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Does this sound familiar to you? You’re assigned a mentor you have little in common with or never hear from. You’re surrounded by boxes and spend hour after hour looking through documents. You’ve waited years to meet the client for whom you’ve been working. While this may sound familiar to new attorneys at other law firms, it’s not the experience new attorneys have at Boutin Jones. We don’t just talk about mentoring programs—we spend time developing associates because we enjoy it and it’s the right thing to do. We are the ideal size to make sure associates have engaging work and learn from more experienced attorneys. We aren’t afraid to let associates work directly with our clients. If you’re not sure all that is possible, we invite you to speak with one of our associates.

We participate in on-campus interviewing for

  • University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • University of California, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • University of California, Hastings School of Law

Benefits Package

  • Vacation/sick leave/etc.
  • Wide variety of different health plans to choose from, and a contribution toward premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 401k with employer match
  • Bonus program with both subjective and non-subjective components
  • Discretionary profit sharing plan
  • Short and long term disability
  • Long term care insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee parking/transportation allowance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Dependent care account
  • Up to $5,000 of bar-exam expenses
Kendall C. Fisher-Wu

"From my first interview here, the firm lived up to the hype. Walking in, I could tell the atmosphere was different than at most other firms. After working here, it hasn’t disappointed and just keeps getting better. A lot of firms say they feel like family, but at Boutin Jones, it actually does."

Kendall Fisher-Wu

Current associate at Boutin Jones

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Mid-Level Corporate Associate Attorney

We have an opening for a bright, motivated and enthusiastic individual interested in joining our corporate group.  We offer an excellent work environment and the opportunity to work closely with shareholders of the firm on interesting and complex transactions.  We are a leading Sacramento law firm doing sophisticated corporate and securities work for a wide variety of clients.  If you are interested in applying your talents to interesting and challenging transactions, looking for better work-life balance and have the qualifications listed below, we’d like to hear from you.

  • Admitted to the California Bar
  • Strong academic performance from a top-ranked law school
  • At least three years of experience in a transactional practice area with a large or mid-sized law firm
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team oriented

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to, using Corporate Attorney in the subject line. 

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Tax Associate Attorney

Boutin Jones Inc., a Sacramento business law firm, has an opening for a tax attorney with two to five years of practice experience, including experience in analyzing tax implications of business entity formation, corporate mergers and acquisitions, real estate sales and exchanges, partnership allocations, business operations, and liquidations. The position includes supporting other practice groups in the firm regarding tax issues in real estate transactions, corporate transactions, and litigation. We believe a great tax attorney needs to be involved in transactions, not only in the analysis of pure tax issues, so the position will involve structuring, drafting business agreements, and direct engagement with clients.

If you are interested in applying your talents to interesting and challenging transactions and have the qualifications listed below, we would like to hear from you.

  • Admitted to the California Bar
  • LL.M. in Taxation
  • Strong academic performance from an ABA Accredited law school
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team oriented

Interested candidates should send their resumes, writing samples, and law school transcripts with a cover letter to, Attn: Michael Chase, using “Associate Tax Attorney” in the subject line.

Litigatin Associates

Litigation Associate Attorney

Boutin Jones is looking for a mid-level associate attorney with 3—5 years’ experience in civil litigation. Candidates should have a strong work ethic and desire to provide superior legal services as well as an ability to relate to a wide variety of clients. We seek team players who show long-term business development potential to join our firm where there is real opportunity for partnership.


 Admitted to the State Bar of California.

  • Strong academic credentials, including J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Commitment to the Sacramento Region.

We strive to create a positive work environment with interesting legal work. Our litigation group gives associates early opportunities to become involved in a broad range of roles and tasks within a case and offers exceptional levels of responsibility that are not routinely available at law firms of our size.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to Michael Chase, Hiring Shareholder at

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