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US Tax Associate (1st – 5th year US Qualified)

We are currently recruiting for a US Tax Associate to join our team in Milan!

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Permanent - Full Time



Job Role

Private Client and Tax

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About Withersworldwide

A law firm focused on people and collaboration. For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives. We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes. Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems.  It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future. To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones. We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first. Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.

Private Client and Tax Division – US Team 

The Private Client and Tax division provides sophisticated legal advice to some of the world’s most successful people, from aristocracy to first, second and third generation entrepreneurs, industrialists, senior executives, celebrities, artists, philanthropists and other prominent figures.  The firm has one of the largest and most comprehensive private client practices in the world. As well as acting for clients with a UK and US connection, the team has an international focus and acts for clients in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America in relation to trust and succession planning.   

The Role

The Associate will join the firm's Milan based US private client team to advise a broad mix of international high net worth individuals, families, family offices, their closely held businesses and investment structures on US and international tax, trust and estate planning.   The work will be diverse covering issues such as international trust and estate planning, expatriation planning, pre-immigration planning, cross-border philanthropy, passive and active investment structuring for both US clients and non-US clients wishing to invest in the US, etc.  

The ideal candidate must have strong experience in:

  • Researching and analysing Internal Revenue Code and Regulations provisions
  • Preparing technical advice memoranda
  • Drafting wills and trusts
  • Writing and speaking directly to clients

Person Specification

  • Must already be admitted to practice law in the US 
  • LLM in taxation / law school concentration in tax and estate planning / practical experience 
  • Prior work experience outside of the US, particularly in Europe, will be considered an asset
  • Desire to combine drafting work with tax planning covering a range of estate/gift, personal tax, corporate and partnership tax scenarios
  • Must be 1st-5th year Associate (preferably with a Juris Doctor)


For further information, please contact the recruitment team.


Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withersworldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation).


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