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Current Attorney Opportunities

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Education Attorney – Chicago, St. Louis, or Washington D.C.

Thompson Coburn is seeking an experienced attorney possessing 7-12 years’ experience working with public or private universities to join one of our Chicago, Washington D.C. or St. Louis offices. This position counsels and represents higher education clients on a wide variety of legal matters including policy development, legal and regulatory compliance, and drafting and negotiating agreements.

Candidates must have exceptional academic achievement, excellent analytical and writing skills, strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to function independently and in a collaborative setting.  Preference will be given to candidates with exposure to Title IV, Title IX and policy review.

To apply for the position, click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and writing sample.

Estate Planning Attorney – Chicago or St. Louis

Thompson Coburn LLP is seeking an associate attorney with 3-5 years of estate planning experience to join its Private Client practice group in the St. Louis or Chicago offices. Ideal candidates will have experience with sophisticated estate planning matters including gift, estate, and related income tax planning, estate and trust administration, charitable planning and family business succession planning.

This position requires strong academic credentials and excellent analytical and writing skills. In addition, candidates must have the ability to function both independently and within a team. The ability to establish, develop and maintain long-term relationships enabling client development and networking is essential.

To apply for the position, click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and writing sample.

Real Estate/Tax Credit/Commercial Finance Associate – Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, or Washington D.C.

Thompson Coburn is seeking an associate with 2-4 years of experience in commercial lending, real estate, and/or mergers and acquisitions to join its tax credit finance practice.  Experience with tax-advantaged investments is preferred but not required.

The practice is an active and diverse real estate and commercial finance practice with a focus on tax-credit subsidized equity and debt financings. Transactions are multi-faceted, often involving public/private partnerships with two or more sources of debt financings and multiple equity investors. The successful candidate will be an outgoing self-starter who can quickly take an active role in the documentation and closing of these transactions and will be expected to work closely with all transaction parties, including banks and other financial institutions, private equity firms, state and local governments, and their respective counsel.

To apply for the position, click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and writing sample.

Tax Associate – Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, or Washington D.C.

Thompson Coburn is seeking an associate with 2-4 years of experience in federal income tax. The ideal candidate must have experience working with partnership and corporate taxation (including S corporations) on a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions. Knowledge of international taxation, tax credit transactions, ruling requests and/or tax exempt entities would be a plus.

To apply for the position, click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and writing sample. 

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