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Strategic Tax Planning Attorney

Goodspeed | Merrill (G|M) is seeking an experienced Mid to Senior level Associate Attorney to support a thriving corporate and transaction Strategic Planning Tax Law practice. Work with other Attorneys, Partners and Staff at Goodspeed | Merrill to serve as the lead implementation attorney for sophisticated tax efficient business and wealth transfer structuring.

Experience in strategic planning (within the fields of accounting or finance), mathematics/engineering educational background, and/or other relevant professional experience preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to exhibit a demonstrated ability to evaluate and analyze existing structures as well as identify tax efficient planning opportunities for growth stage businesses or transaction planning. A working knowledge of income tax, partnership tax, corporate tax, and estate/gift tax planning strategies is essential, but may be offset by the ability to develop proficiency rapidly.

Tax planning may include tiered entities, corporate conversions, complex partnership agreements (with profits interests), S-corporation F-reorgs, IP holding companies, 1202/Qualified Small Business Stock, ESOPs, Qualified Opportunity Zone, captive insurance and charitable planning structures.

Estate planning may include opportunities to structure for wealth transfer using Trusts (grantor and non-grantor), charitable trusts, gifting, family limited liability company/partnership, discounted or fractional interest gifting, gift tax return preparation and other family office structures and strategies for wealth transfer.

Transactions may reflect, charitable trusts (for deferral and mitigation), deferred sales trusts, Sec. 1045 planning QSBS/1202 stock planning, tax-free acquisition/merger or spin-off structures, 1031 like-kind exchange and developer/land banking structures for real property.

General familiarity with other tax planning considerations relative to state income and incidence of sales/use tax is a plus.

This is an opportunity to join Goodspeed & Merrill’s fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture where you will be supported to discover your full potential. Some portable book of business is always a plus.

Job Description

Key Results:

  • Proportionately contribute to overall client satisfaction and firm revenue/profitability goals
  • Achieve positive reviews from clients
  • Attain minimum billing hours (utilization) on a monthly and annual basis
  • Attain Effective Rate goals on a monthly and annual basis
  • Develop new client referral sources for business development on an annual basis that leads to growth for the Practice and Firm

Experience:

  • 5 – 7 years practicing attorney with relevant experience handling a wide array of Tax Law matters and related client engagement experience
  • Strong team player with demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Seasoned attorney that experience has made determined, professional, knowledgeable, attentive, and proactive
  • A motivated individual with a proven capacity to develop opportunities through effective relationships that lead to successful business development for the Practice and Firm
  • Some book of portable business is desirable, along with a strong desire to continue to build his or her practice

Knowledge:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited university
  • Tax LLM is a plus
  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team conducting research, preparing legal documents, and performing other duties to ensure clients receive the best and most cost-effective legal solutions
  • Develop implementation strategy and coordinate and consummate preparation of relevant documents
  • Excellent drafting skills coupled with the ability to formulate, consider and select the most appropriate solutions
  • Strong organizational skills and a self-starter with the ability to prioritize/manage workflow to meet deadlines
  • Top candidates will display natural leadership qualities with exceptional interpersonal, written, and speaking skills
  • Desire for a long-term rewarding career

To work with G&M you should appreciate:

  • A client first mindset and willingness to put in extra effort as client priorities dictate.
  • A culture of high achievement while enjoying the work and the people you work with.
  • Flexibility in how we operate, intended to accommodate a growing and dynamic law firm environment.
  • Outstanding benefits including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Paid Time Off
    • Colorado Bar dues and CLEs
    • Reasonable billable/revenue requirements
    • In-house mentoring program
  • We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with this position ranging from $150,000 to $180,000 per year
  • G|M attorneys have a compelling bonus structure based on billable hour thresholds, origination of client matters, and collected revenues
  • G|M is located in the South Denver Tech Center (DTC) near Lincoln and I-25 in the Meridian Business Park. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Family Law Attorney

Goodspeed | Merrill (G|M) is seeking an experienced Mid to Senior level Associate Attorney to support a thriving Family Law practice group. Customer service is of the utmost importance, and we believe that collaboration and communication is key to delivering a great experience for our clients. 

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, the ability to handle a matter from inception through resolution, strong trial skills and courtroom experience, and a minimum of 4 years of family law experience. A portable book of business is not required but a definite plus.

Job Description

To work with G&M you should appreciate:

  • A client first mindset and willingness to put in extra effort as client priorities dictate.
  • A culture of high achievement while enjoying the work and the people you work with.
  • Flexibility in how we operate, intended to accommodate a growing and dynamic law firm environment.
  • Outstanding benefits including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Paid Time Off
    • Colorado Bar dues and CLEs
    • Reasonable billable/revenue requirements
    • In-house mentoring program
  • We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with this position ranging from $115,000 to $130,000 per year
  • G|M attorneys have a compelling bonus structure based on billable hour thresholds, origination of client matters, and collected revenues
  • G|M is located in the South Denver Tech Center (DTC) near Lincoln and I-25 in the Meridian Business Park. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Senior Associate Real Estate Attorney

Goodspeed Merrill (G|M), a rapidly growing full-service business law firm located in South Metro Denver’s up-and-coming Meridian Community, is seeking a Senior Real Estate Associate Attorney/Of Counsel to join its growing real estate practice.

The successful candidate will be currently licensed in Colorado, have approximately 6-10 years of relevant real estate experience, and possess a strong desire to serve their clients. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with commercial acquisitions and dispositions, including title and survey review and negotiations, and commercial leasing. Candidates with experience drafting covenants, commercial development and/or land use, and some portable book of business will be preferred.

Job Description

To work with G&M you should appreciate:

  • A client first mindset and willingness to put in extra effort as client priorities dictate.
  • A culture of high achievement while enjoying the work and the people you work with.
  • Flexibility in how we operate, intended to accommodate a growing and dynamic law firm environment.
  • Outstanding benefits including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Paid Time Off
    • Colorado Bar dues and CLEs
    • Reasonable billable/revenue requirements
    • In-house mentoring program
    • After a probationary period, this position may have limited work from home (WFH) options
  • We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with this position ranging from $135,000 to $155,000 per year
  • G|M attorneys have a compelling bonus structure based on billable hour thresholds, origination of client matters, and collected revenues
  • G|M is located in the South Denver Tech Center (DTC) near Lincoln and I-25 in the Meridian Business Park. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Associate Corporate Attorney

Goodspeed Merrill (G|M) is growing rapidly… and we are seeking an experienced Associate Attorney to grow with us and join our thriving Corporate Law practice. You will work with other Attorneys, Partners and Staff to develop close relationships with clients, establish legal needs, provide sound legal advice, help clients understand their options, and provide representation as necessary.

Associate Corporate Attorney candidates will have knowledge of and demonstrated experience in Corporate Services with strong fundamentals in general corporate matters including, corporate formation, corporate structuring, drafting and review of operating agreements, bylaws, shareholder agreements and other similar corporate documents, equity purchase and sale transactions, corporate governance, and contracts drafting & review.

The Corporate position will support a broad practice area, reviewing, drafting, and modifying a full range of documents and agreements used in the practice of Corporate law. Our ideal candidate will be adept at handling a wide array of transactions including asset sales, stock and real property transactions, finance, fund placements, and real estate transactions.

Job Description

Key Results:

  • Achieve positive outcomes and reviews from clients.
  • Proportionately contribute to overall client satisfaction and firm revenue/profitability goals.
  • Attain minimum billing hours (utilization) on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Attain Effective Rate goals on a monthly and annual basis.

Experience:

  • 4 – 8 years practicing Law with experience handling a wide array of Corporate Law transactions.
  • Specific experience in reviewing, drafting, and modifying a full range of documents and agreements relating to asset sales, stock and real property transactions, finance, fund placements, and real estate transactions.
  • Sufficient experience to be comfortable planning and accomplishing goals with a certain degree of creativity and latitude, while performing a variety of tasks under the general supervision of the Partner or Senior Attorneys.

Knowledge:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited university
  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado
  • The successful candidate will be familiar with standard legal concepts, practices, and procedures necessary to support a growing Firm.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent drafting skills coupled with strong analytical skill and the ability to formulate, consider, and evaluate potential solutions.
  • Team player with a “no task too small” attitude.
  • A strong vision for your future coupled with a desire to develop and build your own practice.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team conducting research, preparing legal documents, and performing other duties to ensure clients receive the best and most cost-effective legal solutions.
  • An attorney that is determined, professional, well informed, knowledgeable, attentive, and proactive.
  • A motivated individual with a proven ability to develop effective relationships that lead to success for the Firm and specific practice area.

To work with G&M you should appreciate:

  • A client first mindset and willingness to put in extra effort as client priorities dictate.
  • A culture of high achievement while enjoying the work and the people you work with.
  • Flexibility in how we operate, intended to accommodate a growing and dynamic law firm environment.
  • Outstanding benefits including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Paid Time Off
    • Colorado Bar dues and CLEs
    • Reasonable billable/revenue requirements
    • In-house mentoring program
  • We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with this position ranging from $105,000 to $145,000, plus a comprehensive and compelling bonus structure based on billable hour thresholds, origination of client matters, and collected revenue.
  • G|M is located in the Meridian International Business Center at Lincoln & I-25 with convenient commutes to all of the greater metropolitan Denver area. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected].