Associate Attorney Job – Austin, TX 90036

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Overview of the Firm - Why You'll Love This Job

Overview of the Firm-Why You'll Love This Job


Popp Hutcheson PLLC is devoted to the representation of taxpayers in property tax matters and is seeking a highly motivated associate attorney to join our team.  Popp Hutcheson is one of the few law firms that provides full-spectrum property tax representation to its clients from “start to finish,” including representation at appraisal review boards, district courts, appellate courts and at the legislature.  This comprehensive service is provided by a unique blend of lawyers and tax professionals.

Based in Austin, TX, Popp Hutcheson has been an industry leader since 1983 and is the largest property tax firm of its kind in the U.S. Not only does Popp Hutcheson provide first-in-class service to its clients, but the law firm also takes great care of its employees by offering competitive pay, a generous benefits package, and a company-matched retirement plan.  Popp Hutcheson also realizes that all work and no play makes for an unhappy team. That is why our firm offers many perks, such as firm gatherings, breakfast tacos, an in-house gym, company lunches, team building events, as well as various training and educational opportunities. There is a great work/life balance here, and employees are treated like family.

Come work with us in a diverse and supportive environment where management encourages creativity and independence!  Interested applicants please visit our website to apply https://www.property-tax.com/

 

Essential Functions

Essential Functions


  • Manage a high-volume taxpayer litigation docket-including client communications, filing, discovery, settlement negotiations (by phone/in-person/mediations/arbitrations), depositions, expert designation/appraisals, court appearances, etc.
  • Advise and counsel clients on various property tax issues.
  • Represent client interests in administrative appeal hearings and in court.
  • Negotiate with opposing counsel and appraisal district representatives.  
  • Assist in daily client service activities, including client meetings, hearings, and mediation.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with clients, opposing counsel, and county appraisal district representatives.
  • Develop and demonstrate a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the client's business needs, including real estate valuation and property tax issues.
  • Review county appraisal district assessment valuations for accuracy and determine if appeals are warranted.
  • Present property tax appeals at informal meetings with appraisal district representatives and formal appraisal review board hearings.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with appraisal district staff and their legal representation.
  • Attend legal and appraisal conferences and classes.
  • Write articles and speak at conferences.
  • Participate in law firm committees and events

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree and active Texas State Bar license required.
  • Minimum 3 years of legal experience.
  • Education or training in real estate, accounting or finance preferred
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to travel year-round, with active Texas driver’s license.
  • Must be highly motivated, a team-player and a self-starter.
  • Must be willing to learn a specialized area of tax law.
  • Must be willing to develop valuation skills and learn appraisal methodology.


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