Associate - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group | Office Location Flexible


Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group 

Junior Associate – 0-3 Years of Experience 

Maynard Nexsen is a full-service law firm with more than 550 attorneys in 24 offices from coast to coast across the United States. Maynard Nexsen’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (“EBEC”) Practice Group is the largest and most experienced benefits practice in Alabama, and one of the largest in the Southeast, with 13 highly-skilled attorneys dedicated to advising clients exclusively on benefits, executive compensation, and related matters, including most notably, the design, implementation, maintenance, and overall legal compliance of employer-sponsored retirement and health & welfare plans; all aspects of executive and equity compensation arrangements; and the negotiation of benefits, compensation, equity, and incentives in various corporate transactions. Our clients span across virtually all industries and range from start-ups to multinational public companies. 

Maynard Nexsen’s EBEC Practice Group is seeking a Junior Associate with 0-3 years of experience to join its growing, supportive, and collaborative team. The selected candidate may operate out of any Maynard Nexsen office, and remote working arrangements will be considered in areas where Maynard Nexsen has an office. This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with AmLaw 150 market compensation rates. 

Ideal candidates will be interested in working in a professional environment that focuses on teamwork and client service and provides limitless opportunities to gain knowledge, skill, and experience in all areas of benefits and executive compensation. Ideal candidates will have prior experience and/or an interest in benefits and executive compensation, general corporate, and/or tax law. An LL.M. in taxation is a plus, but is not required. Additional key qualifications of the position include:  

  • A strong academic record; 
  • Strong interpersonal communication, research, analytical, and writing skills; 
  • A enthusiasm for learning and problem-solving; 
  • Excellent attention to detail; 
  • The ability to function both independently and collaboratively within a team environment; and 
  • The ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and other attorneys. 

With assistance from our more experienced attorneys, key duties of the position will include: 

  • Legal research and analysis; 
  • Drafting qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health & welfare plans, and other compensation and equity arrangements, plans, and agreements; 
  • Drafting and advising clients on the benefits and compensation aspects of severance and employment agreements; 
  • Advising clients in all benefits and compensation-related matters, including plan design, implementation, compliance, corrections, amendments, and terminations; 
  • Assisting clients with internal and governmental audits and federal and state regulatory and agency investigations; and 
  • Assisting in the overall negotiation of benefits and compensation in various corporate transactions, including document review, contract review and negotiation, and post-transaction benefits and compensation support. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume, and list of any references to: 

Summer Winslow 
Recruitment Manager 


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