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Lateral Opportunities

Atlanta Positions:

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Tax Attorney - Atlanta 

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is searching for an Associate Attorney for its Tax Controversy Section in Atlanta, Georgia.  The ideal candidate will have 4 to 6 years of tax controversy experience in a law firm environment, excellent client relationships and interpersonal skills, and a strong academic background.  Candidates that are currently with an accounting firm will also be considered.

Qualifications:

  • 4 to 6 years of tax controversy experience in a law firm environment
  • LL.M. in Tax strongly preferred, but not required
  • Experience with tax controversy, disputes, litigation, audits, appeals (practical experience with tax disputes)
  • Experience with federal income and estate/gift tax issues
  • Strong academic and employment credentials
  • Member of the Georgia Bar a plus
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form with strong attention to detail
  • Strong, proven writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, as well as within a team environment involving extensive collaboration with other attorneys, paralegals, and office staff

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in projects in the various areas of the firm's Tax Controversy Section
  • Represent individual and company clients in tax and business matters, including the review and analysis of complex tax matters.
  • Interface with IRS agents, Appeals Officers, and government attorneys at IRS Counsel and DOJ Tax Division.
  • Build relationships with existing clients, including involvement in networking and business development activities

Qualified candidates should forward their resumes to Bonnie Lewis at Bonnie.Lewis@chamberlainlaw.com.

Trusts & Estates/Tax Planning Attorney - Atlanta 

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is searching for junior to senior-level Associate Attorneys to join our Trusts & Estates practice in Atlanta, Georgia.  The ideal candidates will have a minimum of 2 years with excellent client relationships and interpersonal skills. 

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of Trusts & Estate Planning experience in a law firm environment
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Experience with complex drafting of wills and trusts including GRATs, Installment Sales to Grantor Trusts with formula valuation, CLAT/CRUT, and similar documents
  • Significant family business succession planning experience
  • Significant high net worth tax return preparation and review
  • Familiarity with the income taxation of individuals, trusts, estates, corporations, and partnerships
  • Top academic credentials
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a team approach
  • Must be admitted to practice in Georgia
  • Bill a minimum of 1850 hours per year

Qualified candidates should forward their resumes to Bonnie Lewis at Bonnie.Lewis@chamberlainlaw.com.

Real Estate Associate - Atlanta

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is searching for a mid-level Real Estate Associate Attorney to join a busy Real Estate practice in Atlanta, Georgia.  The ideal candidate will have 4 to 6 years of commercial real estate and dispute resolution experience in a law firm environment, with excellent client relationships and interpersonal skills. 

 Qualifications:

  • 4 to 6 years of experience as a practicing lawyer in private practice
  • Strong drafting, research, and organizational skills
  • Experience with title matters, closings, leases, and minor real estate dispute resolution – complex litigation experience is not necessary
  • A desire to work on different types of matters within real estate (every case/closing/lease will be different)
  • Experience in making court appearances in simple litigation matters, such as dispossessories/evictions
  • Experience in the commercial arena (not residential)
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Bar membership in Georgia (can be pending or anticipated)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handle minor real estate dispute resolution
  • Draft commercial leases and other related documents as requested
  • Review documents with excellent attention to detail
  • Interface with clients in a professional manner
  • Bill a minimum of 1850 hours per year

Qualified candidates should forward their resumes to Bonnie Lewis at Bonnie.Lewis@chamberlainlaw.com.

Houston Positions:

Intellectual Property Associate Attorney

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is searching for an Associate Attorney with an Electrical Engineering background for its Intellectual Property Section in its Houston, Texas office. The candidate will be responsible for a broad range of intellectual property services, including patent drafting and prosecution, legal opinions, technology transactions, and litigation and expanding into active participation in developing and implementing IP strategy. Ideal candidate will have at least 2–5 years of strong patent drafting and prosecution in a law firm environment, excellent writing and communication skills, client relationship and interpersonal skills, and a strong academic background. Candidates that are currently with a corporate in-house team will also be considered but must have direct drafting and prosecution experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in projects in the various areas of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Section, including patent drafting and prosecution, opinions, technology transactions, and litigation.
  • Providing cost effective and efficient IP services tailored to the needs of the Firm’s clients, including interacting globally with clients’ technical, business, and legal personnel.
  • Independently managing a docket of applications and patents with associated deadlines on a global basis, including managing direct communications with client personnel as well as the Firm’s paralegals and support staff.
  • Maintaining an understanding of the relevant client businesses, including knowledge of business and technology strategies, R&D activities, commercialization plans, and IP portfolios.
  • Collaborating with client technical, business and legal personnel to align IP strategies with business, technology, and commercialization plans.
  • Implementing IP strategies in a cost- and resource-efficient way, including the securing and maintaining of appropriate worldwide protection for patents, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, publication strategies, general IP counseling, etc.
  • Maintaining expertise in U.S. patent laws and a working knowledge of patent laws, regulations and processes throughout the world.
  • Demonstrating commercial acumen and drive to continuous improvement, including working with clients on opportunities to monetize or otherwise create tangible value from IP.
  • Building relationships with existing clients, including involvement in networking and business development activities.

Qualifications:

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • 2–5 years of direct patent drafting and patent prosecution.
  • Strong academic and employment credentials required.
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a strong academic institution.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Outstanding analytical skills, conscientious, reliable, eye for quality and detail.
  • Result and value focused, able to independently manage priorities and deadlines under pressure, pro-active collaborator and business partner, providing actionable advice despite remaining uncertainties, commercial acumen.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, as well as within a team involving extensive collaboration with other attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. 

Interested candidates in this position may submit resumes here. 

Philadelphia and San Antonio Positions:

To inquire about lateral opportunities, please send an e-mail to Jennifer Tuohy, Events and Recruiting Coordinator, at Jennifer.Tuohy@chamberlainlaw.com.