Opportunities

A boutique law firm and certified B Corp, Catalyst specializes in social enterprise, philanthropy, trusts and estates, business, taxation, and nonprofit law.

Business Attorney

Catalyst seeks an exceptional attorney with expertise in business law to join our growing team. A self-starter with great sense of humor, warm and friendly personality, and great interpersonal skills who invites and builds long term relationships will do well at Catalyst.

The ideal candidate will have some clients of his or her own and be willing to help build a robust practice serving businesses from start-up to exit, with support from the Firm. Five or more years of experience required; candidates with additional expertise in intellectual property law, real estate, and/or trusts & estates will be given preference.

Above all, we value excellence. Must have outstanding qualifications, strong listening skills, and client-relationship focus. Competitive base salary with bonus and partnership potential. Active Oregon bar license, or eligibility for reciprocity, required. California and Washington State bar licenses a plus.

Trusts and Estates Attorney

The firm seeks to hire an independent, experienced, and personable attorney with an advanced trusts and estates practice to execute on a wide-variety of planning and administration of taxable and non-taxable estates. The ideal candidate will have some clients of his or her own and be willing to help build a robust trusts and estates practice, with support from the Firm. Seven or more years of experience or focus in trusts and estates required; candidates with additional expertise in business law and succession planning will be given preference.

Above all, we value excellence. Must have outstanding qualifications, strong listening skills, and client-relationship focus. Competitive base salary with bonus and partnership potential. Active Oregon bar license, or eligibility for reciprocity, required. California and Washington State bar licenses a plus.

Senior Litigation Paralegal

Catalyst is hiring an experienced, organized, and pro-active senior-level paralegal with strong communication skills to join our growing team. You’ll primarily support a seasoned litigation attorney with support from a junior paralegal/legal assistant on a variety of contested matters across multiple practice areas. Representative types of matters include product liability cases, corporate governance disputes, fiduciary representation, wrongful death actions, and other general commercial conflicts.

You’ll join six attorneys (on a team of 10) that, above all, value excellence and collaboration. For a tech-savvy candidate with a willingness to learn new systems and processes, this position presents opportunities to innovate and offer value to the firm above and beyond the billable hour.

Senior Trusts & Estates Paralegal

Catalyst seeks a professional paralegal with five or more years experience to support its thriving trusts and estates practice. Candidates with additional expertise in business/corporate law and succession planning will be given preference. This opportunity needs a good communicator who can be effective in person, on the phone, and in writing, and with a wide variety of people.

A commitment to detailed work is a must for anyone in this role, and we place particular value on advanced skills in MS Word, MSExcel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro. For a tech-savvy candidate with a willingness to learn new systems and processes, this position presents opportunities to innovate and offer value to the firm above and beyond the billable hour.

You’ll join six attorneys (on a team of 10) that, above all, value excellence and collaboration. We focus on client service and value colleagues willing to take on complex (and sometimes not glamorous) problems as part of a team.

Client Services Assistant

Catalyst seek an exceptional and charismatic addition to our team to support our clients as well as our collaborative and progressive group of attorneys.  This client services role means you’ll be the firm’s friendly voice on the other end of the phone and proactively respond to clients’ needs including answering and directing telephone calls, welcoming guests to the office via an electronic intercom, scheduling, sending new client welcome packages, entering data in the firm CRM, ensuring timely delivery of incoming and outgoing mail, and generally pointing people in the right direction.

This client-facing position requires emotional intelligence in order to cultivate relationships and interact with a wide array of people. This position also assists in ensuring streamlined firm operations to deliver consistent and exceptional customer service.

An extrovert with a great sense of humor, attention to detail, warm and friendly personality, and mature interpersonal skills will do well as a member of our team. Above all, we value excellence. This opportunity needs a good communicator – effective in person, on the phone, and in writing – and with a wide variety of people.

Join Our Team

We welcome your interest and invite your questions. For more information about the available opportunities, including a complete job description, please contact opportunities@nullcatalystlawllc.com.  Positions open until filled but, please, let us call you.

Our Culture

We deliver excellent service and smart solutions with grit, grace, optimism, and integrity.

Our office is collaborative. We focus on client service and value colleagues willing to take on complex (and sometimes not glamorous) problems as part of a team. Above all, we value excellence. Our team-based approach needs good communicators who can be effective in person, on the phone, and in writing, with a wide variety of people.

Catalyst Law is co-located with our non-profit affiliate, The Commons Law Center, a legal service firm founded by Catalyst in 2016. Social enterprise is part of our culture. A willingness to innovate in the delivery of legal services is essential.

Our Compensation

We offer competitive compensation for all positions, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k plan with ESG investment opportunities, generous paid holidays, paid time off, paid sick leave, and a flexible work environment.

Our Neighborhood

Our office is located in Portland’s Pearl District, with access to the Willamette Waterfront and Park Blocks, onsite showers and lockers for cyclists, frequent light rail, bus, and streetcar service, and close to restaurants and shopping.

We look forward to connecting with you.

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