Attorney - Corporate, Business, Real Estate

Associate Attorney

Meyer Capel, A Professional Corporation, is a diversified mid-sized (35+ attorney) Central Illinois law firm seeking candidates for an associate attorney position at our Champaign, Illinois office. This position is for candidates seeking to practice in the areas of business law, corporate, and real estate transactions. This position is not for candidates desiring a litigation or trial-focused practice. 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 complex business transactions, real estate, and estate planning 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) drafting business/corporate contracts; (2) representing buyers or sellers of residential, agricultural, or commercial real estate; (3) representing buyers or sellers of businesses, including advising regarding due diligence, negotiations, and documentation of transactions; (4) establishing limited liability companies, corporations, and other business entities; (5) merger and acquisition transactions; (6) counseling clients regarding corporate governance documents.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is someone who (1) has exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal English communication skills; (2) has outstanding time management skills; (3) thinks strategically, critically, creatively, and swiftly; (4) is a strong team player who functions well in a professional and collegial environment; (5) is focused on solving problems, serving clients, and achieving successful results; (6) actively listens and comprehends the objectives of others; (7) does not sacrifice integrity or character; (8) has a proven record of achievement; (9) has strong legal research and writing skills, and strong academic credentials; (10) responds well to mentorship and constructive feedback; (11) demonstrates the potential to "make partner;" and (12) desires to live, work, and grow in Central Illinois, and either has been admitted to the Illinois Bar or will pursue successful admission to the Illinois Bar after graduation.

Benefits for You

Work in a relaxed atmosphere paired with a team of professionals who have a high degree of legal experience and are prepared to challenge you with rewarding work and facilitate your success, training, and professional development. Because the Firm offers diverse practice areas and scope of services, your career at Meyer Capel can be as diverse and fulfilling as you determine. 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. Current opportunities in Bloomington and Champaign await you. 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