Attorney Advisor or Senior Attorney Advisor - Transfer Tax Specialist
New York University
Location: See position description.
Internal Number: 118789
The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking a full-time Attorney Advisor OR Senior Attorney Advisor, based on experience, with expertise in federal gift, estate, and generation skipping-transfer taxation. This role will work closely with the Executive Director and other senior staff members to contribute to rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest.
You are an attorney with experience practicing US transfer tax law or working in US federal government processes of crafting, interpreting, or administering transfer tax law, and are excited to work closely with academics, legal practitioners, and policymakers to advance racial and economic equity in taxation. You are an excellent writer of rigorous technical tax materials, such as reports, memos, briefs, comments, or legislation and regulations. You are a highly-organized project manager and a clear communicator, able to manage production of high-quality, timely written work, and exercise judgement about where to focus time and resources to have robust input in fast-moving tax law and policy processes.
The Attorney Advisor, who will report to the Executive Director or another senior member of staff, will be responsible for duties including:
In consultation with other senior staff, helping to shape an ongoing research agenda in the areas of gift, estate, and generation skipping transfer taxation for the organization, and authoring a variety of technical tax written products called for in that agenda, including reports, briefs, and comments on regulations in the transfer tax space.
Supervising a Research Associate in the production of a series of written products, ensuring the quality and timeliness of work from outside authors.
Helping to design and implement systems to identify and prioritize opportunities for the Center to further its mission.
Building strong, confidential relationships with high-level practitioners, academics, and other outside experts.
In addition to the responsibilities listed for the Attorney Advisor above, Senior Attorney Advisors will be responsible for:
Helping to set the agenda in the areas of gift, estate, and generation skipping transfer taxation for the Tax Law Center.
Providing strategic guidance to the Executive Director and other senior team members.
Supervising and mentoring Tax Law Center staff.
JD or equivalent and some US experience practicing or working on issues involving federal gift, estate, and generation skipping transfer taxes or transfer tax policy making or administration.
Strong legal research and writing skills, including the ability to express precise, highly technical information in a way that is clear and compelling.
Excellent communication skills.
A commitment to the mission of the Center.
For Senior Attorney Advisors, good judgment about how to navigate and weigh complex and uncertain policy and procedural considerations
Prior experience managing staff is a plus but is not required, but you need to be excited to develop these skills.
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for an Attorney Advisor position is between $110,000 and $160,000 per year depending on experience. The annual base salary range for a Senior Attorney Advisor position is between $145,000 and $175,000 per year depending on experience.
New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions.
You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions.
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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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