Thank you for your interest in Karr Tuttle Campbell, one of the oldest and most-respected law firms in the Pacific Northwest. Karr Tuttle Campbell is a full-service, medium-sized firm — large enough to offer a variety of legal expertise, yet small enough to offer personalized service.  We serve individuals, businesses, Northwest institutions, and government agencies. Ours is a supportive, friendly atmosphere that allows for easy exchanges regarding work product and expectations.  We promote teamwork because it helps us most effectively meet our clients’ needs and makes work more satisfying and rewarding.

Karr Tuttle Campbell respects quality of work and quality of life for attorneys and staff.  One example: We have put our values into practice by reducing the number of an associate’s required billable hours in order to emphasize quality over quantity and to promote a healthy balance between work and private life.  We are committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting minority and women employees with the goal that our attorneys and staff reflect the great diversity of the community we serve. Firm leadership encourages innovation and makes every effort to take advantage of advancements in technology that help us work most effectively and better serve our clients.

We are progressive and flexible in meeting the needs of our employees whenever possible. Where appropriate, Karr Tuttle Campbell attorneys and staff telecommute, job share or work flexible schedules.  The  firm sponsors social activities designed to encourage and cultivate healthy and constructive  working relationships and provides services such as a lunch room canteen intended to make employees’ daily work experience comfortable and productive.

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits to employees at all levels.  Our benefits package includes the following:

  • Full medical and dental coverage
  • Long term disability and life insurance
  • A flexible spending account
  • Generous vacation and sick leave allowances
  • A 401(k) retirement plan
  • Profit sharing for eligible employees
  • Transit subsidy
  • Professional dues and support for professional activities
  • Tuition assistance opportunities
  • Annual performance evaluations
Karr Tuttle Campbell recognizes the importance of involvement in community life.  The firm encourages all employees to serve our neighbors by participating in activities and organizations of their own choosing.  Many of our professionals serve as trustees and board members in arts and charitable organizations, including Food Lifeline, Childhaven, and the Seattle Chamber Music Society, to name but a few. Karr Tuttle Campbell volunteers also provide legal advice to residents at the Seattle Emergency Housing Services and Downtown Seattle Bankruptcy Clinic.  Caring about and participating in the community is integral to our philosophy.

Associates / Summer Associates

Summer Program

Our summer program exposes law students to the various areas of our practice and allows the firm and the summer associate to evaluate each other.  To ensure that each summer associate has a wide range of legal experiences, a Summer Associate Committee carefully monitors his or her work.  Each summer associate has a supervising attorney who provides guidance. We encourage summer associates who have completed two years of law school to obtain certification under Rule 9 of the Washington Admission to Practice Rules, which authorizes them to participate in discovery proceedings. In the past, summer associates have met with clients, participated in discovery proceedings, and argued matters in district and superior courts. Our summer associates get a wide variety of challenging legal experiences. We view the Summer Associate Program as a working experience and hope that it is both intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding.

Associates

Karr Tuttle Campbell hires its associates with the hope that they will ultimately be invited to become shareholders. Thus, the firm does not employ a large number of associates with the expectation of forced attrition. Typically, we assign new associates to one of our practice departments.  At the same time we encourage associates to devote a portion of their time to other practice areas.  We believe this encourages development of well-rounded skills and facilitates the pursuit of new directions in the law as attorneys’ interests change and are refined over time. A shareholder works with each new associate as he or she makes the transition from law school to private practice.

Even though associates at Karr Tuttle Campbell work with experienced shareholders, they also handle matters on their own. Case responsibility and client contact are important aspects of the associate experience. An open-door policy on the part of senior attorneys and managers  provides opportunities for valuable, informal training and development.

To help our associates develop as professionals and to foster their progress toward shareholder status, we devote considerable time and effort to assessing their work and progress individually.  We conduct formal associate evaluations annually, soliciting input from all shareholders in the firm.  An Associate Evaluation Committee interviews each associate, identifies areas in which he or she can improve in effectiveness, and encourages feedback and commentary from the associate.  Karr Tuttle Campbell compensates associates at a level that is competitive with firms of comparable size in the Pacific Northwest. The firm recognizes superior associate performance by rewarding bonuses.

Lateral Attorneys

Karr Tuttle Campbell is often interested in talking to a practicing attorney who is considering a move of his or her practice to a different firm.  Typically, attorney applicants who fit in well here are those who have demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishment and writing skills, get along well with a diverse group of people, take pride in personal achievements, value involvement in the community and are entrepreneurial.  Growth for growth’s sake is not our agenda.  However a candidate who is a comfortable cultural fit and can add strength to our firm in the form of transportable business or a unique or highly marketable skill set, will find a favorable environment here to support a flourishing career.  We invite your confidential inquiry.

Marguerite Sandico
Director of Human Resources
Karr Tuttle Campbell
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98104

Non-Attorney Professional

In a mobile society, where change is the norm and movement is often seen as progress, Karr Tuttle Campbell has an extraordinarily stable professional staff.  Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits do their part to attract applicants and an atmosphere that respects and encourages professionalism, offers reasons to stay.  Employee longevity here is not unusual; it is the rule.  We like to think that is largely because the firm allows our people room to grow.

From office support workers to department managers, non-attorneys make up half of Karr Tuttle Campbell’s work force and include a large number who have been on the job for decades.  Our professionals include receptionists, legal secretaries, paralegals, specialists in information technology and litigation support, as well as library, accounting, finance and human resources personnel.  A firm culture that cultivates teamwork, allows cross-training and provides exposure to multiple disciplines means opportunities for employees to find their own best fit.

Openings

Probate Paralegal

Location:  Seattle, WA

Full Time:  Karr Tuttle Campbell, a Northwest law firm founded in 1904, seeks an experienced probate paralegal to join our team-oriented administrative staff.

Basic Function:
Performs full paralegal duties and must be capable of managing and prioritizing a heavy caseload.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience.  Candidate must have a great attitude, will be a team player, have a proactive work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills, will be proficient in proof-reading and data entry, detail oriented and have the ability to work well under pressure.  Candidate should be familiar with a broad range of trust and estates practice.

Essential Duties will Include:

  • Performs research and prepares a summary of research results as requested.
  • Drafts legal documents and proofreads for accuracy.
  • Prepares correspondence.
  • Files documents and pleadings with various courts and other agencies.
  • Summarizes legal documents, deposition transcripts, etc.
  • Assembles all estate planning documents, including deeds.
  • Analyzes records provided by clients, CPAs, banks and corporate fiduciaries, identifies assets held at death, values all estate assets utilizing IRS-approved methods, and calculates accruals.
  • Drafts Federal and State Estate Tax Returns and proofreads for accuracy.
  • Analyzes financial records and drafts internal office inventories, Probate Court Inventories and Fiduciary and Trust Accountings.
  • Provides guidance to clients and fiduciaries regarding estate administration tasks and provides information to CPAs to facilitate income tax return preparation.
  • Assists clients and others in collecting estate assets by compiling required legal transfer documentation and completes claim and new account forms.
  • Manages checkbooks for Estate and Trust funds and maintains accountings of funds received and expended.

Knowledge/Experience:
Strong knowledge of probate administration, estate planning, estate administration, and guardianships. Ability to work collaboratively and/or independently, while being proactive in prioritizing multiple projects to meet deadlines. Must be knowledgeable regarding legal filing and record-keeping practices, as relevant to the specific practice. Experience with trial preparation and with electronically filing court documents. Knowledge of local and state rules.  Must demonstrate a high degree of confidentiality, maintaining client confidences and protecting operations by safeguarding private information.

Skills: Advanced word processing/computer skills utilizing a variety of software programs including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Adobe and Fileshare. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation, attention to detail and follow-through skills.  Should also be highly organized and able to successfully multi-task and meet set deadlines. Strong customer service, ability to be flexible and work effectively as part of a team is required.

Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere. Salary DOE/excellent benefits.  Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY outlining their qualifications to Marguerite Sandico, Director of Human Resources, Karr Tuttle Campbell, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA  98104 or to moc.elttutrraknull@rh.  All inquiries are confidential.


Corporate and Transactional Associate Attorney

Corporate Transactional Associate:  Karr Tuttle Campbell, a northwest law firm founded in 1904, seeks a talented Corporate Transactional Associate to support our fast-paced, innovative Business and Finance Department.  Ideal candidate would have experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities regulation, governance, real estate transactions, and commercial contracts. An accounting degree, Tax LLM, or CPA would be considered a plus.  Candidates must have superior academic credentials and excellent writing and communications skills.

Responsibilities but are not limited to:

  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, which can range in complexity from simple asset purchase agreements to highly structured mergers designed to mitigate adverse tax impacts.
  • Prepare, draft, and review legal documents, such as stock and asset purchase agreements, supporting documentation for M&A transactions, leases, licenses, and documentation supporting real estate closings.
  • Contribute to the firm’s success by continuously improving client relations, profitability, productivity, and collective expertise.
  • Attend company sponsored events and networking groups.

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years’ experience practicing corporate law with experience in M&A, emerging companies, or venture capital work. Expected to be familiar with both buy and sell side diligence processes and have experience drafting transaction agreements. Ideally able to run typical startup legal transactions (e.g., convertible note financings, Series A financings) with minimal oversight.
  • Accounting degree, Tax LLM, or CPA preferred.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with clients, the public, and individuals at all levels of the organization in a positive and collaborative manner.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel), eCopy PDF, and DocuSign preferred.
  • Exceptional organization skills, strong self-motivator with high attention to detail and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent time and deadline management skills in fast paced environment, able to juggle multiple projects, and re-prioritize quickly and efficiently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to uphold highest standards of discretion, confidentiality, and exercise good judgment on day-to-day decisions.

Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere. Salary DOE.  The firm offers comprehensive benefits.  Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF Format only outlining their qualifications to Marguerite Sandico, Director of Human Resources, Karr Tuttle Campbell, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA 98104 or to moc.elttutrraknull@rh.  All inquiries confidential. For additional information about our firm, please visit our website at:  www.karrtuttle.com.


Entry- Level Legal Secretary Trainee & Support Clerk

Location: Seattle, WA

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Reports to:    Director of Human Resources

Summary:  This position is an entry-level trainee position with the goal of the candidate moving into a legal secretary position. While a trainee, the candidate will first provide assistance to secretaries on a task basis, progressing to providing coverage for desks while secretaries are out. The candidate will also assist the Support Service Team as well as answer phones at the front desk.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend training sessions
  • Assist secretaries with assigned tasks which may include organizing files, preparing binders; completing administrative tasks; entering attorney time; other projects as assigned
  • As skills build, cover desks for secretaries when they are out
  • Copy / reproduction of legal documents (photocopying, printing, and scanning); handling of such documents as requested (for example, placing documents into notebooks and/or numbering); maintain copy machines
  • Processing of Mail / Faxes – Incoming and outgoing mail, overnight deliveries; receipt and delivery of faxes
  • Conference Rooms – Set up conference rooms; stock with supplies
  • Office Moves – Move boxes, files and assist with furniture moves; must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Reception Coverage – Answer the phones and close phones daily; greet and assist clients
  • Filing – Support secretaries and paralegals with filing and various projects
  • Mailings – Assist marketing department with large mailing projects; some research may be requested
  • Accounting Related Projects – Help with mailing and scanning of statements; photocopying checks; other accounting tasks

 
QUALIFICATIONS

  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Ability to accurately type 60+ wpm
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products is required
  • Ability and willingness to learn new programs and program updates
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, service focused environment and to handle stressful situations in calm, composed manner
  • Ability to communicate by telephone in a professional, courteous manner
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to complete projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to follow client confidentiality guidelines
  • Legal experience preferred
  • Customer service background
  • Must be reliable and dependable
  • GED or High School Diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred


Hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm.  Some Saturday hours may be necessary.  We use Microsoft Office products and DM, among other programs.  Salary DOE.  The firm offers comprehensive benefits.  Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume  in PDF FORMAT ONLY (electronic version) outlining their qualifications to Marguerite Sandico, Director of Human Resources, Karr Tuttle Campbell, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA 98104 or to moc.elttutrraknull@rh.  All inquiries confidential. For additional information about our firm, please visit our website at:  www.karrtuttle.com.


Corporate/ Real Estate Paralegal

Location: Seattle, WA

Permanent / Full Time:
Karr Tuttle Campbell, a Northwest law firm founded in 1904, seeks an experienced Corporate Paralegal to join our team-oriented administrative staff.

Basic Function:

Performs full paralegal duties and must be capable of managing and prioritizing a heavy caseload.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience.  Candidate must have a great attitude, will be a team player, have a proactive work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills, will be proficient in proof-reading and data entry, detail oriented and have the ability to work well under pressure.

Essential Duties Will Include:

  • Provide support to a team of attorneys
  • Maintenance of entity records, including board/equity holder actions, ledgers, option plan administration
  • State and federal securities compliance
  • Transactional responsibilities:
    • Due diligence
    • Management of data sites
    • Drafting transactional documents
    • Management of closings for financings and M&A transactions
  • Review, preparation and filing of UCC filings and handle UCC filing search requests in all states
  • Experience with Corporate Focus also a plus
  • Title and survey document review
  • Draft of title and survey objections and title response letters
  • Draft legal documents such as deeds, easements, covenants, restrictions and contract addendums
  • Correspondence with title officers, escrow and opposing counsel
  • Schedule and coordinate closings
  • Draft closing documents for real estate transactions
  • Draft summary review memo of leases and purchase and sales agreements
  • Managing extremely active calendar of appointments
  • Track and enter hourly billing
  • Communicate directly with clients, attorneys, personnel, experts and other legal professionals
  • Manage deadlines to ensure efficient case development
  • Provide case status updates to the team on a regular basis
  • Handle files from opening to closing
  • Prepare closing binders
  • Other essential paralegal and administrative duties

Knowledge/Experience:
Strong corporate experience and knowledge in real estate transactions in a law firm environment. Ability to work collaboratively and/or independently, while being proactive in prioritizing multiple projects to meet deadlines. Paralegal certification, or a minimum of 5 years’ experience.

Skills: Advanced word processing/computer skills utilizing a variety of software programs including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Adobe and Fileshare. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation. attention to detail and follow-through skills, should also be highly organized and able to successfully multi-task and meet set deadlines. Strong customer service, ability to be flexible and work effectively as part of a team is required.

Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere. Salary DOE/excellent benefits. Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY outlining their qualifications to Marguerite Sandico, Director of Human Resources, Karr Tuttle Campbell, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA 98104 or to moc.elttutrraknull@rh. All inquiries are confidential.


2019 Summer Associate

We have met our hiring needs for our 2019 Summer Associate Program. If you are interested in our 2020 program, we will be accepting applications as early as May 2019. We will consider law students who will have completed two years of law school by the summer of 2020; and applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishment and writing skills, have the ability to get along with a diverse group of attorneys, pride themselves in their own personal achievements, and have been and wish to be involved in the community. If you are interested in a summer associate position, please submit your letter of interest, resume, transcript, and a short writing sample to the address below. PDF FORMAT ONLY.

Jessica G. Smith, PP, PLS
Hiring Coordinator
Karr Tuttle Campbell
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98104
moc.elttutrraknull@htimsj

Karr Tuttle Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

 

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