Associate Attorney

Leesburg, VA
Aug 09, 2019
Aug 23, 2019
Full Time
Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Attorney: Mid-Atlantic: Reports to Managing Bankruptcy Attorney, Orlans PC Innovative default law firm representing servicers and secured creditors seeking an Associate Attorney (3 to 7 years' experience) to support Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Practice Groups. This position is accountable to: (i) develop and share subject matter expertise with clients, partners and members of the firm (ii) review foreclosure and bankruptcy documents, including Chapter 7, Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 cases (both real and personal property; and (iii) attend hearings; and (iv) practice law as member of a team in our collaborative law firm team environment. Must be admitted in VA and willing to waive into MD and DC. Additional existing licenses are a plus: DC, MD, DE, MI, RI, NH & MA. Major Roles with Accountabilities: Role: BK Subject Matter Expert/Resource: Develop and share subject matter expertise with internal and external clients to move files and achieve client goals. In this role, the attorney is accountable to: * Timely advise clients and staff on file-specific legal matters; * Continuously improve and stay current with the law impacting our clients and our practice; * Develop knowledge to assist the managing bankruptcy attorneys with training staff and/or clients; * Develop knowledge to handle Chapter 7, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13 cases as they pertain to the role of secured creditors (both real and personal property); * Acquire basic knowledge of Chapter 11; * Handle mid-level escalated/litigated matters with guidance of managing bankruptcy attorney; * Acquire knowledge of underlying non-bankruptcy law and procedures, such as foreclosure and eviction, in the jurisdictions in which the attorney is admitted; * Conduct PACER reviews to determine whether foreclosure may proceed; * Assist other areas of practice with file-level issues regarding bankruptcy; * Assist other practice areas in the firm when necessary. Role: Legal Review/Proofer: Provide legal and compliance review of pleadings and documents necessary to achieve client objectives. In the role, the attorney is accountable to: * Review and sign all documents regularly prepared (POCs MFRs NOPCs, etc.) within 24 to 48 hours of being presented for review; * Ensure all pleadings and documents are in compliance with legal and client requirements; * Provide feedback to processors on reasons for rejected pleadings, documents and identify opportunities for improvement Role: BK Hearings Counsel: Prepare for and attend motion hearings on flat fee matters and represent clients in assigned contested matters that are billed hourly. In this role, the attorney is accountable to: * Handle dockets assigned from managing bankruptcy attorney; * Negotiate resolutions with opposing counsel when feasible; * Manage schedule for attendance at assigned hearings and cases; * Timely and adequate prepare for hearings * Attend all assigned hearings, or ensure that another attorney is adequately prepared to cover hearings when needed; * Monitor ECF receipts for dockets handled, timely escalate matters to client when escalated pleadings are filed; Become familiar with local rules and procedures, as well as judges in which the attorney regularly appears; * Correspond with opposing counsel and clients regarding all matters in files assigned to the attorney. * Manage assigned litigation files for appropriate jurisdictions; * Comply with client requirements on all aspects of case movement, including communications, escalations and hearing results; * Work with paralegals and other firm resources to meet court deadlines; * Advance client interest efficiently to achieve desired results as soon as feasible. Role: Oversight Partner: Oversee, educate, and collaborate with non-attorney staff in compliance with legal, ethical and client requirements to achieve client objectives. In this role, the attorney is accountable to: * Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of the law firm, processors and eTitle; * Oversee the progress of files to milestone targets; * Provide legal oversight to staff regarding legal and process requirements and the preparation of bankruptcy, foreclosure, surplus funds, interpleader, probate, and REO documents; * Provide legal counsel to eVantage to satisfy the Firm's contractual obligations in accordance with legal and ethical requirements; * Provide oversight of bankruptcy and foreclosure staff at file-level with an ability to explain legal concepts and operational processes created and distributed by the managing bankruptcy attorney. Orlans is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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