Careers At Huck Bouma
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Huck Bouma PC is an Affirmative Action EEO Employer
Business Services Practice Area
The leading western suburban law firm has an immediate need for an attorney to join its Corporate Practice Group.
This is an ideal position for a candidate who wants to develop a sophisticated practice in a collegial environment which also provides ongoing business development training.
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience and should be able to first- or second- chair corporate matters related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity offerings, restructurings, entity selection and formation, general corporate matters and sophisticated commercial contract work.
Candidates should also possess a strong work ethic, be detail oriented and have a desire for autonomy and significant client/matter responsibility while leading teams on projects.
Candidates must have excellent drafting and negotiation skills, a superior academic background and a desire to have significant client interaction. Candidates must be committed to extraordinary client service. This is an exceptional opportunity in a diverse and progressive law firm environment.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including billable hour requirements that provide for work/life balance.
Please send current resume along with references and salary requirements to email@example.com.
Trust and Estate Administration Paralegal
Trust and Estate Practice Group
We are currently searching for highly motivated, team-orientated candidate interested in joining the largest DuPage County law firm as a Trust and Estate Paralegal. Tax background will be useful to this role. The successful candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, possess excellent writing and numeric skills, maintain strict confidentiality, and display a passion for delivering outstanding results and service on a consistent basis.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the following essential promptly and accurately. Other duties may be assigned.
Specific tasks include:
Reviewing client estate planning documents for post-death administration of estates and trusts.
Preparing court pleadings to open and close probate estates.
Preparing trust and will summaries, inventories, accountings and spreadsheets.
Assisting executor/trustee with the collection, valuation and distribution of assets.
Preparing federal and state estate tax returns, gift tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns.
Preparing client memos and correspondence.
Funding marital and family trusts.
TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
Certificate in Paralegal Studies
ACQUIRED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Three or more years of practical and relevant trust and estate administration experience.
Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Professional interpersonal skills and knowledge of business etiquette.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Paralegal Certificate
Required experience: Paralegal: 5 + years
Trust and Estate administration: 5 + years
Equal Opportunity Employer – Only those candidates being offered an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Submit your resume and salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t Bother Reading this Ad Unless Your Dream is to be a Partner!
We are seeking an Associate Attorney in our Estate Planning practice
who dreams of being a partner, and who has the energy, desire, work ethic, and focus to get there within a 3 to 5-year period.
Why should you leave your current role in a comparable practice to come to Huck Bouma?
You might ask yourself:
Do I feel appreciated in my current role?
Is there a focus at my existing firm to prepare me to become a partner?
Is the advancement process an intentional, specific plan rather than a subjective plan with a lot of “maybes?”
Is my work environment compatible with my personal values and elements of what I consider to be a thriving, successful, engaging and happy culture?
Do the current partners show sensitivity and a regard for my own personal life and family?
Do I have the freedom to occasionally take in a concert, attend my child’s ballet practice or t-ball game,
or perhaps just spend time with my family by getting home before everyone goes to bed?
Here’s what some of our current associates say about why they left their previous law firms and joined Huck Bouma:
“Having recently completed my LLM in Taxation, I was looking for a firm where
I felt I could both gain knowledge and experience as well as contribute to its overall success.
As I continued to grow as an attorney and hone my skills in estate planning,
I have found Huck Bouma to provide me with the work- life balance of a suburban firm
while exposing me to projects and clients similar to a downtown firm.”
“I came to Huck Bouma for two main reasons.
First, I saw an opportunity to develop my legal skills.
I learned that Huck Bouma’s client base is diverse and expansive,
which has exposed me to a variety of legal issues and areas of corporate law.
I noticed that substantial responsibility –
– through roles that are normally reserved for more senior associates in larger firms –
was available as soon as I was able to take it on.
Second, since I live in the suburbs,
I found it appealing to not have to travel into the city for work.
Travelling creates a great deal of dead time,
and I have been able to convert that dead time into
additional opportunities for professional development”.
As a midsized firm, we’re able to offer our attorneys more variety in their assignments. While many here are experts in certain areas of law, everyone here has developed a well-rounded understanding of many of the legal issues our clients face.
We are looking for top-notch, outstanding, high-performing associate attorneys.
An ideal candidate will have experience working on sophisticated estate planning and estate administration, as well as with providing general business advice.
If you would like to get ahead of the curve to financial freedom, please apply at email@example.com