Legal Jobs In Rochester and Western New York

Foreclosure Prevention Paralegal (posted 4/20/18)
Rochester, NY- Full time, Non-exempt position - Empire Justice Center, a highly respected, statewide nonprofit law firm, is seeking a Foreclosure Prevention Paralegal to join our team.  This is an opportunity to join one of the most effective organizations serving low-income individuals and families in New York State.  Empire Justice Center attracts and employs dedicated, determined and passionate advocates who, together, make a significant impact on the lives of low-income New Yorkers.  We achieve our successes through direct legal representation and high impact litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, and by providing training and technical assistance to other advocates who are working towards the same goals.

Our organization offers staff an exciting and dynamic working environment and a strong commitment to teamwork, diversity, and personal/professional development.

The Position:
The position will be part of the Foreclosure Prevention Unit. The focus of the position will be to serve low-income homeowners who are unable to meet current mortgage obligations and to provide support for the Unit as a paralegal.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct in-depth client and preliminary intake interviews;
  • Analyze household/client budgets;
  • Perform internet research and data collection;
  • Manage and organize physical files for clients;
  • Assist with grant reporting and tracking;
  • Manage the collection and submission of loss mitigation applications;
  • Manage high volumes of information from multiple outside agencies and clients;
  • Provide support for foreclosure prevention staff on litigation and policy projects; and,
  • Respond to calls from clients and outside agencies in an efficient and timely manner.


  • A strong desire to aid low-income homeowners in advocating for the retention of their homes;
  • Solid oral, written, organizational, administrative and computer skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills;
  • Experience with community-based organizations and client outreach a plus;
  • Associates Degree or paralegal certificate, or minimum 2 years of relevant experience; and,
  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish is desired but not required.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the organization's salary scale. Empire Justice Center offers a generous benefits package, including health insurance, pension and life insurance, vacation, holiday, personal and sick time.  We are an organization that supports and encourages a work/life balance.

Empire Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force.  People of color, women, persons with disabilities, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted until close of business May 1, 2018. Candidates that receive an interview will be asked to provide a writing sample prior to interview date. If interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Rebecah Corcoran at the email address below. No phone calls or hard copies please.

Rebecah Corcoran
Human Resources Manager
Empire Justice Center

Health Law Attorney, Hodgson Russ LLP (posted 4/10/18)

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking a Health Law attorney for its Buffalo, Albany, or New York City offices. The health law group counsels hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, behavioral health providers, disability service providers and licensed professionals and represents many non-profit, public, and for-profit health care organizations, including some of the largest hospital systems in New York State.

The successful candidate must have three or more years of relevant experience dealing with Federal and New York State health law regulatory issues (such as the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, the False Claims Act, similar state laws) as well as transactional matters (such as preparation, review and negotiation of contracts and corporate documents for healthcare providers). 

Stellar academic credentials and excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required. Experience in non-profit and tax exemption issues, administrative proceedings, or in reimbursement/compliance issues for health systems, hospitals, long term care providers, managed care organizations, or medical groups is a plus.

Interested candidates should visit the career page of our website.

Mortgage Lending Paralegal, Underberg & Kessler LLP (posted 4/10/18)

We are seeking a real estate paralegal to join our mortgage lending department in our Rochester office.  This position requires significant knowledge of residential mortgage transactions.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Draft documents related to all types of residential loan transactions
  • Prepare Loan Estimates and Closing Disclosures utilizing a working knowledge of T.R.I.D.
  • Handle accounting functions related to closings
  • Conduct detailed title, survey and zoning analysis, and review of real property tax records
  • File and project organization
  • Coordinate and conduct closings

Ideal candidate must have: 3+ years of mortgage lending experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills; excellent client service; ability to manage multiple tasks and minimal errors; accurate drafting and proofing of legal documents; and be highly motivated.

Please submit your resume to:
Kimberly A. Coumou
Director of Financial Services
Underberg & Kessler LLP
300 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, NY 14604 or


Creditors’ Rights Attorney, Davidson Fink LLP (posted 4/9/18)

Davidson Fink LLP, located in downtown Rochester, NY, is looking for a qualified Creditors’ Rights Attorney. 

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years' experience including, but not limited to, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy or foreclosure.  Strong academic credentials, writing skills and work ethic, along with a desire to become part of a team are a must.  Admission to the New York State Bar required. 

The position requires the management of a significant number of cases, preparation, review and approval of foreclosure related pleadings, and representation of clients at hearings, mediations and other court appearances. 

This opportunity offers challenging work, a friendly, collegial environment and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidate should send a resume and cover letter to Heather CM Rogers, Esq.;

Trusts & Estates and Real Estate Associate, Miller Mayer LLP (posted 3/20/18)

Ithaca’s largest law firm is looking for an attorney with at least two years of experience for our T&E and Real Estate practice groups.  We anticipate hiring a candidate whose primary focus will be Trusts and Estates work, but who is willing to assist with Real Estate matters as needed. 

T&E:  Our sophisticated estate planning and estate administration team is looking for an attorney to work with our stable, loyal client base.  Duties include counseling clients, analyzing tax and family issues, and preparing appropriate documents.  Relevant experience preferred but not necessary.

Real Estate: Our firm’s real estate clients include developers, lenders, business owners and individual home owners, and we are looking for an attorney to work with both our commercial and residential real estate clients.  Duties include counseling clients, contract negotiation, title review, representing clients though the purchase and sale process, as well as preparing and reviewing appropriate documents in conjunction with clients’ real estate projects.  Relevant experience preferred. 

If you are looking to join a dynamic practice in one of the East Coast’s most livable cities, this opportunity is for you. If you have excellent credentials, good client management skills, and are interested in working in a creative and family-friendly environment, please email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to for prompt and confidential consideration.

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