Current Openings

Natural Resources/Public Agency Lateral Attorney

Kronick seeks a lateral attorney with 3-5 years of experience to help expand a preeminent California water resources and public agency law practice in the state capital. Candidate must be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and have a high level of dedication and discipline.

Primary responsibilities involve working with public agency and private-sector clients on: (1) water rights; (2) state and federal environmental law, including California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and Clean Water Act; (3) state and local public agency law, including land-use, Proposition 218, Brown Act, Public Records Act, public agency contracting and public works.

The successful applicant will join a highly accomplished team that works with marquis clients across the state on innovative projects, transactions and litigation involving issues of statewide importance.

Candidate must possess the requisite knowledge, skills and capability to accomplish the essential duties and responsibilities of the position:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong analytical and writing skills and academic credentials
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to complete significant transactional or litigation projects to completion with supervision
  • Experience in water resources, environmental or public agency law a plus

Natural Resources Legal Secretary

Kronick is seeking a Legal Secretary with a minimum of 5-8 years of experience in litigation to join two other highly-experienced legal secretaries in the firm’s growing Natural Resources Department. Candidate must possess exceptional organizational, communication and word processing skills. Candidate must be highly motivated, self-sufficient and have a high level of dedication.

Primary responsibilities and duties include the following:

  • Screen and route telephone calls
  • Originate correspondence
  • Prepare pleadings for trial and appellate briefs
  • Make appointments
  • Maintain attorney’s calendar
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Receive and direct clients
  • Format, input, edit, retrieve, copy, scan, and transmit legal documents

Candidate must possess the requisite knowledge, skills and capability to accomplish the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Qualifications necessary to meet position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Strong grammar, spelling, punctuation and proofreading skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be familiar with California Code of Civil Procedure, California Local Rules of Court, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and local rules for California District Courts
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure
  • Advanced computer and legal software skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong work ethic, dependable
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint, WorkSite (Document Mgt. System), Adobe Acrobat Pro (.pdfs), CCC MacroPro (Macros).
  • Proficient in calendaring, fax-filing and e-filing, both state and federal courts
  • Experience with discovery, trial preparation, and motions, briefs, creating table of contents and table of authorities
  • Utilize docketing/calendaring department to track court and filing deadlines
  • Ability to work individually and as a team
  • Ability to work effectively with professional staff, and to exercise sound judgment
  • 5-8 years of legal secretary experience in a litigation department

Labor and Employment Associate Attorney

Kronick is currently seeking an Associate Attorney, with 3-5 years of experience. Must have a strong background in general litigation and, preferably, some labor and employment experience. Candidate must be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and have a high level of dedication and discipline.

Primary responsibilities involves working regularly with private sector and public agency clients by providing both litigation support and day-to-day guidance on a variety of business and labor and employment matters.

  • Litigation in all phases of the firm’s business and labor and employment practices, including law and motion practice, written discovery, depositions, drafting pleadings, pretrial preparation, witness and exhibit preparation, trial and appeals, etc.
  • Researching and advising clients on personnel and employment related issues

Qualification Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience with general litigation
  • Labor and employment experience
  • Exceptional writing skills and a strong academic background
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents
  • Ability to effectively work with people, exercise sound judgment, and establish and maintain professional relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and bring projects to completion

Lateral Bond Attorney

Kronick is currently seeking an experienced bond attorney (10+ years) to represent cities, school districts, water agencies, community services districts, and other public agencies in all aspects of public finance. The ideal candidate has primarily served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, or agency counsel to these public entities in connection with their debt financings. In other bond financings, has served as counsel to the underwriter or lender.

The bond attorney advises public agencies concerning the debt options that are available to them. Works with financial advisors and underwriters to create legally sound borrowing and to bring the debt securities to market. As an outgrowth of this position, the candidate has developed extensive knowledge of related public finance matters, such as the rules for levying taxes, assessments, and fees, and provides counseling to clients and other firm attorneys dealing with those issues. Advises public agencies concerning the limitations on the use of public funds in connection with bond and tax elections.

Legal Experience

The ideal candidate will have experience in financings using a broad range of borrowing methods such as:

  • General obligation bonds
  • Certificates of participation
  • Lease/purchase agreements
  • Qualified zone academy bonds
  • Mello-Roos bonds
  • Special benefit assessment bonds
  • Utility bonds

How to Apply

The firm offers a generous benefits package, and an opportunity to develop your skills and grow professionally. To be considered for this opening, please submit a cover letter; your resume; a research-based writing sample (such as a research memo); and a persuasive writing sample to kmtgcareers@kmtg.com.

Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices of the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.