At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us. Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.
We are seeking a midlevel associate to join the tax practice in our dynamic Seattle office. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in primarily federal income tax considerations of domestic and international business transactions. Candidates with an LL.M. (Tax) degree are preferred, but an advanced degree is not required, and experience working in a large law firm is a plus. Our practice group focuses on business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, partnership creation and transactions, private equity and venture capital investments and fund management, and corporate and partnership life cycle events. A well-rounded candidate will have experience in several of these areas. Experience with federal and state tax credits and incentives, investment funds, high-technology companies, or international business structures (both operations and investments) will be helpful.
Candidates must be self-starters who communicate well, possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and have a strong desire to learn to provide practical and precise advice in a collaborative group structure. We require strong academic credentials and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service. Candidates will work closely with experienced lawyers who will provide active mentoring and opportunities to assume increasing levels of responsibility and client contact.
K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world. We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.