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. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more details: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com

Representative Opportunities for Work-Life Balance Positions

Real estate litigation partner or Senior Counsel-Portable business not required

Our client, named by The Daily Journal as one of California’s “Top Boutique” law firms, is looking to add a real estate litigation partner or senior counsel with 12-18 years of experience. Portable business is not required.

The firm has a 1600-1800 hour billable target for partners and senior counsels. Once the office reopens (everyone is currently working remotely), you may continue working from home on a partial basis. The firm provides a business development budget, as well as a very generous benefits package.

  • The Co-Chairmen and Co-Founding partners of the firm have nominated as a “Leader in Law,” and recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2021
  • The firm has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of “Los Angeles’ Most Admired Law Firms”
  • A number of the attorneys have been named as Southern California Super Lawyers

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

  • Serving as first chair on complex real estate litigation matters and providing expertise for the real estate transaction group
  • 12-18 years of litigation experience, including a strong background in real estate litigation
  • First chair trial experience and strong client management skills
  • Developing business and working with colleagues to grow and expand client relationships
  • Run and supervise cases from pre-litigation counseling through trial, successfully mentor and train junior and mid-level associates, and work as part of a team

To learn more, please contact Barbara Levenson: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com.

Exclusive Search for False Advertising defense /Class Actions /Prop 65 Litigation Partner-Portable business not required

We are currently embarking on an exclusive search for very experienced false advertising/class actions defense litigator who has Prop 65 experience. The position is open to partners, counsels, and senior associates. 

Our client wants to hire someone who has 10+ years of false advertising, class actions, and Prop 65 litigation experience to open an office in Los Angeles or the Bay Area. This position is open to partners, counsels and senior associates. You will join as a partner. The firm is known for its work at the cutting edge of FDA, Prop 65, advertising, IP, E-commerce, supply-chain and litigation. They represent the best in class of food, beverage, dietary supplement, cosmetic, drug, medical device, cleaning product and personal care companies. The firm represents health and beauty brands, retailers, ingredient suppliers, manufacturers, industry trade associations, corporate law firms, technology, and media giants, private equity and venture firms, and government-sponsored commerce groups. It would be a plus to have food, beverage, or health & beauty experience, and experience defending those kinds of labeling and advertising claims.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have experience that is 40% class actions/false advertising defense, 15-20% Prop 65, and the rest of your practice can be a mix of commercial, intellectual property, or employment matters. False advertising class action defense will be a significant part of your practice. You will be expected to handle Prop 65 defense cases related to the health and beauty industry on a regular basis. Experience and being comfortable with these types of cases is very important.

Portable business is not required, and you will join as a partner. Counsels and senior associates will also join as partners.
What sets this firm apart:

1. The firm does not measure originations
2. Clients are shared and you will have access to clients from day one
3. The billable target is 1600 hours
4. The firm’s primary routes to market are organic growth and referrals
5. Many of the attorneys are from AmLaw 100 firms
6. The firm values loyalty and the path to equity partnership is realistic and attainable

Please contact Barbara Levenson to learn more: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com.

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

Premier mid-sized firm in San Francisco is seeking to add a senior litigation associate with 6-8 years of experience. The candidate must have experience with securities fraud and investigations, corporate control, antitrust and competition, and complex commercial litigation. The firm has a 1600 hour target and represents clients in an array of sectors including: technology, hospitality, multimedia, food and beverage, real estate, finance, development, and financial services. Top credentials and California bar admission are required.

Elite litigation boutique in San Francisco is adding associates with 2-4 years of top law firm experience.
The firm is comprised of former Big Law attorneys and The Daily Journal has named the firm “One of California’s Top Boutique Law Firms.” The firm has also been recognized for their work on behalf of victims of abuse. In addition to a top-notch team, the firm has a 1650 hour billable target, an inclusive culture, a team-oriented and egalitarian approach, as well as the opportunity to get significant hands on experience. The firm will be onboarding remotely during the pandemic. CA bar (or pending bar admission) required.

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.