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Legal Document Analyst I - 3DGWK in Amherst, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 5/4/2018

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Legal Document Analyst I

626 Commerce Drive, Amherst, NY



This position is responsible for analyzing and processing all retail and commercial legal documents received by the Legal Document Processing Department, which effect restraints on customer deposit accounts or other asset accounts, or seek disclosure of customer information.  Documents include post-judgment restraints, levies, executions and court orders directing a freeze, release or payout on customer accounts.



• Receives various legal papers throughout the day. Legal papers include Restraints, Levies and Executions and Releases for New York State.

• Reviews the papers to determine that the proper entity is being served to determine which bank systems to search.

• Research each paper within internal bank systems to find a relationship.  If a relationship is found, build the file by printing out screen shots of applicable account profile screens, customer profile screens, hold screens, and transaction screens where necessary.  Create file worksheet in order to allow for appropriate quality check.

• Appropriately restrains customer’s accounts, either by holding the funds in the account(s) or moving to internal holding account, based on the type of legal paper received, NY state laws and bank procedures.  If applicable, charges a LDP fee.

• Creates notification letters to customers and the appropriate agencies.

• Fill out questions submitted by serving attorney/agency. Seek Management or Counsels office signature if needed. Sends responses to serving attorneys, courts when required within a restricted time frame.

• Answers calls from customers, attorneys, serving agencies and branches throughout the day.

• With appropriate signed authorization received, processes releases on customer’s accounts by removing holds or paying funds to specified parties from customer’s accounts.

• Issues checks with proper authority from all appropriate parties to release/satisfy legal obligation.

• Enters department safe area to retrieve checks each morning and abides by the daily and weekly audit procedures.

•  Reviews checks the following day to ensure that everything is appropriate to be sent to specified parties.



The Legal Document Processing Department is responsible for all legal documents served to M&T Bank.  This responsibility includes timely processing and/or appropriate distribution of legal papers for processing.


Paper Team - supports processing of tax levies, writs, executions, garnishments, seizures on accounts, seizures on safe deposit boxes, restraining notices and court orders.


It is important these legal papers are routed to Legal Document Processing as the Bank may have short time periods where action is required.



-Associates Degree or two years relevant work or bank operations experience.

-Proven research experience with attention to detail.

-Minimum of two years administrative/research/operations experience 

-Strong PC knowledge including Microsoft Word and Excel.

-Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

-Proven ability to multi-task and work under tight time constraints.

-Ability to exercise good judgment and sound discretion.

-Ability to recognize exceptional situations and address with management.



-Familiarity with various notices and legal documents.

-Previous experience with pertinent Bank applications and systems.

-Experience as a paralegal or legal assistant in a large law firm.


About M&T
At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T.  As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future.M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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