HW&E career opportunities


Established Northwest Indiana law firm is seeking a highly motivated 3rd year law student, graduate, or 2-3 year practicing attorney to practice corporate and real estate law.

Candidate should be skilled in the following:
Above average grades in law school courses
Contract review and drafting
Experience in or course work in trademarks, patents, intellectual property and trade secrets
Knowledge, or willingness to learn practice areas involving acquisitions, financing, development, construction, leasing and selling commercial property, land use and zoning matters

Candidate should possess the following qualities:
Strong ethical conduct
Strategic thinking and analytical ability
Proficiency in communication
Business acumen
Thoroughness and attention to detail
Strong time management and organization skills
Professional demeanor and appearance
Strong writing and negotiation skills
Transactional skills
Commitment to quality client service
Strongly motivated and committed to the quality practice of law
Comfortable with technology
Capable networker

This is a full-time position, resident in the Valparaiso, IN office.

Required Education and Experience:
JD with admission to Indiana State Bar or
3L pending graduate committed to be admitted to the Indiana State Bar or recent law school graduate eligible for admission to the Indiana Bar; or 2-3 year practice experience as a lawyer in the areas of Corporate and Real Estate law

This firm represents business clients in areas related to business including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and sales, entity formation, financing and restructuring transactions and real estate development and zoning and transactional matters. We also represent clients in litigation, appellate law, estate planning and probate. We are a fast-paced office that requires energy, commitment, and experience in managing deadlines in a cooperative work environment.

Candidates should submit their resume, transcript, writing sample, list of representative work, and references via email, using the subject line: “Business Associate Position” to Lois Evans at LJEVANS@HWELAW.COM.

Posted 03/03/2018

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Hoeppner Wagner & Evans is a great place to work and practice law. Our firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our work environment is structured so that attorneys and staff can maintain a balanced lifestyle between career and family. And author Kimm Alayne Walton agrees. Walton, who is a lawyer, interviewed law schools throughout the country to report which firms their graduates enjoyed the most. Her book, America's Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree (published by Harcourt Brace) includes Hoeppner Wagner & Evans as one of those firms.

In addition, Hoeppner Wagner & Evans has been recognized for its efforts to advance the practice of law for attorneys at various stages of their careers. The firm received recognition from the Indiana State Bar Association for furthering the career advancement of minority lawyers, an award bestowed by the Opportunities for Minorities Committee. The firm's then Managing Partner, William Satterlee, was honored by the National Association of Women Lawyers with the Toch Membership Award for his work on behalf of the firm, as well as individually, to advance the outreach of the organization.