The law firm of Foster Garvey PC seeks an experienced Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) attorney to join its Tax & Benefits practice group. With the benefit of more than 50 years of experience, Foster Garvey is recognized as on the top firms with experience in the design and implementation of ESOPs. Our team provides a variety of legal services to facilitate the development, implementation and regulation of ESOPs, including:
  • ESOP Plan design;
  • The design and implementation of leveraged ESOP strategies;
  • Advising companies regarding the tax and ERISA implications of various ESOP transactions;
  • Structuring of business transactions involving ESOPs;
  • Tax planning

At Foster Garvey you will work alongside attorneys and staff motivated by excellent client service. You will find resources and mentors to help you grow professionally and work with a team that values everyone's contributions. As a member of the Foster Garvey team, you will work in a culture that is collaborative and collegial. You also will be encouraged, and have opportunities, to work on public service matters. For example, the firm has litigated, on a pro bono basis, large game-changing cases that protect the rights of some of society's most vulnerable people.

When it comes to top-notch clients, challenging legal work and commitment to client service, we may look, at least at first glance, like other firms. But we are not. We have our own unique personality, our own culture and our own opportunities for professional growth and success which distinguish us from the pack. As we see it, we offer the same opportunities for professional growth and success as the most successful firms, but we offer them combined with a friendly culture and colleagues who make it fun, rewarding and enjoyable to build a career at Foster Garvey.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Foster Garvey that are integrated into the firm's culture and the way we do business. Through these core values we enhance our ability to provide clients with innovative, creative, and collaborative advocacy, as well as creating a vibrant Foster Garvey team. We are committed to recruiting and mentoring diverse professionals, maintaining an inclusive environment in which our talented workforce may thrive, and increasing diversity representation in all aspects of our firm, including firm leadership. Guiding Foster Garvey's actions in these important areas is the Opportunity & Progress Council (OPC), which establishes and executes the firm's strategic initiatives aimed at breaking down institutional and cultural barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion, and creating a shared environment where everyone can do their best work together.

Job Requirements:
The Successful Candidate Will Have:
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience;
  • Strong academic credentials and excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • A client-service approach and exceptional communication skills;
  • Enthusiasm to work with and build a diverse team;
  • The ability to handle significant individual responsibilities; and

Candidates based in the Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA, or Portland, OR areas will be considered.

Foster Garvey values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, political ideology, familial relationships, or status in any other legally protected group.

Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should submit their resume, cover letter, reference sheet, and writing sample through our Careers Portal webpage. If you need assistance with the application process or have questions about the position, please contact Georgia Woodruff, Director of Legal Talent and Professional Development, at