Kelley Drye’s Real Estate Practice Group seeks a Senior Associate/Counsel/Junior Partner with 7+ years of experience representing Borrowers/Owners/Investors in commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financings to join our Washington DC team. With over 40 practitioners, Kelley Drye’s Real Estate Practice Group is known for handling complex and sophisticated real estate transactions. The Washington DC practice remains extremely active as its real estate clients continue to pursue transactions in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and nationally.
Qualified candidates will possess extensive experience representing Borrowers/Owners/Investors including: (1) reviewing and negotiating sophisticated joint venture agreements with private equity real estate funds and investors; (2) reviewing and negotiating loan documents on behalf of Borrowers; and (3) representing clients in buying, selling and financing commercial real estate (and drafting, reviewing and negotiating related documentation). Experience with hospitality transactions, including the acquisition of branded hotels and negotiating hotel management agreements, is a plus but not required.
The ideal candidate will have significant recent “big law” firm experience, strong writing, organizational and analytical skills, the ability to run transactions autonomously and as part of a team, and experience in mentoring and managing junior colleagues.
We are looking for a candidate who is seeking a long-term home in a group with great people and sophisticated clients that generate continuous deal flow.
Kelley Drye’s Washington DC office has been recognized as one of the Washington Post’s Top Workplaces for 10 consecutive years. We currently have a hybrid work policy, with Monday and Friday as WFH days. DC bar membership is required.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
A powerhouse firm, Kelley Drye is tenacious in court, strategic in problem-solving, and savvy at the deal table. We concentrate on litigation, trials, and government investigations; regulatory; trade; real estate; corporate; and bankruptcy matters, combining talent and experience to address the unique complexities of our clients’ legal challenges. We are practical in our advice, creative in our approach, and committed to your success.