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Associate Attorney - Business Law - Austin

The Austin office of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC, an established over 100-year-old Texas law firm has an immediate opening for an associate attorney with 1-3 years of general business transactional experience.

The associate will primarily work for experienced partners and other associates with very dynamic, growing practices. We are looking for a person who is a self-starter who can assume a meaningful role on a team alongside other attorneys and spectacular support staff.

Our firm offers a fast-track to partnership.  Associates are eligible for partnership consideration after 5 years of employment with the firm, and credit may be granted dependent on previous experience. 

Position Qualifications:

  • Experience handling contract drafting and negotiation, corporate matters, and mergers and acquisitions, particularly in technology and/or financial services businesses, strongly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to explain complex legal principles to non-experts in a succinct and understandable manner
  • Detail-oriented problem solver with ability to function in a fast-paced environment 
  • Collaborative nature with a “client first,” integrity driven mindset


Position Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Licensed to practice and in good standing in the State of Texas



  • Competitive salary with annual bonus plan 
  • 401(k)/profit sharing after one-year of service
  • Medical insurance is fully paid by the firm for attorneys and their dependents, subject to a minimal annual deductible
  • Dental and vision insurance available at low rates
  • Other fringe benefits offered, such as cell phone reimbursement and plan coverage, life insurance, and long-term disability
  • Annual state bar fees and CLE expenses covered by the firm

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