Estate Planning Attorney
Job Description

Estate Planning Attorney Job Description

Estate Planning Attorney Job Overview

An estate planning attorney advises clients on issues related to how wealth and property are dispersed upon someone's death. The primary responsibility of the estate planning attorney is to consult with clients to determine their wishes and prepare required documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives. Legal aspects of estate planning may include knowledge of family law, taxation law, inheritance law, as well as concerns of community property, joint ownership, and charitable contributions. A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school is required for this position. You must also take and pass the state bar exam in the state where you intend to practice.

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Estate Planning Attorney Job Summary

Our expanding law firm is looking for an experienced estate planning attorney. We require a highly analytical applicant with excellent negotiation and organizational abilities who is available to work full time. You will prepare documents such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney as our estate planning attorney. This role carries a great deal of responsibility and seeks to eliminate questions regarding how an estate should be managed. Our ideal candidate will have extensive estate planning knowledge, be a qualified attorney, and have excellent written communication abilities. Please apply if this describes you!

Location

Ashburn, VA

Estate Planning Attorney Responsibilities

  • Communicate with clients about plans for dispersing their assets
  • Prepare wills, trusts, and power of attorney documents
  • Provide clients with information about retirement plans, charitable contributions, and insurance choices
  • Advocate on behalf of clients by understanding their needs, effectively analyzing the situation, and forming a strategy for a plan of action
  • Work closely with paralegals and senior partners to ensure swift action through the civil litigation process
  • Represent clients in court proceedings as needed
  • Maintain client files to ensure they are properly organized and up to date

Estate Planning Attorney Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a legal background and J.D. degree are required
  • Experience at a legal firm working on estate planning and probate law issues for at least 1-2 years is required
  • Active membership with the ABA (American Bar Association)
  • Working knowledge of title insurance, wills, trusts, property management, and residential and commercial real estate law, including litigation
  • Excellent communication skills, especially in highly stressful and emotional situations

Estate Planning Attorney Compensation

$89,773 (National Average)

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