CAREERS

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people across our practice and business services groups. Our continued success relies on our ability to provide a supportive, inclusive and motivating environment where everyone has a role to play in supporting the delivery of outstanding service to our clients.

We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates and administrative professionals, in an environment that is challenging, rewarding and, we believe, truly different from our competitors.

We are looking for highly talented people who can demonstrate an affinity with our values to help us achieve our vision of being a leading law firm. In return, we offer a dynamic and diverse environment in which people can build a long and fruitful career and have their success rewarded.

Meltzer Lippe seeks attorneys who meet high standards of academic and professional excellence.  We seek attorneys educated at the nation’s best universities and law schools who have experience in practice at large national and international firms.

We look for:

  • Attorneys
    • Tax and Trusts & Estates attorneys with advanced degrees in taxation or estate planning;
    • Business and Corporate attorneys with M.B.A.s, C.P.A.s, and real world business experience;
    • Commercial Real Estate attorneys with experience in sophisticated transactions representing national tenants and firms; and
    • Proven litigators with excellent training and big firm experience.

Whether you are an experienced attorney, associate, first or second year law student, or paralegal you may find current openings and apply by sending your resume to dlaffin@meltzerlippe.com.

ATTORNEYS

Meltzer Lippe is continuously searching for top legal talent with an entrepreneurial spirit.  We seek attorneys with experience in practice at large, international law firms and associates with outstanding academic credentials.

Corporate Attorney

Our sophisticated corporate practice seeks an experienced attorney with minimum – 6+ years general corporate experience, including M&A, securities, joint ventures, finance and general business transactions. Experience in healthcare field a plus. Great opportunity for motivated individual. Flexible compensation package.

Interested candidates should email resume dlaffin@meltzerlippe.com

Corporate Jr. Associate

Our sophisticated corporate practice seeks a junior associate to join the group. Broad range of client work, consisting primarily of M&A, joint ventures and general business transactions. Seeking a candidate wanting to learn and willing to work hard and take on increasing responsibilities. Great opportunity for motivated individual.

Interested candidates should email resume dlaffin@meltzerlippe.com

Experienced Trusts & Estates Attorney – Estate Administration

Candidate must have at least 10 years of sophisticated Trusts & Estates Administration experience and general experience with business entities. Business is not required. This opportunity offers tremendous growth potential and salary competitive with major NYC firms.

Our Trust and Estate group is nationally renowned and provides high level and complex tax, estate planning, and asset preservation for executives of major public and private companies, real estate developers and investors, successful entrepreneurs and business owners, high net worth individuals, multi-national businesses, and many non-profit institutions, including a substantial international estate and tax planning practice. 

Our large and experienced group has over 20 Trusts and Estates attorneys and over 10 paralegals—including several ACTEC Fellows, adjunct law professors and leaders in the ABA and NY State Bar Association. Our sophisticated services in this field include asset preservation, wills and trusts, family limited partnerships, GRATs, GRIPs, Private Annuities, Freeze partnerships, dynasty trusts, charitable trusts, business succession planning, international estate planning, installment sales, state domicile and residence issues, charitable organizations and their for profit affiliates, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer taxes planning, personal tax planning, asset planning, restructuring, post mortem estate planning, gift and estate tax audits and estate administration.  

This is a unique opportunity to work in practice with very high net worth clients and strategies rivaling the sophistication of a major international law firm with the flexibility, nimbleness, collegiality, collaboration and opportunity for growth of a smaller firm.

E-mail resumes to dlaffin@meltzerlippe.com

Mid-Level Trusts & Estates Associate –Estate Planning or Estate Administration

Candidate must have at least 5 years of sophisticated Trusts & Estates experience and general experience with business entities. Business is not required. This opportunity offers tremendous growth potential and salary competitive with major NYC firms.

Our Trust and Estate group is nationally renowned and provides high level and complex tax, estate planning, and asset preservation for executives of major public and private companies, real estate developers and investors, successful entrepreneurs and business owners, high net worth individuals, multi-national businesses, and many non-profit institutions, including a substantial international estate and tax planning practice. 

Our large and experienced group has over 20 Trusts and Estates attorneys and over 10 paralegals—including several ACTEC Fellows, adjunct law professors and leaders in the ABA and NY State Bar Association. Our sophisticated services in this field include asset preservation, wills and trusts, family limited partnerships, GRATs, GRIPs, Private Annuities, Freeze partnerships, dynasty trusts, charitable trusts, business succession planning, international estate planning, installment sales, state domicile and residence issues, charitable organizations and their for profit affiliates, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer taxes planning, personal tax planning, asset planning, restructuring, post mortem estate planning, gift and estate tax audits and estate administration.  

This is a unique opportunity to work in practice with very high net worth clients and strategies rivaling the sophistication of a major international law firm with the flexibility, nimbleness, collegiality, collaboration and opportunity for growth of a smaller firm.

E-mail resumes to dlaffin@meltzerlippe.com

Trusts & Estates Jr. Associate – Estate Planning or Estate Administration

Candidate should have at least 1 or 2 years of Trusts & Estates experience and general experience with business entities and knowledge of estate administration.  Business is not required. This opportunity offers tremendous growth potential and salary competitive with major NYC firms. Our Trust and Estate group is nationally renowned and provides high level and complex tax, estate planning, and asset preservation for executives of major public and private companies, real estate developers and investors, successful entrepreneurs and business owners, high net worth individuals, multi-national businesses, and many non-profit institutions, including a substantial international estate and tax planning practice. 

Our large and experienced group has over 20 Trusts and Estates attorneys and over 10 paralegals—including several ACTEC Fellows, adjunct law professors and leaders in the ABA and NY State Bar Association. Our sophisticated services in this field include asset preservation, wills and trusts, family limited partnerships, GRATs, GRIPs, Private Annuities, Freeze partnerships, dynasty trusts, charitable trusts, business succession planning, international estate planning, installment sales, state domicile and residence issues, charitable organizations and their for profit affiliates, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer taxes planning, personal tax planning, asset planning, restructuring, post mortem estate planning, gift and estate tax audits and estate administration.  

This is a unique opportunity to work in practice with very high net worth clients and strategies rivaling the sophistication of a major international law firm with the flexibility, nimbleness, collegiality, collaboration and opportunity for growth of a smaller firm.

E-mail resumes to dlaffin@meltzerlippe.com

Tax Attorney

Candidate must be a senior tax lawyer with an LLM and top academic credentials. Areas of experience must include partnership, corporate and foreign taxation.

Litigation Attorneys

Partner level or Senior Litigator attorney for commercial litigation group. Must have  3-5 years experience with federal and state courts dealing with corporate and commercial disputes and strong writing skills. Qualified candidate should have strong writing skills, including taking depositions, writing motions and witness prep.

E-mail resumes to dlaffin@meltzerlippe.com

PARALEGALS

Estate Administration Paralegal

Our Estate Administration group is seeking a full-time, experienced paralegal to work in the area of trust and estate administration. Organization and attention to detail are extremely important in this fast paced office. The ideal candidate is extremely empathetic and capable of offering the highest level of service to our clients. Professionalism and teamwork are prized, someone who can work well with attorneys, co-workers, clients and their various advisors, such as accountants and financial planners, and the court.

Responsibilities include all facets of trust and estate administration, including communicating with clients and their family members, accountants and financial advisors. Responsibility would also include, preparing and filing all Surrogate’s Court pleadings; gathering assets in a decedent’s estate; assist in valuing decedent’s assets as of the date of death; preparation of the estate tax returns and Form 8971; assist in the distribution of the estate including the preparation of assignments, deeds.

Job Requirements
Education, training, experience: Minimum of 2 years (preferably 3-5 years) solid trust & estate paralegal experience along with a bachelor’s degree and a paralegal certificate or equivalent. Highly proactive with attention to detail, dependable, and extremely organized. Excellent math and computer skills, including at least intermediate command of Word and Excel. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Excellent proofreading skills and clear and concise communication skills.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

Full time Legal Assistant

Candidate must have 5+ years of legal secretarial experience and exceptional communication, administrative and organizational skills. Candidate must be proficient in Word and have a basic knowledge of Outlook, Adobe, Excel, Powerpoint and document management software. Candidate must be able to multitask, maintain great attention to detail, and work well with a diverse group of people. Prior experience in Labor and Employment or Litigation a plus.

Interested candidates should email resume and references to Debbie Heicklen at dheicklen@meltzerlippe.com

SUMMER ASSOCIATES

Admission:

 The program accepts students on rolling basis.

Overview:

For 8 weeks after your first or second year of law school, you can experience what it would be like to work at Meltzer Lippe. Following a short orientation, you may work in several of our departments, depending on your interests.

Under the supervision of experienced attorneys, you will make meaningful contributions to ongoing projects and research.  You will be exposed to various areas of the law; attend closings, court appearances, depositions, and negotiations; and participate in drafting and strategy discussions.  In addition, networking opportunities, one-one-one time with senior partners, and the opportunity to publish an article will be available to you.

Associate and partner mentors will work closely with you over the course of the program.  Summer associates receive assignments from the departments in which they are interested.  Summer associates receive challenging assignments, and work alongside partners and more senior associates.

The Summer Program includes periodic activities outside the office, opportunities to attend legal workshops and summer social outing with senior attorneys.

Candidates:

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, explaining your interest in Meltzer Lippe; resume; one writing sample; and a copy of your most recent transcript to dlaffin@meltzerlippe.com.