Job Details

Trust & Estates Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 09, 2020

Posted on

Mar 05, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States


Practice Area
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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The Position:

The focus of this role will be to work directly with high net worth foreign and domestic individuals and their advisors on all aspects of international and domestic estate and trust planning.


  • Strong academic credentials (JD required; LLM is a plus);
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in trust and estate planning;
  • Ability to multitask in a high-paced environment;
  • Strong drafting, writing, and communication skills;
  • Experience drafting domestic and international trust documentation;
  • Experience in probate proceedings, drafting of domestic trusts, drafting complex wills and gift planning documentation, and all aspects of domestic planning;
  • Ability to lead a project from start to finish, including maintaining constant communication with clients, advisors, and senior attorneys on a matter;
  • Desire to learn about overall firm practice and governance, including other departments such as corporate, tax, and real estate; and
  • Experience with Excel.

The following experience is preferred but not required

  • Knowledge and experience in the preparation of foreign grantor trusts, buy-sell agreements, family limited partnerships, irrevocable trust instruments, grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, dynasty trusts, directed trusts, sales to defective grantor trusts, and decanting.
  • General knowledge of income taxation of trusts and estates as well as gift tax concerns associated with trust and estates;
  • General knowledge of corporate structuring, particularly use of offshore corporations for acquisitions of US assets.
  • International experience is a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Company info

Grant, Herrmann, Schwartz & Klinger, L.L.P.

Company Profile

We specialize in the representation of high-net-worth foreign and domestic clients on all of their US investment activity with a strong focus on tax planning, corporate structuring, trust and estate planning, and real estate. Our team helps families and their financial and legal advisors from all over the world to structure our clients’ assets in an efficient manner with a focus on wealth preservation and succession planning. We advise on all aspects of wealth structuring, tax implications, and acquisitions. We are a boutique firm based in New York City and have been working with foreign and domestic high net worth clients since our formation in 1946.

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