Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Carney Badley Spellman.

We are a leading law firm in Seattle Washington.  Our clients include individuals, startups, closely-held businesses and Fortune 500 companies with offices in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States.

Carney Badley Spellman is continuously searching for highly skilled attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants and administrative staff to provide the highest level of service to our clients, are effective contributors and mentors to others within our firm and to our local communities.

We value and foster an environment that encompasses a culture of diversity, collegiality, respect and professional growth.  Our employees come from diverse backgrounds and educations. We understand our employees are our greatest assets and essential to achieving the goals of our firm.

We believe providing benefits to our employees that include dependents and families is essential everyone’s overall health and vitality.

  • Medical & Health Care Savings Account
  • Dental
  • Life & Disability
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Long Term Care
  • Retirement:  401k, Safe Harbor, Profit Sharing
  • Transportation subsidy
  • Employee Assistance Program

If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter, please send a .doc or PDF file as an attachment to  Pease make the subject line the position you would like to apply for. Our Human Resources Department will review your resume.

2017 Career Opportunities

Construction Associate Attorney

Carney Badley Spellman seeks a construction attorney with a minimum of three years of construction experience. Experience should include prosecuting and defending multi-million dollar construction claims and drafting and negotiating construction contracts. The candidate should also have solid analytical, research and writing skills, knowledge of civil procedure, including discovery, e-discovery, depositions and motion practice. Other credentials include top academic education, demonstration of quality communication skills and a passion for client service.

Please email your cover letter, resume and writing sample to

Corporate-Transactional Assistant/Paralegal: Full time

Our corporate-transactional business assistants and paralegals work closely with our clients and team of attorneys to form and maintain corporate entities, partnerships and LLCs. They also assist our attorneys and clients with mergers and acquisitions, financing, licensing and general corporate agreements. See expanded list of responsibilities below.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years corporate law and transactional experience, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, proven exceptional work ethics and a strong commitment to delivering quality legal services. We also look for candidates who follow through with promptness, are pro-active thinkers, excellent communicators (verbal and written), committed to technology and can work well within a team atmosphere. Being organized is absolute with this position.

Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter and resume

Expanded job responsibilities:

Formation of Corporate Entities, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

• Check name availability and reserve or register corporate name.
• Draft and file articles or certificate of incorporation.
• Draft bylaws.
• Draft notices of organizational meetings and resolutions to be adopted.
• Draft minutes of organizational meeting of incorporator(s), stockholders or board of directors, or written consents in lieu of meeting.
• Assemble and maintain corporate minute book.
• Draft documents necessary to issue stock certificates including subscription agreements, receipts, stock certificates, restrictive legends, investment letters, stock and stockholder registers.
• Prepare and file application for federal employer identification number.
• Prepare and file appropriate state tax registrations, including workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance.
• Prepare and file election by a small business corporation and draft Stockholder consents to such election.
• Prepare and file documents and forms necessary to secure appropriate local business licenses.
• Prepare and file assumed name certificates.
• Prepare and file appropriate applications for professional or special purpose corporations.
• Prepare and file appropriate Internal Revenue Service forms concerning the formation of non-profit corporations.
• Maintain and file abandoned property reports with all states.
• Draft UCC financing statements and subsequent amendments, assignments, or terminations with appropriate state and local agencies.
• Process Form D filings.


• Create diligence checklists and tracking methods.
• Draft requests for due diligence documents and disclosure schedules.
• Receive and track due diligence documents.
• Research and reviewing licenses, permits, intellectual property issues, public records and other relevant issues.
• Reviewing diligence materials, minute books and company records.
• Prepare a closing agenda or closing checklist.
• Summarizing results of Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), financial statement searches and other public records searches.
• Draft assignments, bills of sale, closing certificates, consents, deeds, and stock certificates.
• Finalize documents, separating signature pages for execution and preparing correct number of signature pages.
• Manage assembly and execution of documents at closing.
• Prepare closing files/notebooks.

Carney Badley Spellman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.