Patricia Devine is a paralegal who assists attorneys in client matters involving real estate, business transactions, estate planning and probate. When clients call, anxious about contracts or other documents, it’s often Pat’s soft and reassuring voice that tells them all is going as planned.
As a paralegal, Pat has myriad responsibilities. For example, in the sale or acquisition of property, she works with the seller or buyer by obtaining pertinent information, drafting and reviewing documents, and coordinating details to ensure the transaction concludes successfully. She also assists clients in residential leasing concerns.
For small business clients, Pat drafts documents required to establish the entity, maintains corporate records and ensures that filing deadlines are met. She also assists with drafting and reviewing contracts and other documents related to financial issues.
For attorneys whose clients have estate planning matters, she drafts wills, trusts, powers of attorney, marital property agreements, and other related documents. If the matter involves probate, Pat works closely with the Personal Representative and family by obtaining information from the client and various agencies, drafting documents, meeting with probate court commissioners, and updating the client regularly with status reports.