Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP is seeking an associate attorney for our Trusts & Estates practice group in our Oakland office.  In this time of significant planning opportunities for clients, the Trusts & Estates group has seen a demand for its services increase exponentially.  The position is well-suited for someone who enjoys being busy and wants to work for a firm with an established path to partnership.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of estate planning and trust administration experience, with a background in tax, preferred
  • Experience  in drafting and implementing complex estate planning strategies such as GSTT legacy trusts, SLATs, GRATs, sales to IDGTs, and CRTs
  • Experience in handling probate matters, including preparing and filing motions and trust litigation, preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interface with clients on a regular basis
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to problem solve and work with a variety of personalities and work styles
  • Must be a self-starter with superior organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple assignments within a fast-pace environment
  • L.M in tax or requisite courses in law school that have been applied in practice
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and a Document Management System, desired


The ideal candidate also will have strong academic credentials from a top law school. Must be admitted and a member in good standing of the California Bar.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established firm that offers interesting work, a collaborative working environment, opportunities to support pro bono activities and competitive benefits.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to, and please reference Trusts & Estates Attorney in the subject line of your e-mail.

DF LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12