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Associate Attorney

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Min 4 yrs required


West Chester, PA

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Sep 03,2017
Practice Area
Tax >> Tax - General
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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Associate Attorney Duties: Handles a variety of legal matters in the areas of estates, trust, tax, business and wealth planning and related transactions. Provides extensive drafting, research, and other legal support to attorneys in the Estates, Trusts and Wealth Management Practice Group. Drafts Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, charitable trusts, QPRT s, family limited partnership agreements, and other documents for clients with wide-ranging net worths. Works with estate paralegals to handle the administration of estates and trusts. Prepares and reviews contracts, business filings, and other documents relevant to corporate, tax, and other business matters. Assists with sophisticated income tax matters, wealth transfer planning, trusts and estates, probate and closely-held business matters and related transactions. Handles a broad range of tax issues affecting both individuals and entities, able to draft simple and/or complex planning documents, supervises the preparation of both federal and state tax returns and performs all aspects of estate planning and administration. Communicates with clients and other parties involved in transactions and other legal representations. Performs other duties as required.

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Qualifications: Must be admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with Delaware a plus. An LL.M. in Tax or CPA designation or in process highly preferred. 4+ years law firm experience in Estates, Trust, Tax and Wealth Planning, and strong experience in drafting complex estate planning documents with outstanding scrivener skills. Experience in estate and tax planning for high net worth individuals and families, as well as experience with estate administration, business succession, charitable planning, and taxation issues. Experience in preparing and reviewing estate, inheritance, gift and fiduciary income tax returns. Prefer a candidate who brings some existing law practice, and has desire and ability to develop his or her own client base. Must be an excellent, detail-oriented draftsperson, have solid knowledge and understanding of estate, inheritance, fiduciary income and gift tax rules. Must be a self-starter with excellent planning and organization skills. Must be highly motivated and able to work independently. Must be able to interact effectively with clients, have polished communication skills (both oral and written). Possesses a strong work ethic, excellent academic credentials, strong legal research and writing skills. Ability to work as a team player, and show a commitment to exceptional work product as well as client service. Possesses strong decision-making, critical thinking and active listening skills. Must be results-oriented and able to build a positive work environment. Strong computer skills required, specifically Lexis or Westlaw and MS Word for Windows. Maintains professional, courteous manner with all clients, vendors and fellow employees.

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