Real Estate Transactions & Finance Associate Attorney

Job description:

We are looking for innovative, forward-thinking associates with a minimum of three years of real estate transactions experience to join our Real Estate Transactions & Finance practice, recognized as a Next Generation Partner in real estate by The Legal 500 US, and also named in the 2020 and 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.

If you are entrepreneurially minded, and a builder, and you are looking to work alongside nationally recognized leaders in their fields, this might be the right opportunity for you.

Our unique professional services approach provides a combination of legal services and strategic business services – with a team of lawyers, land use planners, real estate brokers, and business strategy consultants – to meet the needs of our clients. With significant depth and experience across most real estate asset classes and all phases of development projects, we help clients navigate complex matters involving financings, joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, affordable housing, leasing, public/private transactions, debt and equity finance, hospitality, construction, and design and loan restructurings.

Our Real Estate Transactions & Finance team works collaboratively across offices and practices and engages in a wide range of transactions across our industry sectors, including healthcare, technology and digital media, cannabis, consumer products, entertainment, energy/alternative energy, financial services, and fintech. Manatts unique professional services approach coupled with our deep industry expertise allows us to build relationships and develop credibility with clients and, in turn, perform cutting-edge work to help guide them through a dynamic, ever-evolving legal and business landscape. The team works with clients ranging from institutional owners to entrepreneurial developers to large corporate/technology companies. Our clients include companies such as Meta, Jay Paul, Avanath, Lowe Enterprises, LACMA, Dignity Health, Trader Joes, The Macerich Company and Westfield.

We are looking for candidates with broad experience in real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions; exchanges, ground leasing, commercial leasing, financing, construction, development, joint ventures, secured loans and workouts. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in negotiating and drafting closing purchase and sale agreements, commercial and ground leases and subleases, development agreements, construction contracts, property management agreements and other real estate transaction documents. Joint venture and project finance experience is a plus.

The base annual pay range for this role is between $240,000-$305,000. The base pay to be offered will vary and depend on skills and qualifications, experience, location and will also take into account internal equity. Additional medical, financial and/or other benefits will be offered dependent on the position.


  • Minimum of three years of broad transactional real estate experience
  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills
  • A self-starter with the ability to juggle multiple, diverse projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Team-oriented attitude with an emphasis on collaboration
  • Effective and efficient problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and proactively with confidence
  • Bar membership in good standing in the jurisdiction in which you plan to practice

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

One of the nations preeminent law and consulting firms. We are known for quality, extraordinary commitment to clients, integrated, relationship-based services, and a range of specialized capabilities typically found only in boutique firms. We are progressive, entrepreneurial and deeply committed to diversity, public service, involvement in the communities we serve and excellence in all we do.

Over the past decade, we have transformed from a top law firm to a cutting-edge, hybridized consulting and legal professional services firm.We are composed of lawyers, consultants, business advisors and technologists committed to meeting the ever-evolving needs of our clients. Our clients include Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies in industries such as digital and technology; energy, environmental and real estate; entertainment; financial services; and health care.

Join Us if you want to find out what its like to work with a team of passionate and driven professionals in an entrepreneurial environment, we strongly encourage you to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : $ 240000

Salary Max : $ 305000

Currency Type : USD