McGuireWoods LLP

Returning Candidate?

Private Wealth Services (Trusts and Estates) Paralegal

Private Wealth Services (Trusts and Estates) Paralegal

Job Location 

More information about this job


McGuireWoods LLP has an opening for a Private Wealth Services (Trusts and Estates) Paralegal in our Washington, D.C. office. The Private Wealth Paralegal prepares accountings and legal documents for multiple attorneys in the Tax & Employee Benefits - Private Wealth Services group and oversees trust and estate administration including probate court processes and procedures along with preparation of various tax returns related to estate administration/probate process. This position performs substantive accounting related legal work under the supervision of the attorneys and has frequent interaction with clients, court personnel and others.


McGuireWoods LLP is a global law firm with a legacy reaching back more than 175 years. We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others. We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent and diversity. For more information, please visit


  • Performs legal support work pertaining to the administration of trusts and estates.
  • Prepares accountings related to trust and estate administration and estate and other tax returns.
  • Resolves routine legal questions relating to estate and tax issues.
  • Assists in preparing legal documents, agreements and deeds.
  • Meets with clients, court personnel and others, as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of relevant estates/trusts experience preferred.
  • Prior experience in a law firm, trust department, or accounting firm preferred.
  • Familiarity with trust and estates accountings.
  • Ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely with both internal and external constituencies on all levels.

Have more questions?  Connect with a recruiter directly.