Boutique trust and estate administration/litigation and taxation firm located in the heart of Silicon Valley seeking a full-time associate attorney to join its established firm. Successful candidate must have at least 2-5 years of litigation experience (probate litigation experience is preferred but not required). Successful candidate must also be admitted and in good standing with the California State Bar.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
â€¢ Research legal issues for trust and estate litigation matters
â€¢ Draft pleadings, discovery memoranda, motions and other legal documents
â€¢ Handle trust and estate litigation matters from inception through trial, including taking and defending depositions, propounding and responding to discovery, attending mediations and settlement negotiations
â€¢ Attend hearings on a regular basis in probate courts
â€¢ Make independent decisions and advise clients on pre-litigation and litigation matters
â€¢ Handle conservatorship or guardianship matters from initiation of proceedings to representation of conservators or guardians for the duration of these matters
â€¢ Handle probate administrations from initiation of proceedings to discharge of personal representative
â€¢ Communicate with IRS and/or State taxing agency by telephone, mail, facsimile, and/or email
â€¢ Negotiate with IRS and/or State taxing agency to release wage and/or bank levies
â€¢ Prepare and analyze financial documents to choose optimal resolution path for clients
â€¢ Other projects as assigned
â€¢ Demonstrate interest in probate and trust law and/or tax law
â€¢ Strong verbal and written communication skills
â€¢ Must possess attention to detail and strong organizational skills
â€¢ Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
â€¢ Ability to Multitask and meet deadlines
â€¢ Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage cases and clients independently
â€¢ Ability to analyze simple, complex & creative solutions, explain each to a client in simple English and help client select
the best solution for his or her situation based upon their goals and facts of the case.
To apply, please respond sending your resume, 1-2 writing samples along with your salary history and expectations to [email protected] All attachments must be in .pdf format.