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Everything we do, from our comprehensive benefits to our networking activities, is thoughtfully designed for the growth and benefit of our employees and ultimately our clients. As an Am Law 200 firm, we are large enough to offer challenging and meaningful work, while maintaining a just-right size that fosters a collegial and collaborative culture. If you’re determined to excel, we have a place for you.

As a Firm, our reputation lies in building lasting relationships and delivering value for our clients and our people. Our deep experience and collaborative culture enable our attorneys to be efficient, effective and successful. Partner-level attorneys are critical to the achievement of each of these goals.

We reward performance and support all of our partners by investing in state-of-the-art technology, marketing and business development resources, and delivering operational excellence. Our lawyers have been recognized for their excellence by Chambers®Martindale-Hubbell®, and Best Lawyers® — ‌while also devoting themselves to public service and pro bono work. We are committed to a culture of respect and collaboration. We work hard to build a diverse, inclusive and welcoming work environment. And we promote leadership opportunities for our partners, both within the firm and in the communities we serve.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with partner-level candidates interested in joining our Firm. To learn more, please contact Lateral Hiring Partner, Todd M. Gleason.

Corporate & Business Associate

Boston, MA or Providence, RI

Looking for a Junior-level Corporate & Business Associate with an interest in joining a rapidly growing, dynamic, and sophisticated corporate and business law practice. The ideal candidate will have practiced at least two (2) years and have experience with a range of clients from small, closely held family businesses to large international corporations. Securities exposure a plus. Candidate’s practice should focus in the area of corporate and business law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, including experience handling a variety of corporate and financial transactions and issues, corporate restructurings, contracts, and corporate governance issues. Admission to Massachusetts or Rhode Island bar required.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to assume significant responsibility and hands-on experience in a collaborative and team-oriented work environment. Candidates must possess superior analytical and problem-solving skills and judgment, must excel in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment, and must be highly motivated with excellent oral and written communication skills.

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Corporate & Business | Public Finance Associate

Boston, MA, Providence, RI, Manchester, NH or Hartford, CT

Seeking a Public Finance associate with three (3) to five (5)+ years of experience to work in our Boston, Providence, Manchester (NH) or Hartford offices. The ideal candidate will have experience representing bondholders, borrowers, underwriters, commercial banks, issuer authorities, purchasers and/or corporate trustees in a variety of public finance transactions. The candidate should also have substantial experience with drafting legal documents for tax-exempt bond transactions and with organizing closings of those transactions. Experience with tax-exempt bond financings for governmental entities, section 501(c)(3) organizations and for-profit companies, as well as familiarity with the federal tax law provisions that pertain to the issuance of tax-exempt bonds is preferred.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to assume significant responsibility and hands-on experience in an active, collaborative, sophisticated and team-oriented public finance practice. Candidates must possess superior research, analytical and writing skills. Must also be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team.

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Litigation | Environmental & Energy Mid-Level Associate

Boston, MA

Seeking a Mid-Level Associate with an interest in joining a dynamic and sophisticated Environmental and Energy practice. The ideal candidate will have three (3) to seven (7) years of experience representing a range of clients in complex environmental and energy matters, including litigation disputes, permitting projects, counseling and representation in pre-litigation, compliance, administrative enforcement, and real estate/diligence matters. Experience advising clients on energy regulatory and transactional matters, securing siting and permit approvals for energy projects and appearing before state public utility commissions is a plus. Admission to Massachusetts Bar and/or Rhode Island Bar is required.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to work in a collaborative, team-oriented and sophisticated work environment.  Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and a desire to develop practice through creative and innovative marketing initiatives.

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Litigation | Mid-Level Associate

Manchester, NH

Seeking a Mid-Level Litigation Associate with an interest in joining a dynamic and sophisticated litigation practice. The ideal candidate will have three (3) to five (5) years of experience representing a range of clients in complex corporate and commercial disputes. Candidate should also have experience managing cases, conducting depositions and assisting with trial preparation. Admission to New Hampshire Bar is required.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to assume significant responsibility and hands-on experience in a collaborative and team-oriented work environment. Must have superior writing and oral communication skills, along with an excellent academic record. Must also be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team.

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Real Estate | Mid-Level Associate

Providence, RI

Seeking a candidate with four (4) to six (6)+ years of commercial real estate experience for our Providence office. The ideal candidate will have experience with acquisitions and dispositions, office and retail leasing, and land use. Candidates should also have experience handling closings, title, survey, and other real estate due diligence projects, as well as drafting and negotiating real estate transaction documents. Real estate finance experience is a plus. Admission to Rhode Island Bar is required.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to assume significant responsibility and hands-on experience in a collaborative, sophisticated and team-oriented work environment. Candidates must possess superior analytical and communication skills. Must also be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team.

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Trusts & Estates Associate

Hartford, CT

Seeking a Trusts & Estates associate with four (4) to six (6) years of experience – other levels of experience may be considered – for our Hartford office.  The ideal candidate will have experience drafting wills and various trusts.  The focus of the position will also include probate and administration for decedents’ estates and trusts, post-mortem tax planning, and preparation of federal and state estate tax returns.  Admitted to CT bar required.

There will be substantial client contact as well as interaction with the department’s attorneys. The position offers an excellent opportunity to assume significant responsibility and hands-on experience in a collaborative, sophisticated and team-oriented work environment.  Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication, computer (including Microsoft Word and Excel), problem solving, multitasking, and organizational skills. Must also be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team.

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Trusts & Estates Paralegal

Hartford, CT

Seeking a Trusts & Estates paralegal for our Hartford office. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in handling of all aspects of the estate and trust administration process.  Fiduciary administration and/or accounting experience desirable. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of probate pleadings (petitions, inventories, accountings, final reports, etc.);
  • Preparation of documents relating to the identification, collection, and valuation of assets;
  • Fiduciary accounting; and
  • Preparation of estate, gift, and income tax returns.

There will be substantial client contact as well as interaction with the department’s attorneys. The position offers an excellent opportunity to assume significant responsibility and hands-on experience in a collaborative, sophisticated and team-oriented work environment.  Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication, computer (including Microsoft Word and Excel), problem solving, multitasking, and organizational skills. Must also be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team.

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Conflicts Resolution Attorney

Boston, MA

The Conflicts Resolution Attorney is responsible for conflicts clearance review and analysis for firm-wide legal and lateral hires and new business, working directly with the Client Intake Manager, the firm’s General Counsel, as well as with attorneys to identify and resolve potential conflict of interest issues. This position requires strong knowledge of the Rules of Professional Responsibility as they pertain to conflicts and to potential conflicts involving legal hires, and significant interaction with attorneys. The major responsibilities of this role include informing the firm’s attorneys if there are potential conflicts of interest with legal hires, new client business, and marketing initiatives. The attorneys and General Counsel rely upon this information in making decisions about whether or not to accept new legal hires, clients and matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze complex conflict report search results and exercise independent judgment to identify potential conflict of interest issues with legal and lateral hires, new matters and marketing initiatives.
  • Use internal and external databases to conduct research relating to conflict resolution issues, including determining the status of relevant case matters, obtaining more information on the nature of the role of a business entity or individual in a particular matter, and researching corporate affiliations.
  • Communicate with attorneys to gather information and/or clarification on potential issues. Inform requesting partners and other attorneys of any potential conflict issues identified during analysis review, and work directly with the Client Intake Manager and firm General Counsel to assist and facilitate conflict resolution when necessary.
  • Prepare communications to attorneys, clearly stating all potential issues identified in conflict report and documenting the method of resolution of potential conflicts.
  • Work with attorneys and the firm’s General Counsel to create and finalize waiver and engagement letters. Review waiver and engagement letters received from clients to ensure that required conditions have been met.
  • Request and maintain all necessary supporting documentation to clear actual or potential conflict issues.
  • Prepare and implement ethical walls.
  • Assist Client Intake Manager and firm’s General Counsel with additional administrative support to comply with risk management initiatives related to client/matter intake and comprehensive recordkeeping on all new engagements. Provide recommendations to enhance conflict procedures in compliance with firm risk management policies.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, developments and new technologies impacting the conflicts group.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

Education and Experience:

  • ABA-accredited JD strongly preferred.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience with legal document review/analysis, knowledge of legal definitions/ability to conduct legal research utilizing variety of tools/resources preferred.
  • Experience with law firm conflicts and/or new business department preferred.
  • Prior experience using automated conflicts and/or workflow systems preferred, and knowledge of InTapp conflict checking and business intake software a plus.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with a broad range of people in a professional manner. Able to maintain professional composure in challenging or difficult situations.
  • Strong research skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills, strong attention to detail. Ability to use initiative and judgment to accomplish results.

Our Summer Associate Program at Hinckley Allen gives participants a realistic sense of the demands, challenges, and rewards of a position within our firm. Participants gain hands-on experience—through varied work assignments—in each of our primary practice areas. Both Associate- and Partner-level mentors guide the program. Additionally, there are plenty of opportunities to get to know our attorneys outside of the office through organized sporting events, dinners, community-focused projects, and more.

Work Assignments: Summer Associates receive diverse and challenging assignments, and work alongside Partners and more Senior Associates. For example, assignments can range from a simple litigation research memorandum to assisting a Partner at a complex real estate closing. We also provide the Summer Associates a chance to get involved with out-of-office experiences, including board meetings, depositions, arbitrations, client meetings, and judicial proceedings. Work is assigned to a Summer Associate based on, among other things, availability and practice areas of interest. Ultimately, the goal is to give each Summer Associate the opportunity to work in as many different areas of practice as possible throughout their summer. Moreover, each office has a designated assignment coordinator who coordinates projects for Summer Associates. In short, our goal is to provide Summer Associates with real work similar in complexity to what they would receive as a first or second year associate.

Practice Group Assignments: Summer Associates are not assigned to a specific department during the Summer Program. Summer Associates can express a preference to receive assignments from particular practice areas. Although we make every effort to accommodate their interests, we encourage Summer Associates to work on substantive projects from a variety of practice areas during the summer. Our goal is to offer intellectually stimulating projects that give Summer Associates an opportunity to demonstrate their writing, analytical, and advocacy skills, while working alongside Partners and Associates who are deeply invested in their success at the firm.

Training: Because of the small size of our summer class, and the firm’s lean approach to staffing, our Summer Associates truly learn by doing, including joining our attorneys for meetings, negotiations, closings, depositions and court appearances. In addition to a wide variety of assignments that provide invaluable “on-the-ground” training, our Summer Associates are provided with numerous educational opportunities throughout the Summer Program. Trainings are focused on such topics as legal writing, skills development, law firm economics, project management and tips for how to succeed as an Associate at Hinckley Allen.

Mentoring: Each Summer Associate is assigned three mentors, typically one Associate and two Partner co-mentors, from a range of practice areas, including the practice area where the Summer Associate has the strongest interest. The mentors assist the Summer Associates in any aspect of the Summer Associate program, as well as familiarize them with the firm’s policies, practices and procedures. In addition, the mentors may provide evaluations and feedback to the Summer Associates on their work product.

Social Events: The Summer Program is structured to give our Summer Associates a balance between work and social gatherings. A variety of social events are planned throughout the summer that provide summer associates with the opportunity to get to know our attorneys away from the office.

Diversity Scholarships

The firm is committed to diversity and inclusion. In addition to our general application, Hinckley Allen offers scholarships to diverse second-year and first-year law students. Scholarship recipients become part of the salaried 10-week summer program. The scholarship for a second-year student is $10,000. The scholarship for a first-year student is $5,000.

  • Eligibility – Law student at an ABA-accredited U.S. law school, strong record of academics, leadership, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  • Application– Resume, transcript, writing sample, and a personal statement that reflects life experiences and how you will contribute to the diversity of the firm and the legal profession generally. We accept diversity scholarship applications from second-year law students on a rolling basis. First-year law students can apply no earlier than December 1st of their first semester, until mid-January. You can follow Hinckley Allen on LinkedIn and Twitter or check back to our website for the latest updates.
  • Selection Process – Applications will be reviewed and selected by a group of attorneys and management personnel.

First-year law students are invited to apply to our 1L Diversity Scholarship starting on December 1, 2018. The deadline for applying is January 15, 2019.

Professional Development

Supporting Your Career at Hinckley Allen

Take your career as far as you like with the support of our professional development team. We dedicate significant time and resources to developing and supporting our attorneys with practical, hands-on experience, and mentorship.

Ongoing Communication is Key

Attorneys receive a formal evaluation at least once a year.  Where appropriate, the firm may also conduct evaluations more frequently; the scope of the interim evaluations may vary depending on the circumstances.  We also strongly encourage informal, real-time feedback at all times, in particular during and after individual assignments throughout the year.

Self-Evaluations:

A vital component of the annual evaluation process is the self-evaluation.  A self-evaluation serves as an important vehicle to highlight accomplishments, contributions, and outline professional goals for the upcoming year.

Training

The firm is committed to the professional development of its Associates.  Accordingly, it offers a wide variety of formal training programs to supplement Associates’ on-the-job experiences.  The firm is also qualified to provide continuing legal education (“CLE”) credit and hosts programs throughout the year.  Many of the firm’s in-house CLE programs are open to clients.  In addition, we offer training programs designed to strengthen our associates’ business acumen on topics such as budgeting, billing, profitability, and legal project management.

External training programs are encouraged as well. The firm maintains a membership with Practicing Law Institute (PLI), which is a leading CLE provider.  PLI offers unlimited access to live programs, webinars, and audio briefings on a wide variety of topics.  The library issues each associate login credentials to access the PLI website. Attorneys may also attend outside training or CLE programs, bar association activities, and professional conferences.

Mentoring

Mentoring is a fundamental part of your professional development at Hinckley Allen.   We offer the resources you need to meet your professional goals and achieve success by providing every attorney a mentor or partner advisor.   Our goal is to work with you to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to become a top-notch lawyer.   We want to make sure all of our attorneys are integrated and well-oriented to our firm culture and work environment, and we do that by creating an atmosphere that attracts and retains the most talented lawyers.   Our mentoring program focuses on training programs inside and outside the firm, hands-on learning, and individualized support and guidance.   Whether it’s discussing your career goals or strengthening your working relationships, we are here to provide you the ongoing support critical to your success.

Benefits & Compensation

Hinckley Allen is pleased to provide competitive compensation and benefits packages to our partners, employees, and their families.  Designed to support you through the many stages of your life, the benefits program provides you with the resources and support that you need, when you need it.

  • Comprehensive group health, dental, and vision plans
  • Generous paid time-off policies, including parental leave
  • Employee and dependent group life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plans and college savings plans
  • Pre-tax plans for medical, dependent care, and transportation
  • Cancer, accident, and supplemental short-term disability insurance
  • Robust wellness programs and an employee assistance program
  • Access to financial advisors for retirement planning, Medicare/Medicaid, and social security
  • Tuition reimbursement program

“This is a place where people are respected, appreciated, and supported. Helping all our personnel be the best they can be is at the heart of everything we do, from mentorship, to our strong work-life balance, and to the community and pro-bono work we support."

— David J. Rubin, Managing Partner

“I felt Hinckley Allen would offer me the challenge I was looking for. If the work were not complex, I would not enjoy it so much. The best part of my work day is getting calls from clients asking for my point of view about a particularly interesting or novel issue.”

— Anne Murphy, Healthcare Partner

"One thing that stands out to me is that the partners really give the associates responsibility, with guidance, and mentorship. I run cases, take depositions, and speak in court. My partners also allow me to take part in the strategy aspect of a case.”

— Jason C. Williams, Associate

Careers at Hinckley Allen | Hear from our Attorneys

For attorneys at all levels, there's an opportunity to grow at Hinckley Allen.

The Hinckley Allen Difference

Hinckley Allen Managing Partner David J. Rubin and Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski, and others describe how the firm provides value and delivers results by being adaptive, business-minded and responsive.

Diversity & Inclusion at Hinckley Allen

In an industry that lags behind others when it comes to diversity and inclusion, Hinckley Allen is committed to advancing opportunities for legal professionals from different backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles.

Please contact Todd M. Gleason to learn about partner opportunities and Megan A. McCormack for questions or general information about careers at Hinckley Allen.

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