Based in Santa Rosa, California, CMPR advises a diverse group of businesses locally, nationally and internationally.  The firm is also a member of Alliott Group, a worldwide alliance of independent accounting, legal and consulting firms. For more information visit

CMPR is always looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team. Our goal is to hire well educated, dynamic, experienced individuals with a positive attitude. Our salary and benefits are competitive with the other leading firms in the North Bay.

If you are relocating, we would be interested to know why you have chosen Sonoma County.

Please email your resume with a cover letter to our business manager, Coral Cogbill at Please, no phone calls.


Affordable Housing Attorney

We are currently seeking a qualified associate to work on a variety affordable housing tax credit projects, as well as general real estate matters. The ideal candidate will have strong academic credentials, 3-6 years of experience, and familiarity with complex financial transactions – including syndication and lending. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work as an effective member of a team and combine sound judgment with creative problem-solving skills.




Transactional Attorney


CMPR currently has a position open for transactional attorney who has experience in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate finance transactions, including start-up and venture financing, bank and other debt financing, joint ventures and related matters, as well as broad corporate law experience. The ideal candidates will have 3-8 years experience, strong academic credentials with excellent research and writing skills.  Must be familiar with complex transactions and demonstrate an ability to work as an effective member of a team and combine sound judgment with creative problem-solving skills.




Commercial Litigation Attorney

(Partner/Senior Associate)

We seek a seasoned litigation attorney with first-chair level experience in commercial litigation matters. The ideal candidate will have some established clients or a developing book of business with an excellent track record. In addition to excellent legal skills and work product, the ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and a mind for business development. Candidates must be confident leading a team of associates and paralegals, developing and implementing litigation strategy, building long-term relationships with clients and supporting the litigation needs of the firm’s other practice areas.

CMPR is an excellent platform for growth, as an increasing number of businesses and entrepreneurs choose Sonoma County as their home, and smaller firms for their legal needs. We advise a diverse group of businesses locally, nationally and internationally.  


Transactional Attorney with L.L.M. in Taxation 

CMPR has an opening for a tax attorney to work as a part of a team on a wide variety of transactional projects, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, equity and other deferred compensation plans, and real estate transactions, including Low Income Affordable Housing Tax Credit and similar tax-advantaged transactions.

With nearly $3bn of completed transactions in the last five years, this is an opportunity to join a smart, creative group of dedicated professionals, located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country, with a wealth of transactional experience rarely found in a firm of our size and location.

The ideal candidate will have strong academic credentials, prior law firm experience, and relevant work history, particularly in the fields of corporate and partnership tax planning and structuring.


Senior Trademark Paralegal

Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP ("CMPR") is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the premiere boutique law firms for food and alcoholic beverage companies, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and intellectual property.  CMPR's intellectual property work involves managing and protecting our client's IP portfolios, including U.S. and foreign trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and domain names.  CMPR seeks a senior trademark paralegal to join our growing IP Practice Group.


Assist CMPR's intellectual property attorneys in all aspects of trademark selection, prosecution, registration, and enforcement in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions, including:

Prepare trademark clearance searches for attorney review
Prepare applications, specimens, declarations, and other documents for attorney review, and assist in all filings with the USPTO  
Correspond directly with clients on all facets of trademark prosecution and maintenance
Manage trademark calendar deadlines 
Manage docketing and data entry in firm trademark database 
Work with foreign counsel in the prosecution and maintenance of foreign trademarks, including arranging for payment of bills from foreign counsel
Assist in the research, preparation, and filing of responses to Office Actions and pleadings and motions in TTAB Oppositions and Cancellation proceedings 
Advise clients on appropriate trademark use
Assist in intellectual property due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, including creation of reports and schedules
Prepare and file intellectual property assignments
Assist in IP enforcement activities
Support all aspects of copyright and domain name portfolio management
Other duties as may be assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position

Basic Qualifications 

Bachelor's Degree and a Paralegal certificate, a 4-year Paralegal degree, or foreign legal degree
Minimum of 5 - 7 years' experience providing high quality trademark services to clients
Professional demeanor, strong attention to detail, and good interpersonal skills
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and USPTO databases
Strong research and analytical skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Superior organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize workload
Ability to handle a large volume of deadline-oriented work
Positive demeanor 
Strong commitment to clients and work ethic



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