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Legal Assistant

Thomas Kerns McKnight, LLP
Irvine, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

This position is on-site, Thomas Kerns McKnight, LLP is seeking an organized, detailed oriented, and goal driven individual to join our team. The Settlement, Negotiator would ideally develop relationships with creditors, collection agencies and attorney offices to negotiate on our client’s behalf for a reduced settlement on delinquent and/or charged off accounts.

We are looking for a stable long-term team member who is looking for a home to grow and is not afraid of putting in hard work. There is room for advancement within the organization.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Contact originating creditors, collection agencies and attorney offices in order to negotiate on clients’ behalf for a reduced settlement on delinquent and/or charged off accounts.
  • Develop relationships with, creditors, collection agencies and attorney offices to negotiate on our client’s behalf for a reduced settlement on delinquent and/or charged off accounts.
  • Calculate acceptable percentages for settlement according to guidelines set forth by the department.
  • Work an open list of clients in order to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Review client banking accounts to determine funds necessary to complete settlement and payment of company fees.
  • Gather and submit required documentation for approval and payment of accounts, not limited to transmittal and receipt of various e-faxes to and from creditors, collection agencies, and attorney offices.
  • Verify all funds available and approve all settlements.
  • Work closely with Negotiators to correct any errors on settlement requests.
  • Perform accurate data input into multiple systems as needed.
  • Process, document, and log payments by various payment methods: mail, phone, online, excel.
  • Experience with payment processing.
  • Handle all functions related to the posting, reversing, correction, recording and reporting of payments.
  • Reporting and various other tasks assigned by direct supervisor

 

Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be proficient with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong computer skills to accomplish tasks
  • Attentive to record keeping, documentation of work performed and required clerical tasks
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Prior collections or debt negotiation experience is preferred, but not required
  • Experience working in a goal or production environment is also preferred
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish)
  • Fundamental knowledge of FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

 

Compensation Includes:

  • Starting Hourly Rate $18 - $20 (DOE) + Bonuses
  • Paid Training
  • Medical, Dental and Vision provided after 90 days
  • Paid Holidays
  • PTO plans 

 

Thomas Kerns McKnight, LLP the essential supplies needed to keep organizations operational and productive. To protect the health and safety of our employees, we have modified our normal operating policies in response to COVID-19.

Company Description
Thomas Kerns McKnight, LLP is a consumer rights and advocacy law firm that focuses on personal finances and the available options to help consumers navigate these difficult financial times. Headquartered in Orange County, the attorneys and legal professionals of Thomas Kerns McKnight, assist client in several states across the country.

Thomas Kerns McKnight is a bankruptcy attorney and Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) with almost 40 years of experience. Mr. McKnight is a multi-faceted expert in matters surrounding finance and debt, new venture finance, and debt forensics. He is known for his skills on contract and leasing dissolution, reversal, conversion, novation, accords, and satisfactions. He is licensed to practice in Arizona, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. McKnight is also a member of the bars of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University (1970) and his Juris Doctor from Ohio State University (1972), where he was an Articles Editor for The Ohio State Law Journal. From 1963 to 1966, he was a U.S. Marine.

Thomas Kerns McKnight, LLP

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Thomas Kerns McKnight, LLP is a consumer rights and advocacy law firm that focuses on personal finances and the available options to help consumers navigate these difficult financial times. Headquartered in Orange County, the attorneys and legal professionals of Thomas Kerns McKnight, assist client in several states across the country. Thomas Kerns McKnight is a bankruptcy attorney and Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) with almost 40 years of experience. Mr. McKnight is a multi-faceted expert in matters surrounding finance and debt, new venture finance, and debt forensics. He is known for his skills on contract and leasing dissolution, reversal, conversion, novation, accords, and satisfactions. He is licensed to practice in Arizona, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. McKnight is also a member of the bars of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University (1970) and his Juris Doctor from Ohio State University (1972), where he was an Articles Editor for The Ohio State Law Journal. From 1963 to 1966, he was a U.S. Marine.

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