Estate Planning & Probate Paralegal

Special Counsel is recruiting an experienced Paralegal to join the busy Estate Planning & Administration practice at a Cincinnati law firm.  Competitive salary and benefits package.


  • Coordinate with accountants and attorneys to provide information for preparation of income tax returns
  • Preparation of Forms SS-4 and obtaining taxpayer identification numbers for estates and trusts
  • Assist with tax authority audit responses 
  • Prepare trust reports and trust accountings, notices of trust and Crummey notices.
  • Assist with gathering asset information including obtaining valuations of assets and retitling and processing assets
  • Assist attorneys with the administration of decedent’s trusts and estates: calendar deadlines and notice of hearings
  • Prepare deeds and supporting documents to transfer title to real property to trusts or LLCs.
  • Coordinate distributions to beneficiaries including calculation of distribution of assets, preparation of receipts, waivers and consents
  • Prepare and file probate court documents: initial documents, inventories, accountings, motions, proofs of service, guardian ad litem petitions, etc.
  • Assist with drafting pleadings for various probate court actions
  • Maintain accounts including but not limited to payment of expenses and check registers for fiduciaries
  • Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies or Bachelor with Paralegal Certificate
  • 3-5+ years of estate planning and estate administration experience
  • Understanding of accounting procedures 
  • Empathetic client service ethic.
  • High intellectual capacity, excellent analytical, verbal and writing skills, and the ability to work with a sense of urgency
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite strongly preferred
  • Would you like to learn more about the Estate Planning & Probate Paralegal position that Special Counsel is recruiting for in Cincinnati, Ohio?  If so, then please submit your resume below.  Or, visit our website at to apply or consider other available opportunities with us.

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