Kutak Rock LLP is seeking a section 103 tax associate or lateral partner to join our national public finance practice. The position will be located in the Firm’s District of Columbia office. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in municipal finance. A candidate with a LL.M. in taxation is a plus but is not required. Responsibilities include the following: drafting tax documents and forms; drafting or reviewing tax disclosure for official statements; ensuring all tax-advantaged financings for which Kutak Rock serves as counsel satisfy the federal tax requirements and conform to all federal tax restrictions; advising clients and transactional attorneys within the firm of the federal tax requirements related to tax-advantaged financings; brainstorming solutions to tax problems; explaining the remedial action provisions of the Income Tax Regulations; advising issuers and conduit borrowers with respect to rebate and other arbitrage compliance matters; understanding yield calculation methodology; serving as counsel to issuers and conduit borrowers during examinations of bond issues by the IRS; counseling clients and other participants regarding miscellaneous tax issues such as original issue discount, market discount, bond premium, interest rate swaps, issuing bonds on a forward basis; possess a general knowledge of classification of different tax entities such as partnership, trust, custodian, and associations taxable as corporations; and serving as counsel to issuers, borrowers, and others seeking guidance regarding the federal income tax implications of owning or selling tax-exempt bonds.
All candidates should either be licensed to practice in the District of Columbia or qualify to waive into the District of Columbia Bar , have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. The candidate must be proactive and will be expected to work with lawyers located in multiple Kutak Rock offices.
Kutak Rock LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse working environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy, caregiver status, gender stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, AIDS/HIV status, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other legally protected category. The firm will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants requiring accommodation in the job application process should contact the Human Resources Department at 402-346-6000 or by emailing HRDepartment@KutakRock.com.