Monthly Archives: October 2008

Job of the Day – Tax Associate

 

Job #5074-MH1054
Job Title: Tax Associate
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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Mid – Level Tax Associate

Dynamic top-tier firm seeks a mid-level tax associate with experience in the design, implementation, and administration of qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans; including, but not limited to pension, 401(k), cash balance, non-qualified deferred compensation, tax-sheltered annuity, cafeteria, long-term disability, and severance plans.  The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years of law firm or equivalent experience in design, administration, and compliance work with respect to said plans.  Required experience includes but is not limited to working with benefit plans in regard to corporate transactions, fiduciary governance issues, plan terminations, and dispute resolution. 

Job of the Day – Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Associate

 

Job #5072-MH1054
Job Title: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Associate
Location: Philadelphia, PA

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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Associate

Premier law firm seeks highly skilled, mid-level Benefits associate for its Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. All interested candidates should have a minimum of 2 years’ employee benefits experience at a large law firm, consulting firm or governmental agency.

Job of the Day – Immigration Associate

 

Job #5066-MH1054
Job Title: Immigration Associate
Location: San Francisco, CA

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Immigration Associate

San Francisco office seeks an Immigration associate with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in immigration and nationality law, with emphasis in employment of foreign nationals. Knowledge and background in H-1B, L-1 and TN visas, PERM applications, and immigrant visa petitions required.  Excellent academic credentials along with California bar admission required.

Disbarred Attorneys Can Still Practice Law – Sort Of

 

It may come as a surprise to many to know that, in most states, disbarred attorneys are permitted to work as paralegals.  Only Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Wisconsin have a total ban against disbarred and suspended attorneys working as paralegals.

A lot of the work that is performed by paralegals is also practiced by attorneys.  This means that there is a potential for disbarred and/or suspended attorneys to cross the line into the illegal practice of law.  Allowing disbarred and suspended attorneys to practice as paralegals condones unethical behavior, puts the public at risk and creates further negative perceptions of the legal profession.  Allowing disbarred and suspended attorneys to work as paralegals minimizes the severity of the act that caused their disbarment and/or suspension

Those in favor of allowing suspended attorneys to work as paralegals or law clerks argue that working in the legal profession will allow the attorney to maintain legal skills and competency while addressing the issues that caused his/her suspension or disbarment.  When someone applies for reinstatement, the testimony of an attorney employer can be persuasive.

The role of a paralegal has evolved over time from glorified secretary to quasi-lawyer.  Paralegal duties include drafting pleadings and discovery documents, conducting legal research, interacting with various courts and court personnel and heavy client contact.  A paralegal is placed in a role of trust both with the employer and the public.  That trust is jeopardized when the “paralegal” is a suspended or disbarred attorney.

Would you want a disbarred attorney working on your case in any capacity?

 

 

Job of the Day – Health Care Associate

 

Job #5069-MH1054
Job Title: Health Care Associate
Location: San Francisco, CA

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Junior – Mid Level Health Care Associate

 

Top drawer firm seeks Junior – Mid Level health care associates for it’s national practice Ideal experience includes participation in health care business/finance transactions, reimbursement and/or compliance. This opening offers the opportunity to work with leading West Coast health systems on significant matters.  Strong academic background and excellent writing and communication skills required.

 

 

Job of the Day – Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Associate

 

Job #5072-MH1054
Job Title: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Associate
Location: Philadelphia, PA

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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Associate

Premier law firm seeks highly skilled, mid-level Benefits associate for its Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. All interested candidates should have a minimum of 2 years’ employee benefits experience at a large law firm, consulting firm or governmental agency.

Accept the Offer – Now.

 

The University of Michigan’s career services office’s advice for law students weighing summer associate positions may be good advice for any attorney considering a job offer – Accept.  Now.

The “money line” from the letter sent to students:

“To put it more bluntly, this is not the time to shop your offers or wait to see if a better one comes along,”

Sounds like good advice.

 

Job of the Day – Trust and Estate Associate

Job #5030-MH1054
Job Title: Trust and Estates
Location: Newark, NJ

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Junior to Mid Level Trust and Estate Associate 

National law firm seeks junior to mid level trust and estate associates to assist clients in tax and estate planning matters involving family owned and other privately owned enterprises including operating businesses, investment vehicles and family foundations.  Experience in succession planning, wealth preservation and the negotiation and preparation of marital agreements also desired.

 

Job of the Day – Tax partner

Job #5013-MH1054
Job Title: Tax Partner
Location: New York, NY

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Tax Partner

Seeking tax generalist to join growing tax practice. Candidate will handle many aspects of tax law including, transactional matters, tax planning, partnership, income tax law, real estate tax, joint ventures, hedge funds, private equity funds, etc. Candidate must have substantial experience in many different areas. Candidate must also be able to port $700,000 of tax business.

 

Job of the Day – Commercial Litigation

Job #5051-MH1054
Job Title: Commercial Litigation
Location: Phoenix, AZ

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Commercial Litigation

Phoenix office is seeking an associate with a minimum of 3 years experience in commercial litigation.  Excellent academics, written product and communication skills are required.  Experience in all aspects of motion and discovery practice needed.  This sophisticated litigation practice offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic, expanding and team-oriented atmosphere.