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An AmLaw 100 Washington, DC Law office is seeking a senior level Real Estate attorney (15+ years of experience) with commercial transactional real estate experience. The successful candidate will have significant experience in the following: (i) drafting and negotiating documents in connection with the disposition, acquisition, development of commercial real estate, (ii) negotiating and drafting primarily office related leases whether for landlords or tenants, with retail and industrial lease experience a plus, (iii) analyzing title and survey and addressing due diligence issues, and (iv) handling the settlement process. Candidates should be interested in a broad exposure to commercial real estate matters. Excellent academic credentials, analytical skills, and verbal and written communication skills required. We offer a collegial environment and an excellent opportunity to continue to develop strong skills and grow with a national firm. We will consider candidates interested in an off-track full-time or reduced hour role. Admission to the District of Columbia required. As one of the largest real estate practices in the United States, the Real Estate group has over 140 attorneys has helped clients close some of the largest, most notable transactions over the last several years, and is recognized for bringing creative structures to highly complex, sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, helping our clients maximize the value of each deal. This Real Estate practice has a tremendous breadth of expertise, and is routinely recognized within the industry, praised for being “fully attuned to the needs of the client.” The Legal 500 has recognized this Real Estate law practice as a national leader in the real estate industry for seven consecutive years (2011 - 2017). In 2016, Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News ranked it among the top 10 most powerful Real Estate practices in the nation in 2016, and Acquisition International recognized this firm as the Top U.S Real Estate Advisor. In 2018, the Best Lawyers in America named 22 of thisfirm's Real Estate attorneys as leaders in the field. Comprehensive training provided for associates through mentoring programs, CLE initiatives, University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. The firm invests in associates to advance in their careers by providing opportunities for substantive client contact as well as significant involvement in case strategy and management.The firm also builds leading professionals by supporting speaking engagements and publishing opportunities. As a proud influential leader in diversity, the firm has been recognized for nine consecutive years in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and named one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother seven years in a row. Additionally, the firm has been honored with the prestigious Thomas L. Sager Award for Diversity by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and partnered with Diversity Lab to formally pilot the Mansfield Rule, which is designed to ensure that woman and minorities throughout the legal industry receive adequate consideration for leadership roles, equity partner promotions and lateral positions.


PPP 1035000 | Revenue 667009000 | Total Attorney 961 | Partners 448 | Counsel 96 | Associates 348 | Partner:Associate 1.3:1 | M:F Ratio 1.8:1 | Real Estate 54

Washington, DC office seeks to hire an experienced associate for newly created finance department. Qualified candidates should have at least 3 years of legal experience in commercial real estate finance and strong academic credentials. This is a great opportunity to become part of our long standing national finance practice which has closed transactions in all 50 states with exposure to both emerging market opportunities, structured finance and preferred equity originations and commercial loan servicing (including non-performing loans). A 650-strong lawyer firm with fifteen (15) offices across the U.S. and is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.



We are seeking to hire an associate for our nationally recognized Real Estate Department for our Baltimore or Washington, D.C. offices. Qualified candidates should have at least two years of legal experience in multifamily government-assisted and/or low-income housing tax credit affordable real estate finance transactions. Experience with HUD programs including the Rental Assistance Demonstration program, Section 8, the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 and HUD-insured and GSE lending products is a real plus. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated entrepreneurial candidate to thrive in a collegial environment at a firm with a national profile. Active license in MD or DC preferred. The firm has one of the largest and most accomplished real estate practices in the country, with more than 125 lawyers nationwide. We help clients build, buy, sell, develop, lease, and finance real estate assets, from conversion of some of the nation’s largest public housing portfolios to the tallest building in Pennsylvania to Utah’s largest solar energy facility to luxury condominium hotels. The firm is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.



The Atlanta office of this AmLaw100 firm is seeking an associate with at least 3 years of experience in commercial real estate or real estate finance. Experience with commercial mortgage backed securities is a plus but not required. The firm's national practice provides the opportunity to represent lenders, servicers and investors in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and to be a part of a team that is a market leader in the CMBS industry. This firm is looking for individuals with superior academic credentials, solid experience in the real estate and/or real estate finance area and a strong desire to excel and contribute to the firm practice. this firm is a full-service, international law firm with more than 600 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters. Firm attorneys are fully engaged in the success of its clients. The firm deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm’s practice areas ensures that the it is positioned to serve all of the firm clients’ needs. The firm serve clients around the world from offices in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, China, and Japan. The firm values the firm client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering the business, as the firm as legal goals, of each company the firm works with. The firm strives at every level to develop beneficial relationships built on trust and mutual respect. The firm partners with the senior executives and internal counsel of the firm corporate clients, integrating and sharing tasks as appropriate. The firm take pride in the fact that clients who hire us once, typically hire us again. The firm's success is measured by the results the firm achieve on behalf of the firm clients, and the firm is committed without reservation, to the overriding objective of client satisfaction. The firm is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Please do not include the firm Date of Birth or Social Security Number in the firm application documents.


PPP 1074000 | Revenue 521531000 | Total Attorney 697 | Partners 298 | Counsel 50 | Associates 292 | Partner:Associate 1:1 | M:F Ratio 1.8:1 | Real Estate 124

As part of this reputable firm’s commitment to strategic growth, it is seeking lateral Partners or Of Counsel/Associates, with a proven ability to attract and retain business, for its transactional Corporate Law and commercial Real Estate Law practices. Opportunities also exist for lateral groups of two or more attorneys. This firm is an equal opportunity employer, committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



This AmLaw 200 firm is now accepting resumes for a full-time real estate fund formation and joint venture attorney to join either the firm Atlanta, Washington, DC or Raleigh-Durham office. The ideal candidate will possess top academic credentials and writing skills, and have 4+ years of experience with real estate fund formation matters as documenting equity investments in real estate transactions, particularly including the drafting and negotiation of joint venture agreements, partnership agreements and operating agreements. Tax background is preferred. Large law firm experience or relevant in-house experience is strongly preferred. Very competitive benefits package and great opportunity for professional growth.



AmLaw100 firm is seeking a high performing and detail-oriented individual to assist attorneys in the closing of commercial real estate financings in the firm Washington DC office. The successful candidate will have significant experience with title & survey review, due diligence review, negotiation of loan documents, UCC searches/filings and organizing closing documentation. Required Skills: This position requires a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, particularly excellent technical writing skills, are essential. Must be able to work independently, as the firm as with a team and with clients. Intermediate-level skills working with Microsoft Office applications, document management systems and time-keeping software are necessary. Must be able to work overtime when needed. Required Experience: The ideal candidate for this position will have 2+ years commercial real estate experience with a title company. College degree, law firm, commercial lender or other related entity experience also welcome. Title, plat, and survey review and experience is required and preferably with the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac DUS program or FHA-insured commercial mortgage loans. Job Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular.



This firm’s Environmental and Energy Department is seeking a Real Estate Associate with 4-6 years’ transactional experience in sophisticated real estate practice. Ideal candidate will have experience working with some of the following: financing/loan transactions; acquisition and disposition of properties; development agreements, covenants and easements; commercial and/or residential leasing; condominiums; and/or affordable housing programs. Candidate must be extremely motivated, have an excellent academic record, and admitted to practice in DC (Maryland and/or Virginia admission a plus.) Qualified candidates should apply online and include a resume and transcript.



The litigation group in DC is looking for qualified construction law staff attorney candidates with three to six years of relevant experience. Candidates must have excellent analytical, verbal and interpersonal skills, and be highly organized and detail-oriented. Experience in construction law, transactions and contracting, and disputes preferred.



Seeking an associate with at least three years of experience with HUD affordable housing, low-income housing tax credit or related programs is required. The position will be located in our Washington, D.C. office. All candidates should include a resume cover letter and a writing sample.



Firm currently seek an attorney with 3 or more years of high level real estate experience. Skills would include the ability to coordinate and supervise complex real estate transactions involving sales and purchases, development activities, financing transactions and leasing (from both landlord and tenant perspectives). Candidates should possess excellent academic credentials and strong analytical, research, writing, and communication skills. This position is partnership track and provides an excellent compensation and benefits package. All responses should be in writing, and should include a cover letter, resume and transcript.



A global Am Law 100 law firm, seeks a junior Associate or Staff Attorney to join its premier Real Estate Practice, working from its Washington, D.C. office. Candidates must be recent law school graduates or have 1-2 years of experience in multifamily and/or commercial real estate at a nationally recognized law firm or applicable experience with multifamily and/or commercial real estate lenders, developers or property owner. The ideal candidate will have experience in financing of multifamily and/or commercial real estate deals and comfort with drafting transactional documents. Experience in real estate development projects, acquisitions/dispositions, public-private partnerships, leasing, and in the hospitality industry is a plus. All candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills, superior organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple assignments, good interpersonal skills, and a strong client-team focused work ethic. Candidates must be members in good standing of a state Bar and qualified to waive into the D.C. Bar [or awaiting bar exam results]. Qualified candidates should attach a resume and a copy of their law school transcript to their application.



Commercial Real Estate and Finance Practice includes representing REITs and other real estate developers and investors in the acquisition, disposition, financing, sale-leaseback, development and leasing of a wide variety of commercial real estate projects. We also represent both borrowers and lenders in commercial loan transactions. We are seeking an associate attorney with transactional experience in commercial real estate to work out of our Nashville or Washington, D.C. office. A strong academic record and two to five years of relevant experience are required.



Position: Real Estate Of Counsel Attorney Office: Flexible – Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Washington DC Experience: 4+ Years of Experience The Real Estate practice is growing and we are seeking to expand our team. There is an immediate opening for a 4th+ year Associate. Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have at least 4+ years of experience in handling real estate transactions in some but not necessarily all of the following areas: Acquisitions and dispositions, construction and permanent financings, joint ventures, and the leasing of commercial office, retail, and industrial space Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are key: ability to attentively listen, actively engage, and concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form. A strong work ethic and an interest in taking on increased levels of responsibility for client matters will add to your success on our team. Strong academic credentials in law course work are highly valued. Bar Admission in California is strongly preferred. Firm has a long standing commitment to our culture and diversity.


PPP 1027000 | Revenue 1034980000 | Total Attorney 1383 | Partners 329 | Counsel 68 | Associates 190 | Partner:Associate 1.7:1 | M:F Ratio 2.1:1 | Real Estate 37

The Washington D.C. office seeking a full-time paralegal for its Hospitality practice group. Applicants must have a four-year undergraduate university degree. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing, organizational and communication skills. Office is convenient to metro and we offer a competitive compensation package and excellent benefits. Equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability or any protected military or veteran status.


PPP 464000 | Revenue 155200000 | Total Attorney 261 | Partners 169 | Counsel 49 | Associates 42 | Partner:Associate 4:1 | M:F Ratio 3.3:1 | Real Estate 64

Seeking lawyers with portable practices to join our growing Washington, DC office. We seek candidates with experience in the following practice areas: real estate development, corporate/M&A, and government contracts. To apply online, click here. EOE.



The real estate practice in the Washington, DC office is looking for a mid to senior level financing associate with significant experience representing lenders and managing real estate loan transactions. The real estate practice in the Washington, DC office is looking for a mid to senior level financing associate with significant experience representing lenders and managing real estate loan transactions. Qualified candidates will have experience with complex, commercial multi-property loan closings, with experience in all other aspects of commercial real estate transactions a plus. Ideal candidates will have experience with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and/or experience with multi-family lending, including affordable, senior, and manufactured housing loan transactions. Candidates must have JD from an accredited law school, and be admitted to and in good standing with the DC Bar. Prior law firm experience required. Must have excellent academic credentials and communication skills.



Seeking a corporate transactional attorney with 3-7 years of experience in real estate joint ventures and funds. Candidate would be joining a vibrant practice group with a need to grow the team generally and augment its expertise. The position offers tremendous growth opportunity without the need for any existing transferrable business. This position would ideally be filled in our Richmond office, but could be filled in our Dallas, New York or Washington, DC offices. Bar membership in the office’s jurisdiction is preferred. EEO/drug-free workplace/E-Verify participant/Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. EOE.


PPP 2517000 | Revenue 747248000 | Total Attorney 711 | Partners 191 | Counsel 64 | Associates 371 | Partner:Associate 1:1.9 | M:F Ratio 1.9:1 | Real Estate 44

The Real Estate Group of an established firm seeks a Senior Associate/Counsel for its DC office with 6+ years of experience focused on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financings. Qualified candidates will possess extensive experience (1) reviewing and negotiating joint venture agreements; (2) reviewing and negotiating loan documents on behalf of Borrowers; and (3) representing clients in buying and selling commercial real estate (and drafting, reviewing and negotiating related documentation). The ideal candidate will have strong writing, organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to run transactions autonomously and as part of a team. This firm is looking for a candidate who is seeking a long-term home in a group with great people and sophisticated clients. Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume, a list of representative transactions and transcript.



AM50 Washington, D.C. office has an immediate opening for a mid-level lateral associate with 4-6 years of real estate transactional experience. The ideal candidate will have immediate transferable skills and experience in commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, financing, development and leasing of real estate. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript. Admission to the D.C. bar admission and a strong academic background are required. EOE. M/F/D/V. 4-6 years of real estate transactional experience. Experience in commercial real estate acquisition, sale, and financing, and negotiating and drafting lease agreements. Admission or eligibility to be admitted to the D.C. bar



AM100 firm currently seeking a Division Counsel to join its Solutions team in South Carolina, Atlanta and Washington, DC metro area. The team provides clients affordable, scalable services staffed by highly qualified attorneys. This position will allow for flexible scheduling, work-life balance, and the ability to work remotely. Division Counsel are expected to bill 1,000+ the firms per year. Work assignments may include, but are not limited to performing transactional due diligence, drafting and negotiating routine contracts (including non-disclosure agreements, vendor contracts, leases and other commercial agreements) and real estate leases, performance of other corporate and transactional tasks as assigned by firm attorneys. Candidates must have excellent law school and undergraduate academic credentials, as the firm as strong writing and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have firm or in-house counsel experience handling corporate and transactional matters. Candidates must be licensed in the jurisdiction in which they will be practicing. Please attach a resume and law school transcript. This firm is committed to leadership in attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce of highly talented professionals. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer.


PPP 1120000 | Revenue 450324000 | Total Attorney 636 | Partners 252 | Counsel 103 | Associates 203 | Partner:Associate 1.2:1 | M:F Ratio 1.6:1 | Real Estate 47

Multiple Offices of this top AmLaw 100 national law firm with a robust and growing real estate practice, is seeking associates for its Real Estate practice in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Overland Park, St. Louis and Washington D.C. offices. The ideal candidates will possess 3+ years of broad transactional real estate experience. This AM100 firm is particularly interested in those candidates who have the ambition, drive and team-orientation to help grow the firm national practice. Qualified candidates will have good academic credentials, experience in a law firm or similar environment and excellent writing, communication and problem-solving skills. Relocation support is available for highly qualified candidates. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript.


PPP 896000 | Revenue 512913000 | Total Attorney 748 | Partners 334 | Counsel 83 | Associates 287 | Partner:Associate 1.2:1 | M:F Ratio 1.4:1 | Real Estate 89

This firm is a growing Am Law 200 law firm with 165 attorneys in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. A large percentage of the firm Washington, D.C. based partners have joined from other national law firms because of the firm culture, growth, and profitability. The firm welcomes hearing from individuals or groups of partners from other top firms who are interested in discussing a lateral move to our Washington, D.C. office. Areas of particular interest include Healthcare, Privacy, Affordable Housing, Corporate and Securities, Government Investigations, and FDA. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.


PPP 864000 | Revenue 104751000 | Total Attorney 177 | Partners 87 | Counsel 32 | Associates 43 | Partner:Associate 2:1 | M:F Ratio 3:1 | Real Estate 25

Associate with 4 to 5 years of experience handling commercial real estate transactions, with an emphasis on real estate finance, to work with its growing national lending practice. Experience representing lenders and borrower in commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans is preferred, and preferred equity investments a bonus. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience drafting and negotiating loan documents and being part of the closing teams. Stellar academics, strong attention to detail, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills a must. Must be a member of the District of Columbia Bar. The candidate will work on sophisticated real estate transactions with a close-knit, energetic team of real estate finance lawyers, who work hard but also have a lot of fun doing deals together.


PPP 1019000 | Revenue 401074000 | Total Attorney 504 | Partners 180 | Counsel 145 | Associates 114 | Partner:Associate 1.6:1 | M:F Ratio 1.4:1 | Real Estate 4

Established firm has an immediate opening for a junior to mid-level attorney for its world-class infrastructure practice group in the Washington, DC office The ideal candidate will have 2 - 4 years of experience, excellent credentials from a top law school, and a demonstrated interest in construction law, project finance law, public contract law or transportation regulatory law, Professional or academic background in engineering, construction and/or project finance is desirable but not required. All qualified candidates must be admitted to or eligible for admission to the D.C. bar. International experience is also highly preferred. This firm offers the broadest and deepest infrastructure practice in the U.S., specializing in the innovative delivery of large public civil works projects. Interested candidates are invited submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample. No agency inquiries, please.




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