Property Tax Paralegal

Chicago, IL

Summary

If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our client’s Paralegal department in their Chicago office as a Property Tax Paralegal.

This role prepares and files appeals before the Cook County Assessor, Cook County Board of Review, Illinois Circuit Court, and Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board.  Manages a property tax database and appeal filing deadlines; requiring strong working knowledge of Treasurer, Clerk, and Recorder of Deeds offices and procedures relating to real estate taxation.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares and files appeals before the Cook County Assessor, Cook County Board of Review, Illinois Circuit Court, and Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board
  • Manages a property tax database and appeal filing deadlines; requiring strong working knowledge of Treasurer, Clerk, and Recorder of Deeds offices and procedures relating to real estate taxation
  • Advises attorneys on unique rules and filing requirements; identifies, reviews and analyzes relevant state and local tax laws and regulations; advises attorneys and clients on rule changes and the impact of those changes
  • Conceptualizes and prepares client reporting materials, including design of multi-year tax and assessment summaries that include specific data important to each client for analysis of their business; participates in business development and client relations initiatives including preparation of presentations and meetings with clients
  • Oversees workflow and prioritizes deadlines
  • Assess needs of practice group and clients to develop and manage the practice group’s tracking systems which include: managing evidence, data, filing and evidence submission deadlines; client and property information, jurisdictional filing deadlines, appeals, court and evidence submission dates; identify ways practice group must adapt to changing rules and technology administrative judicial bodies
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Paralegal certificate from ABA approved paralegal program, preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working in a law firm or major property tax consulting firm or public sector preferred
  • Experience preparing and filing appeals before the Cook County Assessor, Cook County Board of Review, Illinois Circuit Court, and Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, required
  • Experience preparing and filing Assessor and Board of Review appeals throughout Illinois, required
  • Must possess expertise in jurisdictional tax laws and rules, required
  • Proven ability to calculate assessments, market values, unit values, and taxes; and to read, comprehend, and interpret County records, forms and data
  • Familiarity with the Illinois property tax system at all level of appeals required
  • Familiarity with local Assessor, Treasurer, Clerk and Recorder offices and functions required
  • Ability to analyze property tax record cards, legal descriptions, and tax bills
  • Ability to calculate taxes, exemptions, and refunds
  • Possess advanced knowledge and solid understanding of practice area processes, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
  • Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
  • Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • May require occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.

Benefits

The anticipated salary range for this role is $83,000 – $130,000, nonexempt. Our client offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401 (k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 

 

Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Salary: $83,000 - $130,000

Date Active: 2.11.2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Not Exempt

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