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Senior Real Estate Attorney

Goodspeed | Merrill (G|M) is seeking 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].

Litigation Associate Attorney

Goodspeed Merrill (G|M) is a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm committed to providing top-notch legal services to our diverse client base. With a focus on excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction, we take pride in fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. G|M attorneys are known for displaying sound judgment and decision-making along with outstanding problem-solving skills, and as a rule are determined, professional, and well-informed. G|M is where passion meets excellence seeks an experienced Litigation Associate Attorney with 4-7 years of experience to be part of its thriving Litigation practice. We are looking for an attorney who is passionate about the law, clients and his or her team; enjoys a culture of high achievement; and wants to be part of a growing and dynamic law firm.

The successful Litigation Associate Attorney candidate will have the knowledge and experience necessary to support the firm’s busy commercial, real estate, and employment litigation practices. The preferred Litigation candidate will decisively execute projects, have excellent writing and analytical skills, and enjoy working as part of a strong team. The preferred candidates will a record of demonstrated leadership, have experience taking/defending depositions, and trial experience.

 

Job Description

Key Results:

  • Execute projects in a timely and professional manner.
  • Build and nurture positive relationships with clients and team members.

Required Experience:

  • 4 – 7 years of active litigation experience in commercial and real estate litigation.
  • 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 supervising partner or senior attorney.
  • Excellent drafting skills coupled with strong analytical skills and the ability to formulate, consider, and evaluate potential solutions and to execute on chosen strategies. 
  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado. 
  • Team player with a “no task too small” attitude. 
  • An attorney who is determined, professional, well-informed, knowledgeable, attentive, and proactive. 

To work with GM you should appreciate:

  • A client-first mindset and willingness to put in extra effort as client priorities dictate
  • A team 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

Benefits and Compensation:

The salary range for this position is $120,000-$135,000 depending on experience.

We have a dynamic bonus program for Associate level attorneys which permits time for business development without sacrificing bonus eligibility after achieving 1,800 billable hours.

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance (part of premium is paid by GM)
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Colorado Bar dues and CLEs
  • In-house mentoring program

Goodspeed Merrill is located near Lincoln and I-25 in the Meridian Business Park

Senior Associate – Employment

Goodspeed Merrill is a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm committed to providing top-notch legal services to our diverse client base. With a focus on excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction, we take pride in fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. As we continue to expand our legal team, we are seeking a talented Senior Associate focusing on employment issues. Goodspeed Merrill is where passion meets excellence.

Job Description

Position Overview: The ideal candidate will have a solid foundation in employment law, with experience handling a variety of employment-related matters. The role is varied and requires superior comprehension of employment law issues as we represent both plaintiffs and corporate clients. This role requires a proactive and detail-oriented individual who can provide strategic counsel to clients while effectively managing caseloads. Experience with partnership disputes, complex incentive plans, trade secret litigation, accommodation management, leave, and wage-hour compliance are desirable.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct legal research and analysis on employment law issues.
  • Draft, review, and advise clients on employment-related agreements, policies, and documentation.
  • Contribute to business development activities including training, client email blasts, luncheons, and networking events.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance to clients on a range of employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour compliance, and employee relations.
  • Contribute to and keep forms up to date including releases, handbooks employment agreements, and non-compete agreements.
  • Represent clients in administrative proceedings, negotiations, and mediations.
  • Operate with significant autonomy on matters with oversight and support as needed.
  • Prepare and advise clients on all types of employment related documents.
  • Collaborate with senior attorneys, partners, and legal staff to develop case strategies and solutions.
  • Stay informed about changes in employment laws and regulations.

This is an in-person role. Hybrid work may be considered after six months of employment.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  • Active bar membership in Colorado.
  • 5+ years of experience practicing law with demonstrable experience in employment law.
  • Strong understanding of federal and state employment laws and regulations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a diverse caseload and work independently.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Occasional support on other corporate or litigation matters as needed.
  • Commitment to providing outstanding client service.

Benefits and Compensation:

The salary range for this position is $135,000-$155,000 depending on experience. We have a dynamic bonus program for senior associate level attorneys which permits time for business development without sacrificing bonus eligibility after achieving 1,500 billable hours.

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Colorado Bar dues and CLEs
  • In-house mentoring program

Associate Corporate & Tax Planning

Goodspeed Merrill is a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm committed to providing top-notch legal services to our diverse client base. With a focus on excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction, we take pride in fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. As we continue to expand our legal team, we are seeking a talented Associate focusing on tax issues. Goodspeed Merrill is where passion meets excellence.

Goodspeed | Merrill (G|M) is seeking an experienced Mid to Senior level Associate Attorney to support a thriving Corporate and Strategic Planning Tax Law practice. We are looking for an attorney who is passionate about their clients, coworkers, and their field of work; enjoys a culture of high achievement; and wants to be part of a growing and dynamic law firm!

Job Description

General Duties:

  • Advising on general corporate and sophisticated tax treatment and consequences of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) transactions
  • Advising on tax consequences of ownership interests in corporations; including S-Corporations, Limited Liability Corporations, Partnerships, etc.
  • Advising on tax consequences of real estate transactions
  • Advising and Assisting in choice of entity, planning and structuring M&A transactions
  • Drafting and Negotiating Tax Representations/Covenants
  • Assisting in general tax due diligence review

Requirements & Experience:

  • 2+ years practicing attorney with relevant law firm experience
  • Essential Knowledge Base + Experience
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited university
  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado (good standing)
  • Tax Experience preferred – Interest level in Tax
  • Strong team player with demonstrated leadership qualities
  • A motivated individual with a proven capacity to develop opportunities through effective relationships that lead to successful business development for the Practice and Firm

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

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 GM 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

Benefits and Compensation:

The salary range for this position is $120,000-$135,000 depending on experience.
We have a dynamic bonus program for Associate level attorneys which permits time for business development without sacrificing bonus eligibility after achieving 1,500 billable hours.

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance (premium partially paid by GM)
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Colorado Bar dues and CLEs
  • In-house mentoring program
  • Goodspeed Merrill is located near Lincoln and I-25 in the Meridian Business Park

    Paralegal – Litigation

    Goodspeed Merrill (GM) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Paralegal to support a thriving and growing Litigation practice. Work in partnership and under the direction of attorneys at Goodspeed Merrill to develop close relationships with clients, establish legal needs, help them understand their options, and support their representation in court and/or negotiations.

    Paralegals at GM provide active support by investigating the facts of cases, organizing and maintaining legal files, and writing reports used to prepare for trial. You will obtain formal statements and affidavits that are useful in court, conduct research, prepare legal documents, and perform other duties to ensure that G|M clients receive the best and most cost-effective legal solutions.

    Completion of a professional certification program is desirable (but not mandatory), along with 5+ years of related experience & knowledge, and an ability to think critically, analyze problems, and recommend solutions. Candidates should be highly detailed and organized with a proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of team members.

    The successful candidate will be familiar with standard legal concepts, practices, and procedures necessary to support a growing general litigation practice. He or She will be comfortable relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals with a certain degree of creativity and latitude, while performing a variety of tasks under the general supervision of the Practice lead and/or accountable attorney.

    Job Description

    Experience, Education, and Certification Requirements:

    • Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant or completion of a paralegal certificate program
    • Experience in working concurrently with multiple attorneys in a practice
    • Experience may substitute for completion of a certification program
    • Knowledge of and experience with both Colorado and Federal court systems and the Rules of Civil Procedure (CRCP/FRCP)
    • Bachelor’s degree and advanced education is a plus
    • County court experience is also desirable
    • Familiarity with and or ability to learn systems necessary for the practice of law (ProLaw, MS Office, MS Teams, etc)

    Responsibilities and Key Results:

    • Manage day to day activities including documentation of matters in ProLaw
    • Perform conflict checks and open new matters
    • Calendar deadlines, court hearings/trials, and arbitration deadlines/hearings
    • Provide organization to client documents and related documentation
    • Preparation of disclosures and production of documents including creation/maintenance of indexes and utilization of Bates labeling
    • Prepare deposition summaries
    • Communicate with Attorneys and/or Partners on work status and client issues that arise
    • Achieve positive reviews/feedback from clients
    • Proportionately contribute to overall client satisfaction and firm operating goals
    • Attain minimum billing hours (utilization) on a monthly and annual basis
    • Be available 8 hours per day, if not out of office at meetings, hearings, depositions, or trial

    GM has a reputation for developing close relationships with clients. Attorneys and staff at GM are known for displaying sound judgment and decision-making along with outstanding problem-solving skills, and as a general rule are determined, professional and well informed.

    To work with GM 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, Dental and Vision Insurance (part of premium paid by GM)
    Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
    401(k) Plan
    Paid Time Off
    Incentive bonus program

    We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, with this position ranging from $70,000 to $80,000 per year.

    This posting is for an in-person role. GM is located in the Meridian International Business Center at Lincoln & I-25 with convenient commutes to the greater metropolitan Denver area.

    Job Type: Full-time
    Salary: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year

    Schedule:

    • 8 hour shift
    • Monday to Friday

    Ability to commute/relocate:

    • Englewood, CO 80112: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)