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Deposit Account Legal Document Analyst II - 3DJY9 in Amherst, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 7/30/2018

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Job Description

Review, analyze and interpret various legal documents submitted by Branches and Private Banking to determine if they can proceed with account opening and/or account maintenance.  Documents include Power of Attorney, Trust Agreements, Estates, Death Certificates, Guardianship and Divorce Papers governed by the laws of all of the various jurisdictions in which the bank operates.
Act as a liaison between the branch and the legal department.  Perform complex, 'nonstandard' level research on a variety of legal documents presented at account opening via existing & new retail and private banking customers within established service level agreements.
Conduct research and analysis of laws that affect M&T and the specific legal documents & forms that are received.
Escalate questionable documents to Counsel’s Office for further consultation and review if unable to make a conclusive ruling/decision within department.
Work closely with other internal departments/areas across M&T Bank Corporation and its subsidiaries. These include, but not limited to, Counsel’s Office, Banking Services, Branches, Private Banking, Centralized Branch Operations, and Client Services.
Provide job coaching and mentoring of junior team members.
Participate in departmental or bank-wide projects as needed.
Works under general supervision but is required to exercise good judgment and discretion in:
  • Recognizing exceptional situations
  • Bringing exceptional situations to the attention of immediate supervisor and/ Counsel’s Office
  • With immediate supervisor and/or Counsel’s Office, handling exceptional situations
The incumbent is responsible for discussing with supervisor any issues/questions regarding legal documents
The position has substantial contact with internal departments/positions within M&T Bank Corporation and its subsidiaries, to include but not limited to Counsel’s Office, Banking Services, Branch personnel, Centralized Branch Operations, and Client Services
Mentors junior team members
Bachelor’s Degree
Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent word processing, spreadsheet and email software
Customer Service Experience.  Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
Proven  knowledge of laws regarding various legal documents in different states
Demonstrated work leadership skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.  Ability to exercise good judgment and sound discretion. Proven organizational and prioritization skills
Some knowledge or expertise with Power of Attorney, Trust Agreements, Estates, Death Certificates, Guardianship and Divorce Papers
Paralegal certification
One to three years paralegal experience or closely aligned skills and work experience in a large law firm
Knowledge of departmental systems/applications and software
Prior branch or departmental experience
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