Mayer Brown LLP

Property Tax Paralegal

Location US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/24/2018 11:07 AM)
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# of Positions Remaining
Paralegal - Other
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 5:00 or 9:00 - 5:30
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Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 24 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.


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 very busy, highly regarded Real Estate department, in Chicago, as a Property Tax Paralegal.


  • Prepare and file appeals before the Cook County Assessor, Cook County Board of Review, Illinois Circuit Court and Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board
  • Manage the property tax database and appeal filing deadlines
  • Calculate assessments, market values, unit values and taxes
  • Read, comprehend and interpret County records, forms and data
  • Prepare client reporting materials, including design of multi-year tax and assessment summaries
  • Monitor multiple electronic and print sources for new regulations and laws that impact practice and clients


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Paralegal certificate from ABA approved paralegal program preferred
  • 1-3 years of law firm experience preferred
  • Solid computer skills; knowledge of MS Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint required
  • Strong math skills to calculate taxes, exemptions and refunds
  • Ability to analyze property tax record cards, legal descriptions and tax bills
  • Must be detail-oriented, able to work under deadline pressure and organize/prioritize work
  • Strong problem-solving skills and understand/follow written/oral instructions
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills required
  • Ability to lift or move up to 20 lbs 

We offer 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.


If Mayer Brown sounds like the right place for you, and if you have the qualifications we are seeking, please apply through the career section (no e-mailed resumes, please) on EOE m/f/d/v

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