Trusts and Estates Associate

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

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HMB Legal Counsel

Job Title: Associate Attorney – Trusts and Estates Group
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Hours: 1800 (minimum) client billable hours requirement; ability to service client needs when necessary
Reports to: Trusts & Estates Group Head

JOB SUMMARY/SCOPE:
The attorney will support a group of partners in HMB’s Trusts & Estates Group, with a focus on working with high net-worth clients and the administration of complex estates. Experience with tax planning and business succession is important. Successful candidate will be flexible self-starter who would enjoy being part of our collaborative team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design and drafting of their estate plans
Consult with and advise fiduciaries in probate and trust administration
Work with clients in connection with contested trust and tax matters, prepare and review estate and gift tax returns (including complex reporting and valuation issues)
Assist clients in the establishment of private foundations and other charitable vehicles.
Ability to effectively handle multiple projects and articulate legal strategies and courses of action
Strong writing and communication skills
Identifying and efficiently addressing client needs

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Juris Doctor degree; licensed to practice law in IL
3+ years of law firm experience

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to: Applications@hmblaw.com

HMB Legal Counsel is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the Human Resources Department.

To apply for this job email your details to evaldes@hmblaw.com