Withers LLP

US Tax Associate (1st – 3rd year US Qualified)

Job Description

Posted on: 
November 4, 2022

Private Client and Tax Division – US Team

The Private Client and Tax division provides sophisticated legal advice to some of the world’s most successful people, from aristocracy to first, second and third generation entrepreneurs, industrialists, senior executives, celebrities, artists, philanthropists and other prominent figures.  The firm has one of the largest and most comprehensive private client practices in the world. As well as acting for clients with a UK connection, the team has an international focus and acts for clients in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America in relation to trust and succession planning.  

Responsibilities

The Associate will join the firm's London based US private client team to advise a broad mix of international high net worth individuals, families, family offices, their closely held businesses and investment structures on US and international tax, trust and estate planning.   The work will be diverse covering issues such as international trust and estate planning, expatriation planning, pre-immigration planning, cross-border philanthropy, passive and active investment structuring for both US clients and non-US clients wishing to invest in the US, etc.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate must have strong experience in

  • Researching and analysing Internal Revenue Code and Regulations provisions
  • Preparing technical advice memoranda
  • Drafting wills and trusts
  • Writing and speaking directly to clients

Person Specification

  • Must already be admitted to practice law in the US
  • Must be 1st – 3rd year Associate
  • LLM in taxation / law school concentration in tax and estate planning / practical experience
  • Prior work experience outside of the US, particularly London
  • Desire to combine drafting work with tax planning covering a range of estate/gift, personal tax, corporate and partnership tax scenarios

The Essentials

  • Working hours: 9.30am – 5.30pm but flexibility is a must
  • 6-month probation period
  • 12 weeks' notice period
  • Flexible benefit package including pension, private medical insurance, dental plan, season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, lifestyle discount scheme, the ability to buy and sell holidays, flu jabs, doctors consultation service, cycle to work scheme, on site café plus more

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