Real Estate Associate (4-6 Years of Experience)


Our real estate and land use team seeks a mid-level to senior-level real estate associate to join us in our Downtown Los Angeles Office.  The ideal candidate should have 4-6 years of experience working on a variety of real estate transactions.  We are interested in candidates who have solid experience and expertise in most of these areas:

  • Purchase and sale transactions
  • Leasing
  • Drafting real estate documents relating to private and public development projects, such as development agreements, easement, covenant and parking agreements, ordinances and cost-sharing agreements
  • Title and survey review
  • Joint venture and investor agreements
  • This position is not for a real estate finance attorney, but some experience in this area would be welcome.

The candidate must have strong academic credentials and excellent written and verbal communication skills.  It is expected that the candidate will be familiar with the laws that underpin various types of real estate documentation.  Some familiarity with the land use/zoning processes in the City of Los Angeles and other cities in the Los Angeles area would also be helpful.  

Sheppard Mullin is currently home to almost 900 attorneys Firmwide and is ranked #55 on the 2018 American Lawyer 100 List.  With one of the largest, most experienced and diverse real estate, land use and environmental practices in the country, we offer a diversity and depth of experience that is unrivaled. Our more than 85 attorneys represent major landowners, landlords, developers, builders, major landowners, investors, lenders and local agencies on every aspect of real estate and use. We are proud that our efforts have earned us recognition as a leading firm by The Legal 500 U.S., Chambers and Partners USA, and U.S. News and World Report (with Best Attorneys), among others.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume, and final law school transcript to Brittany Olson (, with the Subject Line “LA Real Estate Position (4-6 years of experience).” Legal search firms should confirm that they have a current fee agreement with Sheppard Mullin before submitting the same documents on their candidate, and please also start the Subject Line with “LA Real Estate Position (4-6 years of experience).”

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