Associate or Shareholder Attorney - Estate & Trust

Scope of Work

The potential scope of work may include, among other tasks, (1) providing estate and trust planning and administration counsel to clients of varying backgrounds, including but not limited to high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, and their families; (2) representing fiduciaries throughout the probate and trust settlement process; (3) designing customized estate plans; (4) drafting wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, trust funding instruments, and other transfer instruments of varying sophistication and objectives; (5) crafting business ownership succession plans and strategies for asset protection and tax efficiency; (6) advising clients regarding philanthropic and gifting solutions; and (7) preparing IRS Form 709 gift tax returns and federal and state estate and generation-skipping transfer tax returns.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is someone who (1) has five or more years’ experience handling sophisticated estate and trust planning and administration matters and the potential scope of work; (2) is focused on serving clients; (3) has a record of sustained achievement; (4) is an exceptional communicator to clients and other professional advisors; (5) thinks strategically, critically, creatively, and swiftly, (6) collaborates well with other attorneys; (7) generates clients and maintains strong client relationships; (8) maintains integrity and high ethical standards at all times; (9) desires to live, work, and grow in Central Illinois; and (10) is admitted to the Illinois Bar.

Benefits for You

Work in a relaxed atmosphere paired with a team of professionals who have a high degree of legal experience and capability, and be prepared to engage in rewarding and sophisticated work for a firm whose culture supports your success, professional development, and business development. Meyer Capel’s estate and trust department is uniquely deep for Central Illinois and is pursuing strategic growth. Meyer Capel’s compensation structure, benefits offerings, and career development programs are geared to help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

The Firm is strategically positioned in the micro-urban communities of Bloomington and Champaign Illinois, where our employees enjoy outstanding cost of living and convenient access to the workplace while benefitting from attributes more often associated with much larger metropolitan centers: a vibrant arts/culture/nightlife scene, an internationally diverse population, a strong technology base, a vigorous and in impactful discourse on major societal and global concerns. Apply now to see where your career at Meyer Capel can take you!

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial will suffice), and writing sample by e-mail to:

Address cover letter to: Forrest J. Heyman, Meyer Capel, a Professional Corporation, 306 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61820