Job title: Estate & Trust Attorney
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Legal
Expertise: Attorney
Skills: Estate Planning Trust Planning Legal Representation
Salary type: Annual
Location: Durham, NC
Job published: 12/02/2019
Job ID: 32077

Job Description

We are seeking an Estate/Trust Attorney to become a part of our client's team! You will represent clients in legal proceedings, draw up legal documents and advise clients on legal transactions.


  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies
  • Prepare and draft legal documents on behalf of clients
    • estate plans, including wills
    • revocable and irrevocable trusts
    • powers of attorney
    • premarital agreements, and
    • other estate planning documents.
  • Advise clients on business and legal transactions
  • Negotiate settlements for legal disputes
  • Comply with all legal standards and regulations
  • Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law


  • MUST have experience working with high net worth clients
  • Previous experience in law
  • Familiarity with various legal documents
    • generation skipping tax
    • family limited partnerships
    • limited liability companies
    • shareholder agreements
    • installment sales
    • and other related transactions 
    • The ideal candidate must also have experience with complex estate administrations include preparation/review of Forms 706 and 709
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to build rapport with clients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • highly collaborative and team-oriented
  • 3-5 years of trusts and estates experience

This Law Firm is a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment which is equally (or more) important than experience.

The law firm offers a competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and much more.