At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.
As one of the largest real estate practices in the United States, Seyfarth’s National Real Estate group of more than 130 attorneys has helped clients close some of the most notable transactions over the last several years, and is recognized for bringing creative structures to sophisticated commercial real estate matters and helping our clients achieve their goals. Seyfarth’s real estate practice has a tremendous breadth of expertise and is routinely recognized within the industry, praised for being “fully attuned to the needs of the client” by Legal 500. Legal 500 has also recognized Seyfarth's real estate practice as a national leader in the real estate industry for nine consecutive years (2011-2019). Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News ranked Seyfarth among the top 15 most powerful real estate practices in the nation (2017), and The Best Lawyers in America named 25 of Seyfarth's real estate attorneys as leaders in the field (2019).
Our drive for excellence leads us to seek out better ways to work with our clients and each other. We have been first-to-market on many legal service delivery innovations and we continue to break new ground with our clients every day. This long history of excellence and innovation has created a culture with a sense of purpose and belonging for all. In turn, our culture drives our commitment to the growth of our clients, the diversity of our people, and the resilience of our workforce.
As a Real Estate Staff Attorney in our International practice, you’ll have the opportunity to work on interesting, challenging, and groundbreaking deals in collaboration with senior attorneys.
You will work with one of our premier clients on their lease deals for industrial and retail properties. This position will provide exposure not only to US real estate transactions, but also internationally, so it offers a great opportunity for candidates to expand their knowledge within the field. Commercial real estate experience outside of the US is not a requirement for this role.
5+ years of leasing, due diligence and industrial, office and/or retail property purchase and sales experience.
Experience running a real estate deal from start to finish - including intake and document drafting as well as negotiating with opposing counsel.
Top law firm or in-house experience. (In-house real estate attorneys are encouraged to apply.)
Superior project management skills and experience managing due diligence as part of an acquisition or lease.
Excellent academic credentials.
Stellar analytical skills; and strong verbal and written communication skills.
In addition, admission to the state bar for the office in which you are applying is required.
What We Provide:
We provide competitive salary and benefits at all levels. For our attorneys, we provide comprehensive training, CLE initiatives, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our attorneys to advance in their careers by providing opportunities for substantive client contact as well as significant involvement in case strategy and management.
We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign, Working Mother magazine, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.