(May 2017) We are looking for an estate planning associate with a strong academic background and three to five years experience (we will consider particularly strong candidates with slightly more or less experience).  Responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting wills, trusts, and associated estate planning documents
  • Estate planning advice
  • Estate and trust administration
  • Advising public charities and private foundations (formation and operation)

Pluses include (but not required):

  • Experience of cross-border planning
  • Fluency in one or more foreign languages (European, Asian, Middle Eastern)

The firm currently consists of six lawyers (2 partners, 3 senior associates, and one junior associate, with a second joining us in September) and 2 paralegals.  We serve high net worth private clients and families (U.S. and international).  Our office is located on Wilshire Boulevard across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and about a mile east of Beverly Hills.

The firm has an extremely collegial working environment.  We are a family friendly firm and the billable hours target is reasonable.  You will have an opportunity to have contacts with clients from early in your career and to learn from the very experienced team already in place.

Benefits include a competitive compensation package, including a 401(k) plan to which we contribute and to which you can also contribute; various health care choices subsidized by the firm; free parking; and three weeks of paid vacation. 

At this time, we are not interested in hearing from headhunters but we would be happy to receive recommendations from law schools.  We do request that you do not apply unless you meet the basic criteria listed above.

To apply, please send your resume, with contact information, to Michael Karlin.