Schwabe is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in seven key industry sectors: Technology; Healthcare and Life Sciences; Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; Ports and Maritime; and Indian Country and Alaska Native Corporations. We have offices in four states, in the cities of Portland, Bend, Salem, Seattle, Vancouver, Anchorage, and Mountain View. Schwabe has a culture based on collaboration, innovation, and a drive to help our clients achieve success.
Schwabe currently has an opening in its Portland, Oregon office for a real estate associate attorney to join its Real Estate and Natural Resources Department. The ideal candidate will have:
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from an ABA-accredited law school
3+ years experience with commercial, timber, and agriculture real estate transactions, including
Purchase and sale agreements
Real estate due diligence, including title review
Real estate finance transactions
Strong interest in engaging in real estate and/or natural resource industry groups and business development
Excellent academic credentials and professional references
Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work in a collaborative and team setting, but with significant independence
A track record demonstrating exemplary client service, organizational skills, and team work
Excellent skills in legal research, analysis, writing, and in communication
Oregon State Bar Admission or eligibility for immediate reciprocity preferred
The pay range for this position is $140,000 - $180,000, depending on job skills and legal practice experience relevant to the position. The position is also eligible for discretionary merit bonus consideration at the end of each calendar year. A listing of benefits can be found here: https://www.schwabe.com/benefits-and-firm-paid-expenses.
In order to cultivate our collaborative culture and better serve our firm clients, most lawyer positions at Schwabe require in-person work in our offices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with flexibility on Mondays and Fridays to work offsite.
Candidates should submit PDFs of their cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, and a writing sample directed to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Schwabe’s Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Integration. Inquiries are maintained in confidence.
Schwabe is proud to be Mansfield Rule Plus Certified. This certification recognizes the structural changes and actions we have taken to diversify leadership in our firm. Learn more here: Mansfield Rule Plus Certification.
Schwabe is committed to cultivating and celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion because it makes our firm better. People from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.