Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Manatt is looking for innovative, forward-thinking associates with three to five years of real estate transactions experience to join our Real Estate Transactions & Finance practice, led by Anita Sabine, recognized as a Next Generation Partner in real estate by The Legal 500 US, and also named in the 2020 and 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.


If you are entrepreneurially minded, and a builder, and you are looking to work alongside nationally recognized leaders in their fields, this might be the right opportunity for you.

Manatt’s unique professional services approach provides a combination of legal services and strategic business services – with a team of lawyers, land use planners, real estate brokers, and business strategy consultants – to meet the needs of our clients. With significant depth and experience across most real estate asset classes and all phases of development projects, we help clients navigate complex matters involving financings, joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, affordable housing, leasing, public/private transactions, debt and equity finance, hospitality, construction, and design and loan restructurings.

Manatt’s Real Estate Transactions & Finance team works collaboratively across offices and practices and engages in a wide range of transactions across our industry sectors, including healthcare, technology and digital media, cannabis, consumer products, entertainment, financial services, and fintech. Manatt’s unique professional services approach coupled with our deep industry expertise allows us to build relationships and develop credibility with clients and, in turn, perform cutting-edge work to help guide them through a dynamic, ever-evolving legal and business landscape. The team works with clients ranging from institutional owners to entrepreneurial developers to large corporate/technology companies. Our clients include companies such as Meta, Jay Paul, Avanath, Lowe Enterprises, LACMA, Dignity Health, The Macerich Company and Westfield.

We are looking for candidates with broad experience in real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions; exchanges, ground leasing, commercial leasing, financing, construction, development, joint ventures, secured loans and workouts. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in negotiating and drafting closing purchase and sale agreements, commercial and ground leases and subleases, development agreements, construction contracts, property management agreements and other real estate transaction documents. Joint venture and project finance experience is a plus.

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