Northwest Legal Search

Northwest Legal Search, Inc.
The Northwest's
Leading Attorney Search
Consulting Firm.

Expertise and Excellence

Northwest Legal Search, Inc.® is a service dedicated to the in-house lawyer hiring needs of companies, as well as attorney recruitment for a select number of premier law firms. Our clients are in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, and the Rocky Mountains.  Our candidates are recruited regionally, nationally and globally. NWLS was established in 1987 as the first company in the Pacific Northwest to specialize exclusively in lawyer search.

Thank you very much for your assistance in our recent recruitment of two senior attorneys. The expertise you contributed to our recruiting process was very valuable. I particularly appreciated your ability to quickly understand our business and legal needs, help define the optimal candidate characteristics, and then present to us numerous candidates with excellent experience/expertise profiles. The process was handled professionally and effectively and we are very pleased with the results.

-- VP General Counsel Client

Since that beginning we have continued to focus upon the critical issues of selection and retention of the best lawyers for the leadership, prosperity and growth of our clients. Our commitment is making a match which works for the long-term on both sides of the employment need -- both for the legal employer and the candidate seeking a career opportunity.

We recruit lawyers for corporate legal departments and a small number of select, premier law firms in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and Rocky Mountains. Our superior lawyer candidates come to us from all across the country.

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Corporate Counsel-RE 4+ years, in-house; Seattle WA
Our Seattle positions for in-house are active! An established Seattle client company is seeking a large firm- trained associate with outstanding credentials for an in-house role in its sophisticated, fast-paced real estate group. Four to approximately nine overall years of legal experience is ideal (with at least three years at a law firm), including real estate development, acquisition and leasing.

You will have responsibility for structuring, drafting and negotiating agreements, managing outside counsel, and counseling internal business clients on: • Site selection, lease agreements (both existing facilities and build-to-suits), real property purchase and sale agreements and land use and zoning issues; • Construction agreements; • Other commercial transactions, ranging from standard contracts to complex, high-dollar-value transactions; and • A broad range of property issues involving the management of the company's existing portfolio.

You will work directly with the various business teams, providing day-to-day advice, resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries (NOT a RE litigation role ; this is a transactional role), and managing outside counsel. You will also be responsible for identifying opportunities for and implementing process improvements. In this role, you will interact with our Public Policy, Economic Development and Tax teams. Some travel, domestic and international, will be required. Additional in-house roles in technology transactions, patent, compliance, trademarks, advertising/marketing and L&E collective bargaining.

Real Estate Associate, minimum 4 years experience, Seattle WA
Large, regional law firm practice serving businesses, individuals, estates and nonprofits in the Pacific NW seeks an associate practice attorney for it's busy Commercial Real Estate and Natural Resources practice in Seattle, WA.

Ideal experience is a wide range knowledge of commercial RE transactions, including purchase and sale agreements, joint ventures, leases, acquisitions, mortgage an asset-based financing, dispositions and development of real property and assets. Ideal specific experiences would include: Financing transactions; preparing and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, closing documents, leases and loan documents; reviewing due diligence items including organizational documents, title and survey, and handling any closing issues; and negotiating, preparing and revising restrictive covenants, subordination agreements, and loan agreements and modifications.

WA State Bar strongly preferred but not required.

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