Attorney - Estate & Trust

Associate or Shareholder

Meyer Capel, A Professional Corporation, is a diversified mid-sized (35+ attorney) Central Illinois law firm seeking candidates for an associate or shareholder estate and trust attorney position at our Champaign, Illinois office. This position is for candidates seeking to practice in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, wealth preservation, tax planning, and business succession planning. The firm is considering candidates of all experience levels and no book of business is required.

About Meyer Capel

Meyer Capel is a dynamic Midwest law firm whose leading competitive advantage is its ability to provide big firm results with small firm values. The Firm enjoys thriving and diverse practice areas. From estate planning, complex business transactions, and real estate matters, to civil litigation, family law, and criminal defense, Meyer Capel prides itself on providing excellent service and tremendous value to its clients. Despite being a mid-sized law firm, Meyer Capel regularly stands toe-to-toe (in some cases side-by-side) with many of the most renowned Firms in the Country; it has become the go-to firm for central Illinois businesses and individuals, when they need timely and reliable advice in solving their most complex problems.

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 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 a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial will suffice), and writing sample by e-mail to Forrest Heyman at

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