MacElree Harvey, LLC

Associate Attorney

West Chester, PA

Associate Attorney | West Chester, PA

 MacElree Harvey has an excellent opportunity for an Estate and Trust, Business, Tax and Wealth Planning Associate to join our highly-regarded law firm based in West Chester, PA.  This firm offers the opportunity to work with top-level clients, working on interesting, complex matters, while enjoying a collegial environment.

Responsibilities

  • Handles a variety of legal matters in the areas of estates, trust, tax, business and wealth planning and related transactions.
  • Provides extensive drafting, research, and other legal support to attorneys in the Estates, Trusts and Wealth Management Practice Group.
  • Drafts Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, charitable trusts, QPRT’s, family limited partnership agreements, and other documents for clients with wide-ranging net worths.
  • Works with estate paralegals to handle the administration of estates and trusts. 
  • Prepares and reviews contracts, business filings, and other documents relevant to corporate, tax, and other business matters.
  • Assists with sophisticated income tax matters, wealth transfer planning, trusts and estates, probate and closely-held business matters and related transactions.
  • Handles a broad range of tax issues affecting both individuals and entities, able to draft simple and/or complex planning documents, supervises the preparation of both federal and state tax returns and performs all aspects of estate planning and administration.
  • Communicates with clients and other parties involved in transactions and other legal representations.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Background and Experience

  • 4 or more years law firm experience in Estates, Trust, Tax and Wealth Planning, and strong experience in drafting complex estate planning documents with outstanding scrivener skills.
  • Must be admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with Delaware a plus. An LL.M. in Tax or CPA designation or in process highly preferred. 
  • Experience in estate and tax planning for high net worth individuals and families, as well as experience with estate administration, business succession, charitable planning, and taxation issues.
  • Experience in preparing and reviewing estate, inheritance, gift and fiduciary income tax returns.
  • Prefer a candidate who brings some existing law practice, and has desire and ability to develop his or her own client base. 
  • Must be an excellent, detail-oriented draftsperson, have solid knowledge and understanding of estate, inheritance, fiduciary income and gift tax rules.
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent planning and organization skills. Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must be able to interact effectively with clients, have polished communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Possesses a strong work ethic, excellent academic credentials, strong legal research and writing skills.
  • Ability to work as a team player, and show a commitment to exceptional work product as well as client service.
  • Possesses strong decision-making, critical thinking and active listening skills.
  • Must be results-oriented and able to build a positive work environment.
  • Strong computer skills required, specifically Lexis or Westlaw and MS Word for Windows.
  • Maintains professional, courteous manner with all clients, vendors and fellow employees.

 Benefits

  • MacElree Harvey offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, long term disability and 401k plan.  
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