Candidates should possess superior academic credentials from nationally recognized law schools, as well as demonstrably superior legal writing skills. Successful attorneys can look forward to a rewarding practice where enthusiasm, exceptional client service, hard work, community involvement and legal acumen truly are appreciated. The firm offers a collegial, efficient, midsize firm platform with exceptional lawyers, sophisticated clients, and compensation competitive with larger firms.
Currently, we have the following openings:
CORPORATE GROUP ASSOCIATE
Shartsis Friese LLP is seeking an associate attorney with approximately two to three years of solid corporate transactional, M&A, and securities law experience for a partnership track position in our Corporate Group.
The Corporate Group has an active practice covering a wide variety of corporate transactional and counseling matters including a substantial mergers and acquisitions practice, advising emerging growth companies, forming private investment funds, securities law counseling, intellectual property transactional matters, corporate governance and general corporate and commercial counseling.
FAMILY WEALTH PLANNING ASSOCIATE
Shartsis Friese LLP is seeking a junior associate attorney with 2 to 4 years of estate planning experience to work in our Family Wealth Practice Group. The associate will represent high net worth individuals and multi-generational family groups with their estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and gift taxation, and charitable gift planning.
INVESTMENT FUNDS & ADVISERS GROUP ASSOCIATE
Shartsis Friese LLP is seeking an incoming first year (Class of 2021), rising second year (Class of 2020) or rising third year (Class of 2019) associate attorney to join our top-rated and nationally prominent Investment Funds & Advisers Group. The Group works with hundreds of hedge funds and investment advisers in a cutting edge practice. Candidates should possess superior academic credentials and recent law school graduates should plan to sit for the California Bar Exam in July, 2021.
The successful attorney will receive significant training and mentoring and should be a quick learner.
LITIGATION ASSOCIATE – CIVIL LITIGATION
Shartsis Friese LLP is seeking a junior associate attorney with 2 to 3 years of meaningful experience in civil litigation to work in our Litigation Department. The attorney will work on a variety of substantive litigation matters (complex litigation, securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, will contests, real estate and construction litigation, corporate and partnership disputes over ownership and fiduciary duties, contract disputes, etc.). Meaningful litigation experience includes drafting of pleadings/motions, drafting and responding to written discovery, and managing document discovery. Experience with depositions, arguing motions, pre-trial preparation, trials, and arbitrations is a plus. Successful candidates will have demonstrably superior legal writing skills.
LITIGATION ASSOCIATE – ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION
Shartsis Friese LLP is seeking an associate attorney with approximately three years of solid environmental litigation and counseling experience for a partnership track position in our Litigation Department. Candidates should have experience assisting clients in environmental matters involving state and federal environmental laws, including laws regulating hazardous and solid waste, water, air and endangered species, as well as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) issues. Experience with land use litigation is a plus. Work will include environmental litigation, administrative enforcement matters, and counseling regarding environmental permitting, due diligence and compliance.
Successful candidates will have demonstrably superior legal writing skills and want to perform substantive legal work including drafting pleadings/motions, drafting and responding to written discovery, managing document discovery, taking/defending depositions, and arguing motions, in addition to counseling clients on environmental matters.
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE
We are searching for an Associate attorney with a minimum of five years’ experience in commercial leasing. Successful candidates will have demonstrably superior legal writing skills and should possess exceptional academic credentials from nationally recognized law schools. The firm offers a collegial, efficient, midsize firm platform with outstanding lawyers, sophisticated clients, and compensation competitive with larger firms. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person as she/he/they will be joining a growing and active Chambers-ranked real estate practice.