Current Work-Life Balance Opportunities
Work-Life Balance Positions
Levenson Schweitzer is pleased to be able to offer a number of outstanding firms that provide work-life balance. Often these are firms comprised of former Big Law attorneys. If you are looking for sophisticated work, smart people, and the time to enjoy your life, these options may be for you.
Representative Opportunities for Work-Life Balance Positions
Highly respected full service mid-sized firm in Los Angeles, comprised primarily with former Am Law 100 attorneys, is looking to add a corporate associate with 4-6+ years of experience. Matters are leanly staffed and associates are expected to assume significant responsibility for managing cases, and for client contact. Business development activities are encouraged and supported. The firm also has an impressive record for promoting associates to partner. Top writing skills and academic credentials are required and the firm has an 1800 billable target with guaranteed bonuses at 1800 hours and 1900 hours. Other hallmarks of the firm include: originations for associates who bring in business, and people who enjoy working together.
Highly regarded transactional boutique law firm in San Francisco is adding a corporate associate/senior counsel. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of top law firm experience advising companies through all stages of their life cycle, including the following areas: entity formation; mergers & acquisitions; drafting operating agreements and partnership agreements; equity and debt financings; and general commercial contracts. Salary dependent upon experience. The firm pays an hourly bonus (calculated based on base salary) for each hour billed in excess of 1,440 per year. This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys who are looking for an alternative to big law but still desire a sophisticated practice. Top credentials and CA bar required.
Highly regarded transactional boutique law firm in San Francisco is adding a mid-level tax associate. The ideal candidate will have three-five years of top law firm experience advising in all areas of federal income tax, including corporate and partnership transaction planning, executive compensation, and tax-free exchanges. While the position is not specialized in international tax, some experience in that area would be helpful. The candidate must have strong analytical abilities and be comfortable working on a variety of federal income tax topics. Salary dependent upon experience. The firm pays an hourly bonus (calculated based on base salary) for each hour billed in excess of 1,440 per year. This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys who are looking for an alternative to big law but still desire a sophisticated practice. Top credentials and CA bar required.
One of San Francisco’s top mid-sized law firms is looking to add a commercial litigation associate who has 3-5 years of experience. The firm often goes to trial. The ideal associate wants to develop strong litigation and trial skills and has the desire to handle cases as a lead attorney. In addition to great work, the firm has a 1600 hour billable target, profit sharing, and bonuses. Top credentials and CA bar required.
Trusts and Estates litigation opportunity in a great Mid-Peninsula location. Are you tired of commuting between San Francisco and Silicon Valley? Would you like to work approximately 1200 hours a year, i.e. (9am-5pm most of the time), and still be able to pay your bills? We have an exciting opportunity with a highly respected boutique trust and estate litigation firm. Our client is looking to add litigation associates with 2-5 years of experience. While prior on-point experience is a plus, the firm will re-tool top litigators who have a strong interest in switching into trusts and estates litigation. The firm was founded by a former Am Law 100 attorney, whom we have known for many years. Top credentials and CA bar required. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Premier San Francisco based mid-sized law firm is looking to add a mid-level corporate associate. Clients include venture capital, hospitality, entertainment, advertising, high-profile families, wineries, music and entertainment companies. The firm is deeply entrenched in the legal and business communities, has very low turnover, an 1800 hour target, and very competitive compensation. Top credentials required.
Location Flexible: Are you tired of billable hours and billing rate pressures? Are you craving profitability and work-life 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 location of your choosing, as long as you have access to a phone and an 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. Our client is looking to add senior associates/counsels who have at least $150K-$200K in portable business. For partners, a minimum book of $400K is required.
Top transactional boutique in Los Angeles is adding a 3rd-5th year, and a 6th-9th year with M&A/general corporate experience. The more junior position requires experience with M&A due diligence and preparation of disclosure schedules and diligence memos, as well as experience drafting M&A ancillary documents. The more senior position requires experience drafting/negotiating NDAs, LOIs, IOIs and M&A transaction documentation, including, without limitation, purchase agreements and ancillary documents. The senior candidate must have second chair M&A transactional experience and must have experience drafting/negotiating multi-member LLC Agreements, Employment Agreements and Consulting Agreements. The firm has an 1800 hour target.
International law firm is adding partners in a variety of practice areas. The minimum billing rate that the firm has is $350.00, and you can set your rates to suit your clients’ needs. The firm is comprised of former Big Law partners and shareholders, and top corporate counsels. You can work from one of their offices, your own offices, from a client’s, or wherever you need to be. Partners keep 70% of their books. Portable books of $500K are required.