Private Client Associate

  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Jun 24, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

Role Overview

The Private Client group at Stoel Rives LLP is seeking to add a junior associate attorney to its estate planning and administration practice in Portland, Oregon.  Our private client group offers a full range of advice and strategic counsel on planning for taxable estates, including charitable and international planning, administering estates and trusts, and advising on complex gifts.  We also work closely with our corporate, real estate, and tax lawyers in succession planning for family businesses.

Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role

We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect any one person to embody all these skills, but the below serves to describe our ideal team player. If you have many of these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply. 

  • Experience with, or interest in trusts and estate planning;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in collaboration with our partners and senior associates;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good judgment, responsiveness, and perseverance;
  • Strong intellectual curiosity;
  • Self-motivation;
  • A commitment to client service and team success;
  • JD from an accredited university;
  • Active membership in the Oregon State bar or ability to waive in (preferred).

Stoel Rives: Part of our Team

A broader question you may have is, “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?”  At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that are designed to provide a roadmap of the practical skills, abilities, and client service techniques our lawyers need to succeed and progress at the firm.  We also established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.

How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives

At Stoel Rives, you will enjoy a robust benefits package that includes an inclusive parental leave policy, paid family medical leave, equivalent health benefits for LGBTQ+ employees’ spouses and partners, a generous employer health savings account contribution, telemedicine services, day care and medical expense flexible spending account, and employee assistance program. In 2017, we launched an extended leave support program for our lawyers who take family, medical, and other approved leaves. This program also aids with transitioning to and from leave.

We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the well-being of our employees is paramount to the success of the firm. In addition, the firm’s Culture Committee supports the firm’s mission, vision, and values in bringing together spectacular client service and job satisfaction. 

To learn more about the benefits of working as an attorney at Stoel Rives, click here.

What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Environment

Stoel Rives places a high priority on attracting and retaining lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. This makes us better and happier as people, as an organization, and as legal advisers. We are proud to offer many engagement opportunities including a firmwide DE&I Committee, Associates Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Affinity Groups, and Parenting Circle.

We proudly partner with Diversity Lab to implement innovative programs to advance Stoel Rives’ DE&I goals, including the aggressive metrics-based goals we’ve adopted as one of five founding Move the Needle Fund firms. Our efforts with Diversity Lab include certification under the Mansfield Rule, to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in our firm’s leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for opportunities, along with participation in the OnRamp Fellowship for legal returners and the OnTrack Sponsorship program. Additional information on these programs, can be found here.