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VP, Advanced Planning

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Austin, TX, USA · Texas, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023

Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader in the markets we serve, supporting more than 19,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview

In support of affiliated advisors and their high-wealth clients, the VP, Advanced Planning Attorney will be a dedicated resource and member LPL Private Client team. Acting in a specialist capacity, the role will collaborate with Private Client Consultants and affiliated advisors by providing reviews of existing client estate documents/structures, the development of potential solutions for client consideration, and the presentation of planning topics and concepts. In addition to working directly with affiliated financial advisors, this role would be required to interact with end-clients and their tax/legal professionals.

The VP, Advanced Planning Attorney will also participate in the continued expansion of services delivered by the LPL Private Client team. This expansion includes the exploration of various methods of delivering support and modes for monetizing efforts.

The VP, Advanced Planning Attorney will also have frequent interactions with other areas of the firm including investment and product sales teams, LPL Legal, Compliance, and Business Consulting. This individual may also participate in strategic discussions with LPL leadership.


  • Trust and estate planning

  • Philanthropic planning

  • Income and transfer taxation

  • Risk mitigation using insurance products

  • Business exit planning

  • Complex Case Support – Deliver consultative guidance in the areas of:

  • Analysis and Proposal Creation – Create or assist in the creation of advanced planning and tax-related analyses and proposals.

  • Education and Training – Create educational content for advisor and team consumption in the form of topical white papers, case studies, and summaries of the ever-evolving tax and legal landscape. Author content for external trade publications and participate in the preparation of client-facing materials including fact finders and brochures.

  • Public speaking – Convey advanced subject matter in small and large public speaking settings. This includes public speaking participation in webinars, conference calls, staff meetings, and main-stage presentations at LPL conferences. The role may include representing LPL Financial at external conferences, events and industry functions.

  • This position requires excellent customer service skills with an emphasis in communication abilities; both verbal and written. The candidate must demonstrate keen strategic thinking, analytical, project management and excellent time management abilities. The incumbent must be able to balance a collaborative approach with driving their own independent efforts across all levels of a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and fast-paced organization. Although the candidate should have relevant legal experience, this role will not involve the provision of legal advice or the practice of law.


  • Juris Doctorate

  • 7+ years of experience in trust and estate planning, or wealth management


  • Advanced designations preferred: CPA, LLM, CFP

  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment encompassing multiple disciplines and product lines

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Highly collaborative with experience in servicing the needs of affluent and institutional clients

  • Strong teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Software/Systems Skills: MS Office, Salesforce, eMoney Advisor, Crescendo, Number Cruncher

Pay Range:


Actual base salary varies based on factors, including but not limited to, relevant skill, prior experience, education, base salary of internal peers, demonstrated performance, and geographic location. Additionally, LPL Total Rewards package is highly competitive, designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play – such as 401K matching, health benefits, employee stock options, paid time off, volunteer time off, and more. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that LPL has to offer!

Why LPL?

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees. We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum. During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.