Legal Assistant – Tax Controversy

May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, P.C.,an established mid-size law firm located near Central and McDowell in Phoenix is looking to add a highly skilled, proficient and self-motivated Legal Administrative Assistant with multiple capabilities to support our Tax Controversy groupWe work hard. We work collaboratively. We encourage teamwork, a can-do attitude and problem-solving. You must have a strong work ethic. You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be technically savvy, work independently, as well as be able to work as part of a team. The successful candidate will be a team-player, have ability to provide exceptional internal and external client service and have a high level of attention to detail.

In exchange for helping us deliver excellent legal service to our clients and contributing to our collegial work environment, we will offer you competitive compensation and excellent benefits.


The Legal Assistant must have five (5) years of experience in the litigation. The successful candidate will have familiarity with IRS and Arizona Department of Revenue practices and procedures, possess strong organizational skills, excellent client service skills, and the ability to communicate with courts, attorneys, and tax authorities.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Associates degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Five (5) years’ legal experience
  • Commercial litigation experience preferred
  • Or, any equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Understand complex business-related legal documents and supports document management process.
  • Prepare and process legal documents.
  • Electronically file pleadings and other documents in Federal and local courts, including Tax Court.
  • File and maintain powers of attorney with the IRS and ADOR.
  • Perform day to day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 
  • Generate various reports for audits and/or internal meetings.
  • Maintain project files and keep all matters updated and current.
  • Perform support activities to assist attorneys.
  • Use PowerPoint, MS Word, Excel, and other programs in preparation of correspondence, documents and/or presentations; efficiently creates charts, graphs, tables, and text slides; responsible for formatting consistency and accuracy on time-sensitive, high-profile documents.
  • Enter time into PCLaw and assist in the billing process
  • Maintain filing systems; opens files, classifies, sorts, and files correspondence, records, media clips and other documents.

Interested candidates should submit your resume to

Salary Range:  $20.00 – $35.00 / hr.

May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, P.C. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.