Current Opportunities in the SF Bay Area

Tax, Estate Planning Associates, Executive Compensation and ERISA Associates

Our clients are looking for top associates in the classes of 2010-2018. Experience in at least one of these areas is required: general corporate tax, controversy, equity compensation, employee benefits, estate planning, executive compensation, and ERISA. Our clients will consider associates who want to relocate to California as long as they are with prestigious firms currently, even if they need to take the California bar. Please contact Barbara Levenson to discuss opportunities in your practice area: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com.

Representative Opportunities for Tax, Estate Planning Associates, Executive Compensation and ERISA Associates

Great opportunity to switch into trust and estates work! Our client is a top-tier trust and estates firm located on the Mid-Peninsula between San Francisco and Palo Alto. They have an immediate opening for a full time trust and estates associate. This is a great opportunity switch the focus of your practice. Equivalent experience eligible for re-tooling include: tax-oriented real property and corporate transactional practices. Matters include estate and tax planning for high net worth individuals and families, estate administration, income tax, transfer tax and charitable planning, as well as pass-through entity (LLCs and LPs), and business succession planning. Experience and expertise in Federal and California tax law required. Must have at least three years of experience, top credentials, and be a member of the California bar.

Highly regarded transactional boutique law firm in San Francisco is adding a mid-level tax associate. The ideal candidate will have three-five years of top law firm experience advising in all areas of federal income tax, including corporate and partnership transaction planning, executive compensation, and tax-free exchanges. While the position is not specialized in international tax, some experience in that area would be helpful. The candidate must have strong analytical abilities and be comfortable working on a variety of federal income tax topics. Salary dependent upon experience. The firm pays an hourly bonus (calculated based on base salary) for each hour billed in excess of 1,440 per year. This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys who are looking for an alternative to big law but still desire a sophisticated practice. Top credentials and CA bar required.

Top Silicon Valley Am Law 100 firm is looking for executive compensation associates with 1-4 years of experience.

Top Am Law 100 firm is adding a mid-level trusts and estates associate in Silicon Valley. The team focuses on servicing the trusts and estates needs of high net worth individuals and families. The successful candidate will have broad exposure to will drafting, estate planning, estate and trust administration, and settlement. Candidates should have a tax background, LL.M. in tax is preferred.

Top San Francisco full-service mid-sized firm paying top compensation is adding a senior corporate tax attorney with 8-10 years of experience.

Top Am Law 100 firm is adding a mid-level associate in San Francisco or Silicon Valley. Successful candidates must have experience representing public and private companies with respect to tax and securities law issues in connection with equity-based arrangements and other types of incentive compensation plans. Additional experience with ERISA, employee benefits or general employment law matters is preferred but not required.

Top Am Law 100 firm is looking to add senior associates in San Francisco. The ideal candidate will have at least seven years of solid health and welfare benefits experience.

Trusts and Estates litigation opportunity in a great Mid-Peninsula location. Would you like to work regular hours (9am-5pm most of the time), and still be able to pay your bills? We have an exciting opportunity with a highly respected boutique trust and estate litigation firm. Our client is looking to add litigation associates with 2-5 years of experience. While prior on-point experience is a plus, the firm will re-tool top litigators who have a strong interest in switching into trusts and estates litigation. Top credentials and CA bar required. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Top Am Law 100 firm is looking for a junior-mid-level corporate tax associate in Silicon Valley or San Francisco and will consider more senior candidates. Ideally, the candidate will have at least one or two full years of experience dedicated to tax-related work on transactions (e.g., M&A, capital markets, finance, partnerships, etc.) Top credentials required.

Please note we have additional opportunities available. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more information: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com.

Associates in other practice areas

Please contact Barbara Levenson to discuss opportunities in your practice area: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com.

Partner Recruitment

Our clients include Am Law 100 and 200 law firms, mid-sized firms, and boutiques. These firms are seeking to add lateral partners or small groups in a variety of practice areas. Portable books of business required range from $500K to $1M+, depending on seniority, and practice area. Billing rates $400.00+. Please contact Barbara Levenson: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com to discuss the platform you need to take your practice to the next level.