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.
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!
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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