Business Attorney

Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP (“JKZ”) is a boutique San Francisco financial district law firm whose mission is to provide thoughtful and practical solutions to support and protect our clients through life’s challenges. We are a women and minority-owned law firm. Our practice areas are estate planning, trust administration, probate and family law. We also specialize in international estate planning, tax, probate and trust administration for high wealth clients, including a significant portfolio of multinational clients in the UK, Mexico, and Central and South America. JKZ attorneys have made significant contributions to the development of LGBT estate planning and family law. We work every day to cultivate trusted relationships with our clients, our employees and our community.

Role Responsibilities

JKZ is currently looking for a Business Attorney with a minimum of 3 years’ experience providing legal advice on business matters including entity formation, company structure, policies, objectives and procedures, creation of partnership agreements, business contracts, buy-sell agreements, operating agreements, advice for ongoing business management and entity formation within California and outside. Ideally, with a strong tax background. The position requires superior analytical, communication, drafting, writing, and research skills. The Attorney is expected to be able to solely manage their case load.


• Experience as a Business Attorney, Corporate Attorney or other similar positions

• Experience as solo practitioner or outside counsel advising on business matters

• Experience with entity formation and management in California and other states

• Experience managing a team preferred but not required

• Admission to the Bar in California

• Ability to work under pressure and time constraints to meet deadlines

• Understanding of California business law including business formations and contracts

• Ability to explain complex legal matters in simple terms

Benefits of working at JKZ LLP

In addition to a competitive compensation and bonus programs, JKZ also offers medical, dental and vision insurance, disability and life insurance, 401k and Profit-Sharing Plan, FSA for Healthcare and Dependent Care, PTO, VTO, Paid Parental Leave, 10 paid holidays and an amazing collaborative culture. We also offer paid State Bar and BASF dues for paralegals, as well as paid Continuing Legal Education study.

JKZ LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.