At Altro LLP we recognize that every team member adds value to our practice. We offer a working environment that is exciting and fast-paced. We encourage self-motivated learning and professional development. Our firm culture encourages our professionals to be interested in business development initiatives. Our values demonstrate that team members are not only to be evaluated on billable hours but other contributions to the Firm’s practice.

Though our Firm has office locations throughout Canada and the U.S., we operate as one Firm. Our Firm culture is team oriented, where teammates are encouraged to communicate openly and work together within a positive and professional environment. We place high value on exceeding the needs of our clients. As part of our full orientation program we give new team members the tools they need to demonstrate that client needs are a top priority and that our culture is centered on the needs of our clients.

Current Opportunities:

Job Description:

Position: Associate Lawyer (Cross Border Practice)

With over 35 years of legal experience, Altro LLP is a boutique law firm providing sophisticated cross
border tax, estate planning and real estate legal services to high net worth individuals.

We are presently seeking an Associate Lawyer for our Toronto or Montreal office. This is an excellent
opportunity to join an established firm and gain experience with leading lawyers in the cross-border
field. The successful candidate should have 1-3 years of post-call experience in Canadian and U.S. estate
planning and personal or corporate tax planning, excellent file management, organizational, analytical
and communication skills. An entrepreneurial desire to develop a practice and to actively participate in
complex and challenging matters and research projects is essential.


  • – Analyze client issues and draft memorandums of law on estate planning opportunities and tax
    minimization strategies;
  • – Conduct necessary legal research to address estate and tax issues as well as cross border specific
  • – Draft implementation documents such as complex wills and trusts, partnership agreements and
    implement corporate structures;
  • – Provide clients with timely and responsive service, keeping clients consistently apprised of file
  • – Demonstrate an avid interest in continuously enhancing legal expertise through research and
  • – Maintain up-to-date knowledge on changing tax and estate planning legislation, regulations and
    policies and apply this knowledge to client matters;
  • – Effectively implement practice administration processes to successfully manage client
    expectations and deadlines;
  • – Contribute to firm publications;
  • – Attend and participate in speaking engagements and seminars;
  • – Identify and initiate business development opportunities through attending appropriate
    networking and/or technical expertise initiatives;


  • – 1-3 years post-call experience
  • – Practice experience in Ontario Estate Planning, estate planning in another Canadian jurisdiction,
    and/or estate planning in a U.S. jurisdiction
  • – Interest in US/Canadian cross border issues
  • – Familiarity with corporate reorganizations
  • – Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • – Impeccable communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • – Complex problem solving abilities
  • – Strong attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to multi-task and meet aggressive
  • – Outstanding time management and client-management skills