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ALL CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD OFFICES OFFER EXCELLENT SALARY AND GENEROUS BENEFITS INCLUDING:

  • 401K
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Eleven Holidays and 2 Floating Holidays
  • Referral Bonus Program

 

TRUSTS & ESTATES ASSOCIATE - NAPLES OFFICE

Naples office seeks a Trusts & Estates associate to join our Private Clients Group. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a collegial, team-oriented group and office, and to gain direct experience with sophisticated estate planning, drafting and administration and direct client contact with our significant private client base of high net worth individuals and families, family offices, closely held businesses, and national charities and foundations.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in estate planning and estate administration.
  • LL.M. in Taxation or Estate Planning is preferred but not required.
  • Florida Bar admission (or willingness to become admitted in Florida).
  • New York Bar preferred but not required.
  • Strong academic credentials including tax skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative approach to work, detail-oriented and self-motivated.

Base Salary Range: commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter, resume and transcripts to Bonnie Artinian at bartinian@cl-law.com. AA/EOE
 

 

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE SENIOR ASSOCIATE/COUNSEL/JUNIOR PARTNER

Cummings & Lockwood seeks a Residential Real Estate Attorney with 6-8 years' experience for our Palm Beach Gardens, Florida office.  

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong academic credentials with a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and an active member in good standing in the Connecticut and/or New York or Florida bars
  • Active license to practice law in the state of Florida
  • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience practicing real estate law, focusing on residential transactions
  • A proven track record of successfully handling complex residential real estate matters
  • Strong understanding of real estate laws, standards of title and industry practices
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills

Responsibilities

  • Provide expert legal advice and representation to clients in residential real estate transactions, including purchase and/or sales, leasing and refinances
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts, leases, deeds and other legal documents related to residential real estate transactions
  • Conduct due diligence, title examinations and property inspections
  • Handle closings and ensure compliance with all legal requirements and regulations
  • Stay updated on changes in real estate laws and regulations and advise clients accordingly

Partners, Counsel and Senior Associates are encouraged to apply.

Base Salary Range:   commensurate with experience, plus bonus potential and equity partner consideration

Please send cover letter, resume and transcripts to Bonnie Artinian at bartinian@cl-law.com.  AA/EOE

 

INTERNATIONAL ESTATE PLANNING SENIOR ASSOCIATE/COUNSEL/JUNIOR PARTNER

Cummings & Lockwood seeks International Estate Planning Attorney with at least 5 years' experience.  This position can be based in the following offices:  Stamford, CT or Naples or Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong academic credentials with a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and an active member in good standing in the Connecticut and/or New York or Florida bars
  • Advising U.S. clients
    • with foreign assets on the proper structures to hold those assets, to  minimize U.S. taxes and coordinating with foreign counsel.
    • in structuring estate plan documents to benefit foreign beneficiaries.
    • who are married to a non-U.S. citizen spouse on tax and estate planning structures to minimize U.S. estate and gift tax.
    • on renouncing U.S. citizenship or abandoning long-term permanent residency
    • on structuring ownership in foreign businesses to minimize U.S. tax
  • Drafting U.S. estate plan documents for U.S. clients with foreign assets or foreign beneficiaries and coordinating with foreign counsel
  • Administering estates of U.S. individuals who own foreign assets
  • Advising foreign clients
    • in structuring investments in the U.S., including the acquisition of real estate
    • in tax efficient structures to transfer assets to U.S. beneficiaries
    • on pre-immigration planning
  • Drafting U.S. estate plan documents for foreign clients with assets or beneficiaries in the U.S. and coordinating with foreign counsel
  • Administering estates of foreign individuals who own U.S. assets
  • Advising clients on U.S. reporting requirements for foreign investments and transfers from foreign entities or people.

Partners, Counsel and Senior Associates are encouraged to apply.

Base Salary Range:   commensurate with experience, plus bonus potential and equity partner consideration

Please send cover letter, resume and transcripts to Bonnie Artinian at bartinian@cl-law.com.  AA/EOE

 

CHARITABLE PLANNING ATTORNEY - CONNECTICUT OR FLORIDA OFFICES

Cummings & Lockwood is currently seeking an experienced Charitable Planning Attorney with 6+ years’ experience.  This position can be based in our Stamford,Connecticut Office or Naples or Palm Beach Gardens, Florida offices.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong academic credentials with a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and an active member in good standing in the Connecticut and/or New York or Florida bars
  • Structuring and formation of charitable organizations, including public charities and private foundations
  • Preparing and administering charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts
  • Preparing applications for tax-exempt status
  • Reviewing income tax returns for charitable entities
  • Advising charitable organizations and charitable entities on all aspects of administration and governance
  • Advising individuals on charitable deductions and the structure of charitable gifts

Partners, Counsel and Senior Associates are encouraged to apply.

Base Salary Range:   commensurate with experience, plus bonus potential and equity partner consideration

Please send cover letter, resume and transcripts to Bonnie Artinian at bartinian@cl-law.com.  AA/EOE