TRIAL ATTORNEY (Tax and Finance)

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441 4th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
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Position Description: 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Commercial Division provides legal advice and transactional and litigation support to the District Government in the core areas of community and economic development, real estate, procurement, tax, finance, bankruptcy, land use, and public works. The successful candidate will be one of five attorneys in the Tax and Finance Section handling the District’s affirmative and defensive litigation concerning tax matters (real property, personal property, business franchise, income, recordation, transfer, estate, and inheritance).

The Tax and Finance Section litigates primarily in the Tax Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and, with respect to tax sale foreclosure litigation, in the Civil Division. Section attorneys may also handle transactional work such as negotiating, drafting, and reviewing transactional documents involved in the District’s issuance of bonds and notes (e.g. general obligation, revenue, and tax increment financing), including the negotiation of terms and conditions of the issuance and preparation of the Attorney General’s opinions for the bond and note issuances, and provide advice on other municipal finance transactions. In addition, Section attorneys assist the Land Acquisition and Bankruptcy Section in the acquisition of real property for municipal purposes. The incumbent exercises independent judgment and handles a substantial case load.


QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have three or more years of litigation experience, preferably in the area of tax, developable familiarity with property valuation concepts, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

ELIGIBILITY: The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

To apply: 

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should e-mail one PDF file which includes: 1) a cover letter (must include the vacancy number) summarizing why you are interested and the skills and abilities you possess that will enable you to succeed in this position; 2) résumé; 3) list of three references; and 4) a writing sample to [email protected] by 11:59pm EST on July 4, 2017, addressed to Arlyntha Love, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Equal Opportunity Employer