Private Clients, Trusts And Estates Associate Attorney Job in Washington, DC Near Me - 329802 |

Private Clients, Trusts And Estates Associate Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location District of Columbia - Washington

Job ID 8N5D329802

Experience Level Junior Associate

Job Experience Min. 2 - Max. 5 Years

Ranking 4 : Medium to Large Business $$$$

Estimated Salary Highest Salary Band in the Market

Practice Areas Trusts and EstatesEstate & Tax PlanningTrusts and Estates - General

2024-04-08 23:49:53

Job Overview: A law firm in Washington, DC, is seeking a dedicated Private Clients, Trusts, and Estates Associate Attorney to join their team. The ideal candidate will provide comprehensive legal support to high-net-worth individuals, families, and family offices in matters related to estate planning and trust administration.


  • Advise high-net-worth individuals, families, and family offices on estate planning matters.
  • Draft wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and ancillary documents.
  • Conduct research on tax implications of planning techniques.
  • Prepare client educational and summary materials.
  • Meet and communicate directly with clients to understand and advance their goals.
  • Handle estate and trust administration tasks.


  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in estate planning and trust administration.
  • Experience in drafting, implementing, and administering sophisticated lifetime and testamentary planning strategies.
  • Ability to work in an organized, efficient manner under minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and deal directly with clients.
  • A proactive approach to teamwork and collaboration.

Education and Certifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the Washington, DC bar or eligibility for admission via waiver.
  • Any relevant certifications in estate planning or trust administration would be advantageous.


  • Proficiency in legal research and writing.
  • Strong understanding of tax implications related to estate planning.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in document drafting.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage workload effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

This large DC firm is known as a place that offers a broad and sophisticated practice, while also being very family friendly. Although salaries are slightly less than competitor firms as associates become more senior, this is reflected in the lower billable hour requirement, which seems to be welcomed by associates that seem to value a more balanced work and personal life. We hear that associates are treated with respect, the culture is exceptionally diverse and progressive, and pro bono work is valued beyond mere lip service.

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