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A top AmLaw 100 national law firm with a robust and growing real estate practice, is seeking a senior associate for our Real Estate Practice Group in our Denver office. Interested candidates must possess a high level of academic achievement, solid law firm experience, and superb writing and communication skills. The ideal candidates will possess 5+ years of broad transactional real estate experience with land use experience being a plus. This firm is particularly interested in candidates who have the ambition, drive and team-orientation to help grow our national practice. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package with challenging work in a collegial work environment. 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

We are seeking an associate with 3-5 years of land use experience to join our Real Estate/Land Use practice group. Our projects range from conversions or rehabilitation of existing—and sometimes historic—buildings to new large-scale developments including sports stadiums, medical campuses, renewable energy projects, office towers, multifamily housing, and retail facilities. The ideal candidate will have outstanding academic credentials, comparable law firm experience, exceptional writing and research skills, an enthusiasm for land use law, and a commitment to delivering quality work product in a highly collaborative environment. Successful candidates will also possess strong problem solving and interpersonal skills. Our firm’s deepest roots are in real estate and land use law, and the individual attorneys in our practice are the most skilled, experienced, and innovative in the field. We invite qualified candidates who are interested in joining our growing Land Use practice group to submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Active members of the California State Bar preferred; will consider members of other state bars depending on circumstances.



Seeking Paralegal to assist attorneys and practice group in various types of legal matters and provide assistance in preparing legal documents; research and compile data; prepare drafts of documents; maintain responsibility for files, calendars and meetings, etc. Key Responsibilities Include: Gather, organize, summarize and index documents from various sources, Attendance at and participation in meetings and/or closings, Preparation of documents and correspondence, Special projects and additional duties as assigned. Qualifications: Entry level or 1-3 years experience in related area. Land Use planner/experience required. Litigation skills a plus. Paralegal certificate not necessary, but paralegal experience/training required. Organizational skills to work independently and meet deadlines in an atmosphere of frequent interruptions. Organizational skills to maintain daily accounting of time records and input timesheets into the system directly. Communication skills to interact with all levels of internal staff, attorneys and management and external clients of the firm. Analytical and critical thinking skills sufficient to make decisions regarding daily work. Time management skills to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately. Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree, Paralegal Certification a plus. The firm is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran or any other protected class.



Parsippany, New Jersey office seeks a full-time associate . The ideal candidate will have 1 to 3 years of litigation experience. Land use experience is preferred. Qualifications Admission to the New Jersey state bar required. Pennsylvania admission is a plus 1 to 3 years of litigation experience, preferable in land use, Superior research and writing skills,Self-starter with a strong academic record. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume. Equal opportunity employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification, as protected by federal, state or local law. Equal employment opportunity extends to all personnel practices.



Established firm is seeking an associate with a minimum of 3 years of experience to work on a full spectrum of land use matters, including project entitlement and litigation. The preferred candidate will have experience with permitting, entitlements, CEQA/NEPA, planning and zoning law, the Subdivision Map Act, and land use litigation, including CEQA litigation. Experience with natural resources, wetlands, endangered species, California Coastal Commission, and historic preservation is helpful but not required. Experience or interest in environmental law, including contaminated site transactions and litigation under CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and state equivalents is also helpful but not required. This position can be located in either Century City or Los Angeles, but will also work periodically with attorneys in our other offices. A high level of academic achievement and major law firm experience are required. Admission to the State Bar of California is required.



Established firm's Fort Lauderdale office is seeking a Partner whose area of practice is Land Use & Zoning. This Partner would represent clients through all aspects of the government regulatory approval and permitting process, including planning and zoning applications, developments of regional impact, development agreements and complex environmental and land use permitting. This Partner would also conduct due diligence evaluations, to make an assessment of applicable laws, permitted uses, viability of permits and approvals, restrictions or limitations regarding changes to or expansions of current uses and the existence of vested rights. This position will be in the Fort Lauderdale office.



Established firm is seeking a Real Estate Attorney (or team) to join its Business Transactions practice group in Denver. Candidate must have at least 8+ years of demonstrated experience in variety of transactional real estate and development-related matters, including: zoning, entitlements and land use matters, and should be the firm-known in the Denver real estate community. Candidate must have an established client base/book of business. Candidate should have a strong academic record, excellent written and oral communication skills with an emphasis on the ability to communicate the firm with all levels of understanding regarding legal issues and must be committed to providing exceptional client service. The qualified individual must be admitted to the Colorado Bar. This is a full-service law firm ranked among the top 200 firms in the United States, and its Business Transactions practice group is known for its deep understanding of the objectives and motivations on each side of the leasing equation. The Firm is committed to helping local and national clients face a myriad of legal challenges. It is this commitment to provide clients with just the right mix of business acumen to understand the needs of each client’s business, combined with the sophisticated expertise to solve an array of complex legal problems, that uniquely positions us to present the perfect opportunity for senior-level candidates -- with quality work experience and demonstrated success -- who are seeking a change in their professional environment. The firm's resources, tools, and talent provide a platform from which you may reach the firm full potential and grow the firm's practice: 1) it encourages a supportive, congenial work environment that enables its professional management team and administrative staff to become integral parts of the firm practice; 2) its investment in technology forms a centralized network to facilitate interactive business strategies across multiple disciplines; and 3) its dedicated Marketing team tailors its services to highlight the firm specialties and experience, thereby creating a model for the firm continued success and cross-selling opportunities. The firm offers qualified candidates a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package.



Prominent full service law firm in Monmouth County, NJ is seeking an associate to join its Real Estate and Environmental Law Groups. Applicants should have 2-3 years’ experience in environmental regulatory and site remediation matters. Experience with zoning, land use planning and financing a plus. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated and possess strong interpersonal, writing, research and analytical skills. Firm offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. Please send resume and a writing sample. Equal Opportunity Employer.



This firm is seeking an experienced real estate and land use attorney for its Portland, Oregon office. At least 5 years of experience and current admission to the Oregon State Bar are preferred. This firm is seeking an individual with outstanding writing and oral advocacy skills, as the firm as strong academic credentials. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in confidence to Heather Oden, Chief Operating Officer, This firm,101 SW Main Street, Suite 1100, Portland, Oregon 97204. Applications are also accepted electronically by contacting us by phone or submitting an application online (click apply below). This firm is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the firm policy to not discriminate against and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, and veteran status.



REAL ESTATE LAND USE PARALEGAL Largest Regional law firm seeks: LAND USE PLANNER to join their Northern Virginia office. Candidate must have 3+ years of land use, zoning and planning experience. Duties include strong written and communication skills with private companies and local government, including staff, commissions and civic organizations. Strong research and due diligence for project sites as the firm as development of entitlement applications is required. Ability to effectively conduct public speaking and presentations before civic groups, commissions and local boards is desired. Local government experience is a plus. Local travel in Northern Virginia only. Excellent salary/benefits package. EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer



A law firm of 250 attorneys, is seeking an experienced commercial real estate attorney to join the Syracuse office. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of experience and will focus on handling commercial acquisitions and sales, financing, lending, leasing and land use. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, strong writing and verbal communication skills and be in good standing with the NYS Bar. We are an EEO Employer. Apply Online



Our ideal candidate would have a minimum of 5 years of experience, excellent writing and communication skills, strong academic credentials, a desire to work on land use matters both locally and statewide and a collegial attitude. Knowledge of CEQA is key, experience with Planning and Zoning Laws, Municipal Law, Administrative Law, and the Subdivision Map Act is highly desirable. Litigation background is also desirable.



Land Use Attorney 4 to 6 years of experience in complex land use and redevelopment matters, including hearings before Planning and Zoning Boards and other administrative agencies, and related litigation, regulatory and permitting matters. The position will involve review and assisting in the preparation of development applications, as well as review, drafting and analysis of municipal enactments related to area in need of redevelopment or rehabilitation area designations, adoption of redevelopment plans and approval of redevelopment and PILOT agreements. Experience with NJ’s statutes and procedures related to land use, redevelopment and incentive programs is preferred. Outstanding academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills and NJ Bar in good standing required.



The Salt Lake City office seeking an associate with 3 to 5 years of real estate transactional experience. The ideal candidate will have sophisticated real estate transactional experience including leasing, acquisitions, due diligence, land use, and development matters. The candidate must have strong academic credentials, writing and interpersonal skills, and must be a self-starter with a commitment to excellence. The candidate can look forward to being part of a dynamic practice and will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment. Membership in the Utah Bar is preferred, but not mandatory. “We are required by state law to participate in E-verify. For more information please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website at www.uscis.gov.”



Seeking a counsel for the Real Estate and Land Use Department, on the renewable energy team. Our renewable energy team is on the front lines of the high-profile, legal regulatory and business issues that are emerging in the current energy, environmental and infrastructure markets (e.g., renewable energy sources, related transactions and regulation, among others). McGuireWoods has an active practice in solar, wind, and biomass energy (the latter including biofuels, landfill gas, biomass gasification and waste-to-energy). We represent developers, investors, industrials, utilities and customers of renewable energy facilities in connection with: (1) the development, acquisition and financing of renewable energy projects; (2) siting projects and facilities; (3) interconnection and permitting issues; (4) the purchase and sale of energy and energy commodities; (5) the purchase and sale of renewable energy companies; and (6) renewable energy project and operational capital-raising transactions. Job Requirements: Qualified candidates will have 4+ years of commercial real estate experience. The ideal candidate should have expertise in real estate finance, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, development and other sophisticated commercial real estate transactions (both single asset and multi-asset). Experience on the real estate aspects of renewable and conventional energy project acquisition and development is a major plus. Top academic credentials, drafting and communication skills and a thorough understanding of title and survey and other commercial real estate due diligence required. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, fast paced, national real estate practice group working on a wide range of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, with a particular focus on energy project transactions.



Associate attorney position with land use and zoning experience, including preparation for/appearances before local boards, commissions and administrative bodies, preferably in Northern Virginia. Maryland and/or D.C. considered. Please submit cover letter and resume.



A full-service law firm located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, seeks an attorney with 1-3 years of experience in land use and associated administrative and regulatory processes (i.e., zoning, subdivision, master planning, site planning, legislation.) Excellent writing and analytical skills and strong academic credentials are required. Candidates must obtain licensure in Maryland and must enjoy practice and client development in a team environment. Equal opportunity employer.



Professional Association seeking a commercial real estate attorney with 10+ years of experience for our Manchester, NH office. Focus is on commercial financing and purchases; experience in land use and title matters will be helpful. Admission in Massachusetts will be a plus. The successful candidate must possess superior academic credentials, communication and writing skills. The firm presents an opportunity for professional development and personal satisfaction in a fast paced and stimulating work environment. Competitive compensation and benefits package offered. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample and references. All submissions will be kept confidential.



The Denver office seeks a mid-level real estate associate with a minimum of three to four years law firm experience with acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, and land use. Excellent academic credentials, strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to excellence is required.



Outstanding opportunity in the Garden City office. Must have a minimum of two years’ experience in land use regulation, local government operations and administration, government contracts, and/or drafting legislation. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to attract and retain public and private sector clients is a plus. The successful candidate will be able to take on a significant and independent role, and work closely with the Practice Group Chair.



Seeking an accomplished and ambitious fourth to sixth year associate for the Land Use Practice Group in its Los Angeles or Oakland office. A successful candidate should demonstrate outstanding writing ability. Candidates must have substantive land use/environmental litigation experience, and transactional experience is a benefit. A candidate also should have experience with CEQA, NEPA and other environmental protection laws as well as planning and zoning law. Candidates should demonstrate strong work ethic and dedication to the practice of law as well as outstanding writing abilities. This firm serves as lead transactional and litigation counsel for many of the most innovative and highest profile institutional, civil infrastructure and economic development projects undertaken by public agencies, private enterprise and public-private partnerships throughout California. This firm's attorneys help clients navigate a myriad of complex and interrelated local, state and federal land use laws and regulations, ranging from CEQA, NEPA and ESA to critical issues regarding general and specific plans, conditional uses and variances, zoning and subdivision, and development agreements and fees.



Established firm's Orlando office is seeking an attorney with land use experience to join its busy Real Estate Practice Group. Top academic credentials preferred, large law firm experience a plus. Real Estate transactional preferred. Must be a member of the Florida Bar.



McGuireWoods seeks an associate for the Real Estate and Land Use Department. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of commercial real estate experience. The ideal candidate should have expertise in real estate finance, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, development and other sophisticated commercial real estate transactions (both single asset and multi-asset). Top academic credentials, drafting and communication skills and a thorough understanding of title and survey and other commercial real estate due diligence required. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, fast paced, national real estate practice group working on a wide range of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions.



Thriving land use team seeks a mid-level to senior-level associate to join its Downtown Los Angeles Office. The ideal candidate should have 4-7 years of experience working on the entitlement of development projects. This firm is interested in candidates who have solid experience and expertise in these areas: The candidate must have strong academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and familiarity with the land use/zoning processes in the City of Los Angeles and other jurisdictions in the greater Los Angeles area. Experience with federal and state laws related to natural resources, coastal protection, historic preservation and affordable housing is desirable. The candidate should have the desire to grow with a team and develop qualities ultimately leading to partnership at the firm. Please note that this firm is looking for a land use attorney, not an environmental lawyer who deals primarily with issues relating to hazardous substances. This Am 100 firm is currently home to over 900 attorneys Firmwide. With one of the largest, most experienced and diverse land use and environmental practices in the country, the firm offer a diversity and depth of experience that is unrivaled. The firm's more than 100 attorneys represent investors, developers, builders, major landowners, lenders and local agencies on every aspect of land use and real estate. Qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume, and final law school transcript.



Richmond office of established firm seeks an associate for the Real Estate and Land Use Department, on the renewable energy team. The firm's renewable energy team is on the front lines of the high-profile, legal regulatory and business issues that are emerging in the current energy, environmental and infrastructure markets (e.g., renewable energy sources, related transactions and regulation, among others). This firm has an active practice in solar, wind, and biomass energy (the latter including biofuels, landfill gas, biomass gasification and waste-to-energy). The firm represent developers, investors, industrials, utilities and customers of renewable energy facilities in connection with: (1) the development, acquisition and financing of renewable energy projects; (2) siting projects and facilities; (3) interconnection and permitting issues; (4) the purchase and sale of energy and energy commodities; (5) the purchase and sale of renewable energy companies; and (6) renewable energy project and operational capital-raising transactions. Job Requirements: Qualified candidates will have 4+ years of commercial real estate experience. The ideal candidate should have expertise in real estate finance, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, development and other sophisticated commercial real estate transactions (both single asset and multi-asset). Experience on the real estate aspects of renewable and conventional energy project acquisition and development is a major plus. Top academic credentials, drafting and communication skills and a thorough understanding of title and survey and other commercial real estate due diligence required. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, fast paced, national real estate practice group working on a wide range of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, with a particular focus on energy project transactions.



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 borrowers 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. Qualified candidates can be resident in the firm New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Florida, Los Angeles and/or Washington, DC offices. Must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and be a member of the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, Colorado, Florida, Los Angeles or New York bars (depending on office location). 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

This firm has an exceptional reputation in California as a go-to law firm that clients rely on to handle their highest profile, most complicated and often most controversial transactions and litigated matters. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams across five offices to help public agencies and private businesses navigate an extensive range of local, state and federal laws and regulations. The firm was founded over 30 years ago and has grown to be a state-wide firm with nearly 65 attorneys serving public and private clients. The Land Use Practice Group is at the forefront of the field. The firm serve as lead transactional and litigation counsel for many of the most innovative and highest profile institutional, civil infrastructure and economic development projects undertaken by public agencies, private enterprise and public-private partnerships throughout California. The attorneys help clients navigate a myriad of complex and interrelated local, state and federal land use laws and regulations, ranging from CEQA, NEPA and ESA to critical issues regarding general and specific plans, conditional uses and variances, zoning and subdivision, and development agreements and fees. ABOUT THE POSITION Looking for an ambitious and diligent first to third year associate for the growing Land Use Practice Group. This position is open to the firm Los Angeles or Oakland office. Candidates must have substantive land use/environmental litigation experience, and transactional experience is a benefit. Candidates must also have had significant experience with CEQA and NEPA Candidates should demonstrate strong work ethic and dedication to the practice of law as the firm as outstanding writing abilities. This firm is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law. The firm will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box). Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, transcript and two substantive writing samples.



Established firm is seeking one or more lateral transactional partners with wine industry experience, whether that experience is focused on transactional matters and land use and/or estates and trusts. The firm's wine industry practice emphasizes all of these areas and all are a part of the firm full service offering. A commitment to the wine industry and a desire to be a part of a growing team is more important to us than a particular legal skill set. While the firm wine industry practice is centered in the firm's St. Helena office, an appropriate candidate could be a primary resident of either of the firm offices, but would be expected to spend significant time in both locations.



Firm with exceptional reputation in California as a go-to law firm that clients rely on to handle their highest profile, most complicated and often most controversial transactions and litigated matters. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams across five offices to help public agencies and private businesses navigate an extensive range of local, state and federal laws and regulations. Seeking an ambitious and diligent first to third year associate for the firm growing Land Use Practice Group. This position is open to the firm Los Angeles or Oakland office. Candidates must have substantive land use/environmental litigation experience, and transactional experience is a benefit. Candidates must also have had significant experience with CEQA and NEPA Candidates should demonstrate strong work ethic and dedication to the practice of law as the firm as outstanding writing abilities. Equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.



Looking for an accomplished and ambitious fthe firmth to sixth year associate for the Land Use Practice Group in its Los Angeles or Oakland office. A successful candidate should demonstrate outstanding writing ability. Candidates must have substantive land use/environmental litigation experience, and transactional experience is a benefit. A candidate also should have experience with CEQA, NEPA and other environmental protection laws as the firm as planning and zoning law. Candidates should demonstrate strong work ethic and dedication to the practice of law as the firm as outstanding writing abilities. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and one substantive writing sample. Equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law. Will consider for employment qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.



The Seattle office a full service AM 200 business law firm, is seeking a Land Use Associate with 4-5 years of experience for its nationally-recognized Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources practice. Associates gain exceptional first-hand experience on sophisticated legal matters through their work with senior lawyers and clients in a variety of complex and cutting-edge issues involving land use, shorelines, zoning, environmental, natural resource and growth management laws. Occasional travel may be required. Candidates must have the following qualifications: JD from an accredited university with excellent academic credentials; Experience with, or demonstrable interest in, land use, natural resource development and environmental issues; Excellent written and verbal communication skills, acute judgment and responsiveness, and perseverance; Public experience is a plus, but not required



AM100's Downtown San Diego Office is seeking an attorney to join its thriving Land Use practice. This is an associate position and requires at least 2 years of land use experience. Ideal candidates will have some experience representing developers and property owners in land use matters before local jurisdictions in the San Diego Area. Candidates should be familiar with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), general plans, specific plans, zoning law, local zoning codes the Subdivision Map Act and Coastal Act. Prior experience negotiating and drafting agreements with public agencies such as development agreements and reimbursement agreements is helpful. The firm is currently home to 910 attorneys Firmwide and has one of the largest and most experienced and diverse land use and environmental practices in the country, the firm offer a diversity and depth of experience that is unrivaled. The firm's more than 85 attorneys represent investors, developers, builders, major landowners, lenders and local agencies on every aspect of real estate. This firm is proud that the firm efforts have earned us recognition as a leading firm by The Legal 500 U.S., Chambers and Partners USA, and U.S. News and World Report (with Best Attorneys), among others. Qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume, and final law school transcript.




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