McGuireWoods LLP

The Los Angeles – Century City office of McGuireWoods is seeking an Associate for their Tax & Employee Benefits Department.

A diversely skilled group, we provide a range of legal and financial assistance for our business and high-net-worth clients: business tax, employee benefits and executive compensation, and private wealth services. Key partners on our team draw from experience they gained as stakeholders and government officials who helped to shape the very laws, policies and enforcement measures we navigate daily on behalf of our clients.

We represent individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations and other business entities in tax audits at federal, state and local government levels. We also regularly represent clients before federal, state and local tax authorities; before state trial and appellate courts; and in U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, federal district courts and federal courts of appeals. Our private wealth services team focuses on the unique needs of high-net-worth clients around the globe, including estate planning, gift and estate tax law, and family business succession issues.

McGuireWoods, one of the world’s leading law firms, has provided legal solutions to corporate, individual, and nonprofit clients since 1834. Diversity and inclusion are essential to how we do business, informing how we recruit, retain and promote lawyers and staff to serve clients. Along with excellent benefits, McGuireWoods offers our attorneys a competitive salary with hours and merit bonus opportunities, billable hours credit for pro bono work, and a hybrid remote option allowing flexibility and work-life balance. Our Applicant Disclosures describe your rights. Our Privacy Statement describes how we will process and safeguard your personal data.

Salary: $250,000 – $415,000


  • Candidates should have 3-8 years of experience in a law firm. The associate will work with McGuireWoods’ transactional tax lawyers to assist clients with tax issues relating to renewable energy transactions, such as advising clients on begin construction requirements, prevailing wage requirements and apprenticeship requirements under code section 45 and 48, M&A transactions, tax equity transactions, tax credit transfers and other joint ventures.
  • Experience with tax credit transactions, tax credit transfers, tax equity financings and tax opinion letters is a requirement.
  • Excellent academic credentials required and an LL.M. in taxation is preferred.
  • Please submit cover letter, resume and transcript.

Please be advised that this is a national search with a focus on the following markets: Houston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York, Richmond, Charlotte, Los Angeles – Century City, Los Angeles – Downtown and Dallas.

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