The Charlottesville office of McGuireWoods is seeking an Associate for their Private Wealth Services group.
A diversely skilled group, we provide a range of legal and financial assistance for our business and high-net-worth clients: business tax, employee benefits and executive compensation, and private wealth services. Key partners on our team draw from experience they gained as stakeholders and government officials who helped to shape the very laws, policies and enforcement measures we navigate daily on behalf of our clients.
We represent individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations and other business entities in tax audits at federal, state and local government levels. We also regularly represent clients before federal, state and local tax authorities; before state trial and appellate courts; and in U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, federal district courts and federal courts of appeals. Our private wealth services team focuses on the unique needs of high-net-worth clients around the globe, including estate planning, gift and estate tax law, and family business succession issues. Along with excellent benefits, McGuireWoods offers our attorneys a competitive salary with hours and merit bonus opportunities, billable hours credit for pro bono work, and a hybrid in office/remote option allowing flexibility and work-life balance.
McGuireWoods’ Private Wealth Services Team represents five of the wealthiest families in America. Our clients also include international entertainers, professional athletes, banks and other businesses, executors and trustees, and nonprofits. That depth and breadth of experience has led to repeated recognition in Chambers’ High Net Worth Guide as a top firm for wealth management, with 11 of the firm’s lawyers singled out for honors. Along with excellent benefits, McGuireWoods offers our attorneys a competitive salary with hours and merit bonus opportunities, billable hours credit for pro bono work, and a hybrid in office/remote option allowing flexibility and work-life balance.
Qualified candidates should have 1 – 4 years law firm experience in sophisticated estate planning, trust and estate administration, and fiduciary dispute matters, as well as business and income tax issues.
Excellent academic credentials and solid law firm work experience, including client interaction, are preferred.
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