Legal Secretary – Estate Planning

Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP is a 22 – attorney, top-rated full-service law firm in Santa Rosa with a friendly, team-oriented work atmosphere, combined with a strong commitment to serving our clients. We have been selected as one of the Best Places to Work for 4 years by the North Bay Business Journal, and we’d like you to join us!

We have a career opportunity for an experienced full-time legal secretary in our estate planning department.

Must have legal secretary experience, with Microsoft Word and Excel skills.

Full benefit package. Compensation commensurate with experience. $2,000 signing bonus.

Email cover letter, resume, and references to Greg Spaulding at spaulding@smlaw.com with the subject line: Legal Secretary – Estate Planning.

Real Property Attorney

About Us:

Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP (“SMT”) is a premier law firm based in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country just north of San Francisco. SMT’s 22 attorneys represent sophisticated clients in a wide variety of matters, including business, litigation, estate planning, intellectual property, labor and employment law, and real property. At SMT, we deliver top-notch advice and service to our clients while maintaining a strong work-life balance for our attorneys and staff. SMT prides itself in focusing on practical and technical training and hands-on mentoring. Deeply involved in the North Bay community, SMT encourages its employees to actively contribute to our community by volunteering for and serving on the boards of local organizations.

About the Opportunity:

We are seeking an experienced Real Estate Attorney to join our Santa Rosa office. Offering a competitive starting salary commensurate with experience, a bonus program, and a comprehensive benefits package, SMT provides continued professional development in a firm with a well-earned reputation for providing high-quality, effective, and efficient legal services. SMT values client service, collegiality, kindness, and quality of life.

About the Candidate:

  • Active member in good standing with the State Bar of California
  • Skillful analysis and synthesis of diverse subject matter
  • Superior drafting, writing, research, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic that thrives in both independent and highly collaborative fast-paced environments
  • Knowledge of a variety of real estate-related legal functions
  • Experience in California purchase and sale transactions, joint ventures, and office, industrial and retail leasing
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating instruments including, but not limited to, letters of intent, purchase agreements and amendments, REA’s, CC&R’s, easements, and restrictive covenant agreements, residential and commercial lease agreements, amendments and renewals related to leasing of new and existing property portfolio
  • Experience with land use matters, zoning and regulation
  • Experience in the preparation of brokerage agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Ability to provide legal counsel relating to enforcement of lease rights, vendor agreements, third party claims, and other property-management related matters

We offer a competitive benefits package. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Email cover letter, resume, and references to Greg Spaulding at spaulding@smlaw.com with the subject line: Real Property Attorney.

Litigation Attorney


Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP (“SMT”) has an immediate opening for a litigation attorney with trial experience to join its Santa Rosa office, located in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country just north of San Francisco. If you have solid litigation experience and you’re ready for the opportunity to work on challenging matters while having a more balanced life, this may be the perfect job for you.

This position involves working directly on a broad range of civil litigation disputes in the areas of business, trusts and estates, employment, personal injury and intellectual property.

Ideal candidates should satisfy the following requirements:

  • Broad experience in all aspects of litigation, including trial preparation, discovery, motions, depositions and court appearances.
  • Experience advocating on behalf of clients at hearings, motions, mediations, and at trial and arbitration.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with opposing counsel, clients, pro se parties, corporate litigation team members and the courts.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional oral, written, research and interpersonal skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to make decisions, multi-task, prioritize and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously.

Qualifications:

  • Active member in good standing with the State Bar of California.
  • Strong relevant litigation and trial experience.
  • Ambitious/highly motivated, strong work ethic and leadership skills, good strategic judgment, common sense, and ability to handle day-to-day demands and workflow while working in a team-orientated and dynamic environment

Firm:

Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP is one of the largest and most respected full-service law firms in Sonoma County. The firm’s Litigation Department represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of industries, from high tech to the County’s signature wine and craft beer industries. We have a strong local presence and also serve clients all over California and the United States. We value our client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering their business interests, as well as reaching the legal goals of each client we represent.

We are an AV-rated firm with 22 attorneys and offer a competitive starting salary commensurate with experience, a bonus program, and a comprehensive benefits package. We offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a firm with a well-earned reputation for providing high-quality, effective, and efficient legal services, while working in an office that values client service, collegiality, kindness, and quality of life.

We offer a competitive benefits package. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Email cover letter, resume, and references to Greg Spaulding at spaulding@smlaw.com with the subject line: Litigation Attorney.

Estate Planning Attorney

About Us:

Spaulding, McCullough & Tansil LLP (“SMT”) is a premier law firm in the North Bay with 22 attorneys. SMT represents sophisticated clients in a wide variety of matters, including business, estate planning, intellectual property, litigation, labor and employment law and real property. SMT prides itself in fostering an environment for its attorneys and staff that focuses on the importance of practical and technical training and hands-on mentoring. At SMT, we deliver top-notch advice and service to our clients while maintaining a strong work-life balance for our attorneys and staff. SMT is deeply involved in the North Bay community and encourages its employees to take an active role in developing and contributing to the local community. We honor our commitment to the communities we serve and meet that responsibility through volunteerism and local board service.

About the Opportunity:

Currently, we are looking for an attorney to join our estate planning department. The ideal candidate will have recent experience designing plans for high net worth clients, designing and drafting irrevocable trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable split-interest trusts, and grantor retained annuity trusts, as well as experience in complex trust administration. The attorney position requires superior analytical, communication, drafting, writing, and research skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.

About the Candidate:

  • Licensed to practice law in California
  • Experience with Federal and California state tax law
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with generation-skipping transfer tax planning
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with fiduciary income tax issues
  • Experience in handling probate matters
  • Demonstrated success in helping to build and manage client relationships and deliverables
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

We offer a competitive benefits package. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Email cover letter, resume, and references to Greg Spaulding at spaulding@smlaw.com with the subject line: Estate Planning Attorney.

Business Attorney

About Us:

Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP (“SMT”) is a premier law firm based in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country just north of San Francisco. SMT’s 22 attorneys represent sophisticated clients in a wide variety of matters, including business, litigation, estate planning, intellectual property, labor and employment law, and real property. At SMT, we deliver top-notch advice and service to our clients while maintaining a strong work-life balance for our attorneys and staff. SMT prides itself in focusing on practical and technical training and hands-on mentoring. Deeply involved in the North Bay community, SMT encourages its employees to actively contribute to our community by volunteering for and serving on the boards of local organizations.

About the Opportunity:

We are seeking an experienced attorney to join the business department in our Santa Rosa office. Offering a competitive starting salary commensurate with experience, a bonus program, and a comprehensive benefits package, SMT provides continued professional development in a firm with a well-earned reputation for providing high-quality, effective, and efficient legal services. SMT values client service, collegiality, kindness, and quality of life.

About the Candidate:

  • Active member in good standing with the State Bar of California
  • Skillful analysis and synthesis of diverse subject matter
  • Superior drafting, writing, research, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic that thrives in both independent and highly collaborative, fast-paced environments
  • Recent experience with general business law matters including entity formation, general governance matters, shareholder agreements, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, drafting and reviewing contracts, LLC and partnership agreements, financings and related securities offerings, secured loans, noncompetition agreements, equity incentive plans, and debt structuring

We offer a competitive benefits package. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Email cover letter, resume, and references to Greg Spaulding at spaulding@smlaw.com with the subject line: Business Attorney.

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