Since the firm's founding in 1919 by David T. Wilentz, who served as New Jersey's Attorney General from 1934-1944, we have grown into one of the largest and most successful law firms in New Jersey. We provide legal services to business clients, public entities and individuals in nearly every area of the law. We serve the litigation, transactional and regulatory needs of business and non-profit entities, and our prominent personal law practices serve individuals and families in their time of need.

Our lawyers are focused on providing our firm's clients with proactive, practical legal solutions that respond to their most significant opportunities and legal challenges. Working in cross-disciplinary teams, our attorneys provide clients with the widest possible range of legal services, meeting all their business and personal needs. New associates are assigned to an area of practice where they work closely with partners and experienced associates. Our reasonable billable hour expectation allows lawyers time to deliver the highest quality product, develop business relationships, become involved in the community and enjoy a full family life.

At Wilentz, we are dedicated to maintaining the reputation, service, and results that our clients have come to expect and that is our Commitment to Make a Difference. If you are interested in exploring opportunities at Wilentz, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and/or Transcript using the Attorneys, Paralegals or Staff form to the right.

Attorney Employment Opportunities – Philadelphia Office

Commercial Litigation - Our Philadelphia office seeks associate with no less than 3 to 4 years experience for expanding commercial litigation practice. Strong academic background and excellent written and oral communication skills and PA Bar in good standing required. Financial services/creditor rights, minority shareholder dispute and/or employment law experience a plus.   

Attorney Employment Opportunities - Woodbridge Office

Personal Injury Associate with 3 to 5 years experience representing plaintiffs.  The ideal candidate has experience taking depositions, preparing motions, making court appearances and trial experience and will possess strong analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.  Excellent opportunity to join a growing practice area for a motivated and productive associate.  Admission to NY Bar a plus. Outstanding academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills, and admission to NJ Bar in good standing required.

Corporate Attorney with 2 to 3  years of experience for robust Business Law practice.  Experience in mergers and acquisitions, contract review, entity formation and structuring, including drafting stockholder agreements, operating agreements, joint venture agreements, employment agreements, consulting agreements, purchase and sale agreements and restrictive covenant agreements.  Healthcare regulatory experience or experience representing physicians and/or physician practices a plus. This role will work closely with and support multiple members of the Business Law team.  Outstanding academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills and admission to NJ Bar in good standing required.

Environmental Law Attorney 4 to 6 years experience in all aspects of complex environmental law including civil and administrative litigation, regulatory, permitting and transactional matters. The position also involves the opportunity to work with the firm’s commercial real estate/ transactional, land use, redevelopment and litigation attorneys. Outstanding academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills and admission to NJ Bar in good standing are required. 

Family Law Attorney with 8 to 10 years experience for Woodbridge office. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated skills as a litigator and have extensive trial experience.  Must have superb drafting skills and strong attention to detail with demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.  Outstanding academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills and admission to NJ Bar in good standing required. 

Land Use Attorney 4 to 6 years of experience in complex land use and redevelopment matters, including hearings before Planning and Zoning Boards and other administrative agencies, and related litigation, regulatory and permitting matters.  The position will involve review and assisting in the preparation of development applications, as well as review, drafting and analysis of municipal enactments related to area in need of redevelopment or rehabilitation area designations, adoption of redevelopment plans and approval of redevelopment and PILOT agreements. Experience with NJ’s statutes and procedures related to land use, redevelopment and incentive programs is preferred. Outstanding academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills and NJ Bar in good standing required.  

Trusts & Estates Attorney with at least eight (8) years of experience and a portable book of business to join our Trusts & Estates group in Woodbridge, New Jersey. An exciting and rare opportunity to transition into a leadership role of our T&E group awaits the ideal candidate. Wilentz's T&E lawyers provide personal estate planning advice and financial and tax planning legal services to high net worth individuals as well as the corporate and individual trustees, executors, personal representatives, and other fiduciaries who serve them. The ideal candidate will be capable of supporting our current team and expanding the firm's book of business in, but not limited to, Estate Planning and Administration, Contested Probate Matters, Elder Law, Tax Planning for Families, Closely Held Businesses, Retirement Planning, Trusts, Private Foundations and Pension and Retirement Plans. Experience is required in all aspects of estate planning and administration, charitable giving, and trust formation and administration.  Admission to NJ Bar required, membership in The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law is preferred.

Please submit resume, cover letter and law school transcript to Kimberly Curtis, Director of Legal Services using the form on this page. 

Administrative Opportunities

Executive Director  We seek a full time Executive Director to manage and oversee administrative, operational, and business functions of the Firm, including: accounting,  legal services operations, human resources, facilities, business development and marketing, IT, and related administration. Working closely with and reporting to the Firm’s Managing Director and the Management Committee, the Executive Director is an important and key role in the firm, responsible for leading the development and implementation of all firm policies and procedures, and for providing leadership for all activities focused on strategy and budgets and for ensuring smooth day-to-day operations of the firm.

Ideal candidates will have at least 5 years of experience as Executive Director or CFO in a law firm environment and a background rooted in finance.  Candidates must have a strong analytical skills and a proven track record as a leader and mentor of teams and people, and experience with developing an appropriate corporate culture while advocating for progress and best practices.  Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day operations. Send resumes to: recruiting@wilentz.com.     

Junior SQL Database Administrator - Reporting to the Director of IT, we seek a full time Junior SQL Database Administrator (DBA) to monitor, maintain and provide operational support of our entire portfolio of databases, with a main focus on our Accounting financial system (Aderant). This key role is responsible for ensuring system reliability, stability and data integrity of the database and supporting the administration, backup, integrity and security of SQL databases. In addition, the Junior SQL DBA will be responsible for database tasks, including software upgrades, configuring custom interfaces, and troubleshooting to continuously assess, improve, and optimize our current database environment. 

Mass Tort/Class Action Legal Secretary - We seek a full time legal secretary for Mass Tort/Class Action team. Candidate should have excellent command of Microsoft office suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. Knowledge of Imanage a plus. Candidate should have excellent communication skills, be a team player, be highly organized and a self-starter. Knowledge of class action, personal injury practice including preparing pleadings, motions, discovery and correspondence and e-filing.

Please submit resume to Shari D. Nisenson, Esq., Director of Secretarial and Library Services using the form on this page. 

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal/Legal Assistant - We seek a full time commercial real estate Paralegal/Legal Assistant to assist Partners with very busy commercial real estate practice. Candidate must be very experienced in preparing purchase/sale agreements, operating agreements, assignments, commercial loan documents, leases and closing binders. The candidate should have excellent technological skills, be extremely professional, well-organized and have superior communication skills. Proficiency in Word 2010, IManage, DTE and Outlook strongly preferred. Candidate must have a minimum of five years of commercial real estate experience to be considered.

Please submit resume to Shari D. Nisenson, Esq., Director of Secretarial and Library Services using the form on this page. 

Word Processor - Part Time - We seek an experienced word processor for busy department. Position is 20 hours per week, shift is preferably 4 pm - 9 pm four days per week. Candidate should be able to create/revise documents in Microsoft Word /PowerPoint /Excel; Convert documents to Word and other applications and apply numbering schemes/styles/templates/track changes; prepare Table of Contents/Table of Authorities for briefs; PDF's-create/revise forms, make PDF's searchable, redact information, combine, bookmark, and Bates number PDF's; Create mail mergers; Compare documents; Troubleshoot and respond to Help Desk questions; Communicate with attorneys and paralegals regarding submitted work. Candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, IManage Document Management System, ECopy PDF Pro, CompareDocs, Roxio and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Shari D. Nisenson, Esq., Director of Secretarial and Library Services using the form on this page. 

Recruiting Contacts: 

Director of Human Resources
Deborah L. Miranda
dmiranda@wilentz.com

Attorney and Paralegal Recruiting
Kimberly Curtis
Director of Legal Services
kcurtis@wilentz.com

Legal Administrative Assistant Recruiting
Shari D. Nisenson, Esq.
Director of Secretarial and Library Services
snisenson@wilentz.com

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.  Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting our Human Resource Department at 732-855-6117, via fax at 732-726-6565, or via email at recruiting@wilentz.com.