Current Opportunities in the Los Angeles Area

Real Estate Associates

Our clients are looking for top real estate associates in the classes of 2013-2019, 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. Please contact Barbara Levenson to discuss opportunities in your practice area: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com.

Representative Real Estate Associate Opportunities

Full service boutique law firm, comprised primarily of former premier AmLaw 100 attorneys, is looking to add a junior/mid-level real estate transactional associate with 2-6 years of experience, and a mid-level/senior real estate transactional associate with 7+ years of experience. PSA and entity formation experience is required. The firm has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of “Los Angeles’ Most Admired Law Firms,” and a number of their attorneys have been recognized as “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California” by Super Lawyers. The Chair of the firm is a real estate attorney who has been nominated as a “Leader in Law” in the real estate category. The firm is committed to diversity, inclusion, and providing a safe working environment for attorneys and staff.

Everyone is currently working remotely; once the office reopens, you will have the opportunity to work remotely 2-3 days a week, depending on your level of experience. The firm has an 1800 hour billable target, provides a business development/marketing budget, and a very generous benefits package. Top credentials and CA bar required. To learn more, please contact Barbara Levenson: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com

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. 

Full-service Los Angeles-based law firm, known for it’s real estate work, is seeking to add an associate with three to five years of general transactional real estate experience, including acquisitions and dispositions, and preferably some joint venture experience. Top credentials are required.

Premier AmLaw 100 firm is adding a highly experienced mid-level associate. Candidate must have substantial experience in complex real estate transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, and financing of various real estate asset classes, including, office, multi-family, industrial, retail, and hospitality and leisure properties. Experience with hotel management agreements and hotel franchise agreements is desired, but not required. Top credentials required.

One of Los Angeles’ most prestigious law firms is seeking to add a real estate associate with 2-6+ years of experience. The firm has a broad-based practice that includes: acquisitions/dispositions, finance, development, commercial leasing, private equity/joint ventures/entity planning, land use, CEQA/NEPA and remediation, public/private partnerships.

Am Law 100 firm is seeking an associate with 3-4 years of experience financing real estate deals and drafting transactional documents. Top credentials required.

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

Associates in other practice areas

Please contact Barbara Levenson to discuss opportunities in your practice area: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com.

Partner Recruitment

Our clients include Am Law 100 and 200 law 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: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com to discuss the platform you need to take your practice to the next level.