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Real Estate Associates

Boston; New York

Senior real estate associate with transactional experience, JV, Financing (Borrower Side)

Mid-level real estate associate with transactional, JV and/or office leasing experience

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.

Tax Associate

New York

Tax associate with 2-5 years of experience in a transactional practice. Ideal candidates would have some knowledge of and experience with partnerships and real estate transactions.

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.

Senior Director of Talent Development

Boston; New York

The Senior Director of Talent Development, together with the Chief Legal Talent Officer and under the direction of the Managing Directors, will lead the firm’s talent development strategy and help promote its brand as a top legal talent destination. This person will contribute to the success of the firm by effectively integrating, developing, training, coaching, engaging and retaining the firm’s attorneys. This person will align the firm’s talent development strategy and resources with the firm’s business growth goals, and will coach and develop Legal Talent team members who can enthusiastically execute on and support the strategy.

This position can be based in either the Boston or New York office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

Partner with the Chief Legal Talent Officer and the Managing Directors to:

  1. Devise and implement an innovative strategy, efficient processes and clear protocol for developing attorneys across all practice groups;
  2. Collaborate with the Associate Development Committee, Directorship Review Committee and Practice Group Associate Development Directors to define priorities and implement practices to develop, engage, retain and advance the firm’s legal talent;
  3. Lead the assessment, development or enhancement, and implementation of educational, coaching, mentoring, career development and feedback programming for attorneys;
  4. Execute on firm strategic talent initiatives and practice group needs in collaboration with initiative leaders and practice group co-chairs;
  5. Collaborate with Legal Talent team members and firm practice groups to efficiently onboard and integrate new attorneys;
  6. Collaborate with the Inclusion Advisory Committee to develop metrics and analyze data regarding diversity, recruiting, development, engagement, retention and market trends, and to drive enhanced diversity and inclusion within the firm;
  7. Collaborate with Legal Talent team members and practice group co-chairs to develop and implement an enhanced coaching program for attorneys;
  8. Collaborate with Legal Talent team members to review, develop and update skills frameworks and Individual Development Plans for associates;
  9. Collaborate with Legal Talent team members, the Directorship Review Committee, and Associate Liaison Committee to assess and enhance the performance management process and output for associates;
  10. Develop relevant processes and tools to measure and report key talent development success metrics and regularly communicate the effectiveness and efficiency of the talent development function;
  11. Stay abreast of and report on talent development data and trends at the firm and within the legal industry;
  12. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of key talent development, leadership and diversity initiatives across industries to help in the continual assessment and enhancement of the firm’s practices;
  13. Negotiate consulting agreements and manage consulting relationships;
  14. Develop and manage the Talent Development budget, monthly tracking and quarterly forecasting;
  15. Manage the Talent Development team through coaching and development of team members; and
  16. Contribute to a team culture that focuses on continuous improvement and innovation.

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum of eight (8) years direct experience with talent development in a law firm or other professional services firm;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; J.D. or other graduate degree preferred;
  • Exceptional organization skills;
  • Results-oriented with proven track record of consistent follow through and ability to effectively manage multiple assignments simultaneously and to accomplish goals in a fast-paced, professional services environment;
  • Polished communication, interpersonal and executive functioning skills with demonstrated ability to interact with and gain the confidence of all levels of professionals;
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships at all levels internally and externally and to work in a collaborative environment;
  • Demonstrably high level understanding of the business of law, industry trends and talent development best practices;
  • Demonstrable thoughtfulness, creativity, judgment and general business acumen;
  • Strategic mindset and hands-on approach;
  • Excellent analytic skills to identify trends in firm data and the legal industry and identify solutions that will maximize firm success;
  • Excellent team management skills and ability to develop and motivate others;
  • Proactive, flexible and client-service oriented with professional, positive demeanor and work style; and
  • Must possess seasoned and professional judgment and discretion and be able to protect and maintain highly confidential information.

For more information: Please email Marianne Monagle, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected] 

Goulston & Storrs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, handicap, disability or veteran status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Goulston & Storrs complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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Marketing & Business Development Senior Coordinator/ Litigation Practice Administrator

Boston

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT MISSION

The Goulston & Storrs business development department is fast-paced, fast moving, exciting and entrepreneurial.  Our goal is to set the standard for law firm business development departments. We will achieve this through our relationships externally and internally. Our collective commitment, as a team, is to:

  • Provide education to our client (firm members)
  • Infuse best practices thinking into all areas of sales and service
  • Use analysis as the foundation for our approach to the market
  • Create innovative targeted marketing materials and initiatives
  • Support and enable the Firm as a business and community leader

DESCRIPTION:

The Marketing & Business Development Sr. Coordinator will:

  • Be a high-energy, creative professional with strong communication skills.
  • Be responsible for working with individual attorneys and litigation marketing teams to identify, develop and follow through on business development activities.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the co-chairs and business development colleagues to develop and execute strategic action plans.
  • Serve as lead contact and project manager on litigation projects from conception to follow-through to ensure efficiency and quality.
  • Plan with lead director(s), attend, and run/present as needed for all assigned group meetings, tracking all action items and following up on actions.
  • Prepare targeted and highly customized presentation materials and responses to RFPs, including drafting, formatting, tracking deliverables, assembly, editing and production as needed; follow up and track outcomes.
  • Collaborate with Business Development colleagues to:
    • Identify and pursue profile raising and thought leadership opportunities in key industry and business publications through media relations, events, and advertising;
    • Manage events and sponsorships including attendance focusing on building client relationships;
  • Prepare nominations for awards and recognition opportunities.
  • Support and help identify cross-selling activities between practice areas.
  • Work with business development colleagues to coach and prepare attorneys for presentations to clients and prospective clients for new business.
  • Manage the organization of representative matters, client lists and group experience for use in specific business development efforts and for awards and recognition opportunities.
  • Serve as the “face” of the Firm at business and community events.
  • Support the firm’s client service teams by: managing, guiding and tracking client development efforts; tracking trends in fees and services provided; and, in conjunction with the library, monitoring external media for press mentions and other client intelligence.
  • Identify areas of competitive intelligence, analyze, and conduct as needed, research on our competitors and clients.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Meticulous attention to detail, including strong proofreading and business writing skills.
  • Proven ability to provide exceptional client service to the Firm’s external clients and internal stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of sales support, theory, and techniques.
  • Maintain industry and service area knowledge to effectively and confidently respond to questions.
  • Strong MS office skills, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Experience with InDesign preferred.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required as is 5-7 years of work experience, preferably in a law firm.

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.

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Real Estate Paralegal

Boston; New York

Goulston & Storrs, an AmLaw 200 law firm, is seeking experienced Real Estate Paralegals with general commercial real estate background; experience with financings, title and survey, and experience with closings a must. Candidate must be a self-starter and have the ability to interact with clients and assume significant responsibility.

Please submit resumes to Jennifer Smith, Legal Recruitment Manager.

This job description is intended to be general and may evolve over time.  It is subject to periodic updating and is subject, at the firm’s discretion, to the assignment of different or additional duties.  We are an equal opportunity organization.