Trusts & Estates Associate - Stamford, CT

Job Description:

Day Pitney's Private Client Department is seeking an associate with 4-6 years of trusts and estates experience to join our nationally recognized, expanding practice in Stamford, CT.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in estate planning and estate and trust administration, including knowledge of relevant state and federal tax laws. Experience with charitable giving; estate planning for retirement assets; and working with individuals and families on tax-efficient family wealth transfer strategies through estate, tax, business succession, and asset protection planning is a plus.

Day Pitney's nationally recognized Private Client department, one of the largest and most sophisticated in the country, advises on all aspects of estate, gift and charitable planning, closely held businesses, administration of estates and trusts, and fiduciary litigation. Our lawyers have extensive experience serving the unique needs of individuals and their families, fiduciaries, and a broad range of tax-exempt entities. The firm has one of the largest Private Client practices on the East Coast, and our lawyers collectively have hundreds of years of experience helping our clients plan for the future. Our Private Client lawyers regularly work in collaboration with our corporate, employment, real estate, trial and environmental lawyers to achieve our clients' individual and business objectives.

Day Pitney offers a hybrid in-office / remote work schedule to provide our attorneys greater flexibility.

Job Requirements:

  • 4-6 years of demonstrated experience in estate planning and estate and trust administration
  • Excellent technical, professional and client service skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication and advocacy skills
  • Team-oriented with an emphasis on collaboration
  • Connecticut bar admission in good standing, or willingness to become admitted (New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida or Rhode Island bar admission a plus

About Day Pitney

Day Pitney, an East Coast-based law firm with national and international reach, has approximately 300 attorneys in 13 offices in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Washington, DC. Day Pitney's Corporate, Litigation, and Trusts and Estates attorneys represent a variety of clients from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Since 1902, Day Pitney has been working collaboratively and effectively with clients in a wide range of industries, including Energy and Utilities; Financial Services; Healthcare and Life Sciences; Insurance and Reinsurance; Intellectual Property and Technology; Family Office Practice; Real Estate and Environmental; and Tax Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving. Day Pitney's lawyers provide deep bench knowledge and experience and work seamlessly across disciplines to guide our clients through the evolving legal landscape. For more information on Day Pitney, visit

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion is one of Day Pitney's core values. The firm is committed to diversity and inclusiveness and fosters diversity within our firm and the communities in which we live. The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is responsible for furthering the firm's diversity objectives and implementing the firm's diversity plan, which is spearheaded by the Executive Committee. Day Pitney qualified for Mansfield Certification Plus status, indicating that the firm has successfully reached at least 30% diverse lawyer representation in a notable number of our current leadership roles and committees. The firm has been a part of the Mansfield Rule process since the inaugural version in 2017.

Join Us

If you want to join a collaborative, energetic, and nurturing environment where you will take on complex challenges and have a direct impact on the successes of businesses and the lives of people, Day Pitney is the place for you. You will be a key contributor working on sophisticated legal matters alongside recognized leaders in their fields, with mentoring and support along the way to hone your skills and help you reach your career goals. Required application materials include a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample (two to three pages from your academic or work experience of which you are the sole author). All applications must be submitted through our online portal.

Day Pitney is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.