Family Wealth & Tax Associate
Hopkins & Carley, a full service law firm with offices in Palo Alto and downtown San Jose, has an immediate opening for an associate in its Family Wealth and Tax Planning (trust and estates) group. The ideal candidate will have 4 – 6 years’ experience. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, interesting practice group, that will provide substantial client contact and practice development. We seek candidates with immediately transferrable skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and outstanding academic credentials. Candidates should have a working knowledge of income, estate and gift taxes. Candidates should be highly motivated, self-starters, possessing good judgment and sound reasoning skills. An LLM in taxation is preferred, but not required. Candidate must be admitted to practice law in California. Please email your resume and cover letter to: AttorneyRecruiting@hopkinscarley.com
IP Litigation Associate
Hopkins & Carley, a full service law firm with offices in Palo Alto and downtown San Jose, has an immediate opening for an IP Litigation Associate with 4-6 years of experience. We are currently working remotely in compliance with the County Shelter-in-Place Order, but when we return to working in the office the position will be in our San Jose office. We are seeking an IP Litigation Associate who has the versatility and interest to work on both IP (patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright litigation) and tech-centric general commercial litigation (breach of warranty and contract, fraud, unfair competition, privacy). A technical background is preferred, but not required. Strong research, legal analysis, writing skills and interest in trial work are required. We seek candidates that are proven self-starters as well as possessing the ability to work as part of a larger team. Candidates must be a current member of the State Bar of California in good standing. Please send cover letter and resume to: AttorneyRecruiting@hopkinscarley.com.
Trust & Estates Litigation Associate
Hopkins & Carley has a long standing reputation as one of the premier trust and estate litigation law firms and seeks to add a mid-level associate to a growing practice. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of litigation experience. Trust & Estates Litigation experience is desirable, but not required, as training in the substantive area will be provided. Trust and Estate litigation involves defending elders against financial abuse, suing trustees for breach of fiduciary duties, recovering real property, challenging trusts obtained illegally, defending trusts, and sometimes invalidating a marriage entered into for the purpose of taking an elder’s assets. An interest in the area and strong litigation skills, including a desire to appear in court, are required. Deposition and trial experience are also preferred, but not required. Candidates must possess outstanding academic credentials, strong legal analysis and excellent writing skills. Candidate must be a current member of the State Bar of California in good standing. When we return to working in the office, this attorney can be situated in either our downtown San Jose or Palo Alto offices. Please send cover letter and resume to: AttorneyRecruiting@hopkinscarley.com