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

Banking and Finance Attorney with 2 to 3 years of experience for expanding Banking and Financial Services department. Successful candidate will have experience in commercial real estate finance, corporate finance, banking and financial services.  Experience in commercial, industrial, asset based and real estate financing is preferred.  Must be familiar with underwriting criteria, required documentation, filings, due diligence, closing and post-closing processes representing financial institutions in complex commercial loans. A strong background in Corporate Law and NY Bar a plus.  Outstanding academic achievement, strong written and oral communication skills, and NJ Bar in good standing required.  

Personal Injury Associate with 3 to 5 years of 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.

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.  

The Wilentz Mass Tort/Class Action team, nationally ranked tier one by US News and World Report “Best Law Firms”, is seeking an associate with 1-5 years of litigation experience, to become part of dynamic team.  Good opportunity for an organized self-starter to work with a number of seasoned professionals and learn substantive law, professional development and trial advocacy skills. Successful candidate will be technically savvy, client service oriented, and have excellent writing and oral communication skills, and will be willing to work in both our Woodbridge, NJ headquarters and our New York office in the financial district, as needed. Admission to NJ and NY Bars in good standing are required.  Background and/or interest in science and medicine a plus. Please submit a recent writing sample with your resume.

The Best Law Firms is issued by the US News World Report.  A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Trusts & Estates Attorney with at least 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.     

Public Finance Legal Assistant/Secretary - We seek a full time Legal Assistant/Secretary with a minimum of five years of experience to assist Partners in Public Finance practice group. Candidate must have excellent communication and technological skills, be extremely professional and well organized. Experience in Public Finance is preferred. Proficiency in Word, Excel, IManage/FileSite, Outlook and DTE strongly preferred. 

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.