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Wealth & Institutional Services Paralegal in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 11/17/2018

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M&T Bank

Wealth & Institutional Services Groups/Global Capital Markets Paralegal

Buffalo, NY

The successful candidate will be located in Buffalo, New York and will be a Paralegal supporting the Legal Department.  The candidate will provide legal support to attorneys in the M&T Bank/Wilmington Trust (together, “M&T”) Global Capital Markets division (“GCM Division”). The position requires extensive interaction with attorneys in the GCM Division and internal business unit clients.  Specific duties will include:

 Working under the general supervision of attorneys in the GCM Division

Acting as a liaison between the attorneys and internal business unit clients with respect to legal advice and legal review of contracts and documents

Conducting legal research and assisting with the redlining, preparation and drafting of legal contacts, documents, correspondence and charts/spreadsheets

Supporting the (i) intake of requests by internal business unit clients for the GCM Division attorneys to review Trust Agreements, Indentures and other contracts to be entered into or agreed by M&T, and (ii) maintaining logs to track those incoming requests and outgoing legal reviews

 Supporting the (i) intake of requests by the internal business unit clients for the GCM Division attorneys to prepare Non-Disclosure Agreements, Powers of Attorney, Escrow Agreements, Custody Agreements, and other similar types of agreements/forms, (ii) assisting with the preparation of those types of agreements and forms using a M&T template form and checklists and  (iii) maintaining a log to track those outgoing agreements and forms

 Supporting the (i) intake of requests by the internal business unit clients for the legal review of certain other contracts and documents, such as engagement letters for the retention of outside counsel/law firms and other service providers, (ii) assisting with the provision of comments and redlined changes to those contracts and documents, and (iii) maintaining a log to track those contracts and documents

Perform other assignments as may be requested

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent in work experience

Paralegal certification

At least three (3) years paralegal experience (or closely allied skills and work experience)

Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel and database applications

Computerized and traditional legal research skills

Ability to work under pressure and to function professionally with a wide range of clients on all levels (management and non-management)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and independently

Ability to balance a range of priorities and meet deadlines

Ideal Qualifications
We encourage candidates with relevant military experience to apply.

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. M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas. M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.