Job Description


The Real Property Practice Group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a staff attorney to join its Affordable Housing team in one of our West Coast offices. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience with commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales, leasing, lending, finance, real estate joint ventures and land development projects.  An emphasis on lender side financing experience, affordable housing, and prior law firm experience is preferred as well as strong title and survey experience and an ability to work with our paralegals. This is a great opportunity for a confident, self-motivated individual with a demonstrated ability to handle matters independently and a desire to assist our client teams in more complex transactions. Applicants should be comfortable working in a team environment as well as have the ability to handle significant individual responsibilities for more than one supervising attorney. The group is collegial and fast paced, and this position provides excellent opportunities for professional development though it is not a partnership track position.

Candidates must have an active, in good standing state bar license, excellent writing skills, high level of attention to detail, track record of responsiveness, and positive professional references. All replies confidential. 
 
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eight offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.


To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Gelila Adisu (gelilaadisu@dwt.com), Recruiting Assistant, Lawyer Talent Acquisition; resume, writing sample and law school transcript, all in PDF format. Please specify how you heard about this position. All replies confidential.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of the fabric of Davis Wright Tremaine - central to who we are and what we do. Our vision is to foster a culture where all talented individuals - including those who are from traditionally underrepresented communities in the legal profession - can have, and can see, a path to success.  We embed DEI throughout our law firm with our four-pillar framework: Community, Growth, Education, and Engagement.  We invite you to learn more about our commitment to DEI at https://www.dwt.com/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion.

Davis Wright Tremaine provides reasonable accommodations for those who need them to complete the application or recruiting process and for employees who need reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their positions due to a disability or for religious reasons. If you need to request accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please email humanresources_confidential@dwt.com.
 
The annualized salary range for this position in Washington is $141,000 to $163,000 and in California is $149,000 to $202,000. Actual pay will be adjusted based on the candidate’s education, training, experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.  Full time employees may be eligible for a bonus and health insurance with an optional HSA, long term disability, dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k), vacation, sick time, 10 paid holidays each year and an employee assistance program.  For full-time employees, the initial sick leave benefit is 80 hours of sick leave per year.  Attorneys generally take approximately three weeks of vacation from work each year, and it may vary depending on the needs of the clients and the firm.  Additional voluntary benefits programs include:  voluntary accident insurance, voluntary life, voluntary disability, voluntary long-term care, and pet insurance.  Commuter and Transit programs are also available.


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