Current Opportunities in the SF Bay Area

Real Estate Associates

Our clients are looking for top real estate associates in the classes of 2010-2015, with practices that focus on at least one of these areas: leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures or REITS.  Our clients will consider associates who want to relocate to California as long as they are with prestigious firms currently, even if they need to take the California bar. We have positions in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Sacramento. Please contact Barbara Levenson to discuss opportunities in your practice area:

Representative Opportunities for Real Estate Associates

Are you tired of billable hours and billing rate pressures? Are you craving profitability and life-work balance? Our client is an entrepreneurial boutique law practice that focuses exclusively on commercial real estate transactional work: leasing, purchase, and sale, commercial real estate financing, and general real estate matters. The firm works almost exclusively on a flat fee basis and doesn’t track attorney hours (except as necessary for a very few non-fixed fee matters.) You can work from home, from a WeWork space, from your own office, or pretty much wherever you want as long as you have access to a phone and internet connection. The firm is comprised of former Big Law attorneys and represents national and regional real estate funds and firms, brokerages, retailers and restaurants. The firm is extremely profitable. All attorneys have the title of “Attorney” and all equity-level attorneys share in the profits of the entire enterprise. Equity partnership is possible after a short trial period of 12-18 months, depending on how much business an attorney is able to develop. Our client is looking for to add senior associates/counsels who have at least $150K-$200K in portable business. For partners, a minimum book of $400K is required.

Dreaming of life in Sonoma County? If you’re a real estate attorney with at least 8-10 years of experience, your dream could become a reality. For senior associates, a book of $200K is required, demonstrating a commitment and ability to develop a practice and to become a partner within the next couple of years. Lateral partners need to have a book of $500K. Please contact Barbara Levenson to discuss opportunities in your practice area:

One of California’s most prestigious law firms is seeking to add an associate with 5-8 years of acquisitions/dispositions, real estate finance, development, commercial leasing, private equity/joint ventures, land use and CEQA/NEPA experience for their San Francisco office.

Top law firm in Sonoma is seeking a real estate associate with 4-8 years of acquisitions, title review and financings experience.

One of Sacramento’s premier firms is seeking to add an associate with 2-4 years of commercial real estate experience including leasing, purchase, and sales, CC&Rs, secured financing negotiation and documentation.

Top Peninsula-based law firm is seeking a real estate associate with 4-7 years of transactional experience including acquisitions and dispositions and secured financing.

Please note that this is a representative list and we have a number of other opportunities available. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more information:

Partner Recruitment

Our clients include Am Law 100 and 200 law firms, mid-sized firms, and boutiques. These firms are seeking to add lateral partners or small groups in a variety of practice areas. Portable books of business required range from $500K to $1M+, depending on seniority, and practice area. Billing rates $400.00+. Please contact Barbara Levenson: to discuss the platform you need to take your practice to the next level.