation/real estate is preferred. Maintains positive contact with clients, attorneys, and staff and observes confidentiality of client matters.

Qualifications for the position: High school education or equivalent required; two year paralegal/secretarial degree preferred. Experience and understanding of law office policies and procedures is a plus. Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as good organization/multi-tasking skills; ability to research problems and make sound decisions using manuals and other pertinent data. Ability to perform non-complex arithmetic calculations, maintain records and filing system. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff. Keyboarding skills are also required to interface with the system through a personal computer. Software familiarity including Word, Excel and Outlook is preferred.

Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P offers a competitive salary in addition to an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage, 401(k) & profit sharing plan, and paid time off.

Please email or send resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P.
PO Box 2039
Binghamton, New York 13902-2039

Email Address: [email protected]

Experienced (Commercial Real Estate) and/or (Business & Banking) Paralegal

We are seeking an experienced, full-time paralegal with 2-5+ years' experience in Business, Corporate, and Commercial Real Estate transactions. The paralegal works closely with the Managing Partner, attorneys, and other paralegals on all aspects of the closing transactions and is responsible for the review, organization, and preparation of all documentation necessary to complete the transaction. This position may work out of our Binghamton and/or Ithaca office.

General responsibilities include:

  • Handle commercial real estate transactions on behalf of banking institutions from Commitment Letter issuance through closing;
  • Request, review, coordinate and organize, documentation received from Borrower's Counsel relative to the Commercial Real Estate transaction;
  • Prepare and draft all necessary closing documents in conformance with the Commitment Letter;
  • Coordinate with banking institutions to confirm that all closing requirements have been met, schedule the closing and attendance at closing as needed;
  • Interface in a professional manner with clients, banking institutions, attorneys, third parties, etc. as needed, to address issues which may arise and coordinate the closing process;
  • Coordinate integrated work processes conforming to a tight timeline, to ensure accurate documentation is obtained and prepared for transaction closing;
  • Prepare, maintain, and track all post-closing matters and prepare closing packages for all parties.

Qualifications for the position: High school education or equivalent required. Paralegal Certificate preferred. Experience and understanding of law office policies and procedures is a plus. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as good organization/multi-tasking skills. Ability to research problems and make sound, timely decisions. Ability to perform arithmetic calculations; maintain records and time-sensitive documents. Interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff. Personal computer and software familiarity including Word, Excel and Outlook is preferred.

Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. is a growing multi-dimensional law firm consisting of more than 50 active lawyers and a professional support staff. We provide quality legal services in a cost-effective manner while maintaining a personal interest in our clients. Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. has offices in Binghamton, Walton, Owego, Bainbridge, Hancock, Ithaca, and Cortland, New York, as well as Montrose, Pennsylvania.

Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P offers a competitive salary with structured bonus program in addition to an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, 401(k), profit-sharing plan, and paid time off.

Please email or send resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P.
PO Box 2039
Binghamton, NY 13902-2039

Email Address: [email protected]

For more information about Paralegal positions at Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, contact us at [email protected]