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McManus & Associates Is Hiring! Join Our Team as an Administrative Professional

McManus & Associates is hiring an Administrative Professional to join our team! Please find more details about the position below and email your resume to in order to apply.

POSITION TITLE: Administrative Professional

LOCATION: New Providence, NJ

REPORTS TO: Department Heads and CEO


We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as an administrative professional.

About McManus & Associates:

McManus & Associates is a boutique estate planning and wealth advisory law firm representing successful and engaging individuals and families in media, academics, finance and business with domestic and international assets. The firm was named one of the “10 great places to work” in New Jersey by New York Enterprise Report, as well as a finalist for the international “Boutique Firm of the Year” for two out of the last three years by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. The McManus & Associates team is comprised of detail-oriented, accomplished and kind individuals, who are passionate about achieving client objectives. For more in-depth information on firm history and accolades, please visit

Why work for McManus & Associates?

  • Competitive pay
  • Invaluable experience to support upward mobility in your career
  • Supportive and welcoming team
  • Medical benefits

Essential Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will present herself/himself in an elegant and professional manner as a face of the firm and support the department heads and the CEO.

  • Handle incoming calls
  • Greet clients and escort them to appropriate conference rooms
  • Process mail
  • Work with Department Heads to create bills in Clio and email them to clients
  • Process credit cards from clients who are either meeting at the firm or calling in with payment
  • Draft engagement and retainer letters for group and send to clients
  • Draft correspondence for Chief Executive of the Firm
  • Maintain firm’s client files (create them when client is signed and work with Department Heads when matter is closed to file appropriately)
  • Purchase office supplies
  • Learn Lexicata, Clio and Lawpay, the firm’s three primary tracking, billing and payment systems
  • Schedule initial client consulting calls, maintain the calendar, monitoring CEO emails, confirm meetings 1-2 days prior to scheduled time
  • Work 9:00 – 6:00 Monday through Friday

Qualifications and Background


  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • Microsoft Office proficiency, with an emphasis on Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficient written communication ability

Work Experience:

  • Administrative experience required
  • No legal experience necessary


McManus Featured as One of New York’s Leading Lawyers in New York Mag

John O. McManus, Founding Principal of McManus & Associates, was featured as one of New York’s Leading Lawyers in a special section of award-winning New York Magazine. Here’s a picture of the plaque celebrating the special recognition. McManus & Associates congratulates you, John, for being chosen as a “Leader in the Law”!

McManus & Associates Named Boutique Firm of the Year Finalist for Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Awards

McManus & Associates, a top-rated estate planning law firm celebrating 25 years of success, today announced that it has been named a Boutique Firm of the Year Finalist by the international Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) for the organization’s 2017/18 Private Client Awards. STEP is a prestigious, invitation-only worldwide organization of estate planners who advise international families on their global interests.

McManus & Associates Named One of AI’s Top 50 Legal Elite

AI Legal Elite

McManus & Associates has been named one of Acquisition International’s (AI) Top 50 Legal Elite. According to its website, “AI is a monthly magazine that seeks to inform, entertain, influence, and shape the global corporate conversation through a combination of high quality editorial, rigorous research and an experienced and dedicated worldwide network of advisors, experts and contributors.” It has over 108,500+ subscribers that range from business leaders to investors.

VIDEO: John McManus Presents Estate Planning 101 at FAE

John O. McManus recently presented on Estate Planning Basics at the Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE). Sharing compelling client examples and colorful analogies to aid understanding, McManus discussed Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and Living Wills.

In addition to learning about essential estate planning vehicles, watch video of the presentation below for answers to important questions related to estate tax planning and planning for incapacity.

Founder of McManus & Associates Honored by YMCA with Spirit Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

The Somerset Hills YMCA of New Jersey recently held its 3rd Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards & Annual Campaign Victory Celebration. Members of the community joined together to recognize the far-reaching benefits of volunteerism and the selfless spirit in which it is offered. As such, Spirit Awards were presented to thank Y volunteers who “have made an impact” and inspire “by giving of themselves selflessly to benefit the Y and its members.”

John O. McManus, founder of McManus & Associates, was honored to receive a Spirit Award in the Living Our Cause category on this “Night of Stars,” the theme of the evening. John donated his talents in the volunteer area of Board of Directors/Annual Campaign/Planned Giving to benefit the Somerset Hills YMCA, a big-hearted organization that touches lives throughout the community.

McManus & Associates Named Finalist for STEP Private Client Awards

Boutique Firm of the Year

We’re excited to share that McManus & Associates has been named a finalist in the category “Boutique Firm of the Year” (sponsored by Citibank N.A.) for the STEP Private Client Awards 2013/2014. STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, is the leading worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning.

The STEP Private Client Awards highlight excellence among private client solicitors/attorneys, accountants, barristers, bankers, trust managers and financial advisors. So far, the Awards judges have assessed entries and shortlisted up to five nominees per category. To see the full list of categories and finalists, click here.

The Awards ceremony will take place on September, 18 2013 in London. Wish us luck!

John McManus called “best guy out there” in estate planning – Avvo client review

McManus & Associates Founding Principal John O. McManus recently received a client rating worth sharing on According to Avvo’s “About Us” page, the site “empowers consumers by rating lawyers, and having these real lawyers answer their questions – all for free.”

Reviewing John’s services, a client called John the “best guy out there” when it comes to tax and estate planning attorneys. The client gave John a perfect six stars – an “excellent” rating – overall and also when asked to rate him in the categories “Trustworthy,” “Responsive,” “Knowledgeable” and “Kept me in informed.”

Recommending John, here’s what the client had to say:

What a great place to walk into. John was great using metaphors to translate the legal language, but not reducing it to useless pieces. I felt like I was important to creating the plan and could really speak to the fine points of the strategies used when I had completed all my documents. Thanks for a highly personal and professional experience!

We greatly appreciate this feedback, and if you’re a client of McManus & Associates, we welcome your thoughts, too.

McManus & Associates Chosen as one of New York Enterprise Report’s “10 Great Places to Work”

McManus & Associates - A Great Places to WorkWe’re proud to announce that New York Enterprise Report has chosen McManus & Associates as one of the 10 Great Places to Work, citing our modern client philosophies and the opportunities and benefits offered to our employees.

“Forget the stuffy offices full of dark mahogany furniture found in traditionally conservative firms of estate and trust attorneys. McManus & Associates has created a modern law firm, both in interior design and client management philosophies. The firm encourages employees’ personal ownership of the work product within the framework of a team approach. Each employee becomes an integral part of the entire process.”

See the full feature here.