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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3+ Years, Investment Counsel, Seattle, WA area.
A dynamic and growing financial services company is recruiting an investment attorney to be based in company headquarters in the Seattle, WA area. Reports to VP, Associate GC. This role assists in supporting the company's investment management department, including derivatives products. Ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of pertinent laws, including Federal securities laws, Dodd-Frank, and EMIR. Seeking 3+ years of legal experience, including law firm experience with at least 3 years' experience representing institutional asset management clients. Knowledge of insurance law and commercial mortgage law desirable. Experience advising life insurance company clients a plus. Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills. The $40.3B assets company delivers retirement, employee benefits, and life insurance products and services, helping individuals, families, and businesses reach their goals and protect what they value. Strong, competitive compensation package and outstanding working culture.

Senior Real Estate Counsel, 12+ years, Seattle, WA
Join our market-leading Fortune 500 company seeking a Senior RE Counsel to assist new retail business teams to secure and launch RE facilities and provide day-to-day business and real estate counseling. Manage outside counsel. Advise your internal clients on construction agreements, use restrictions, procurement contracts, sourcing operations for various facilities, including leasing agreements particularly retail, land use and zoning issues.

Seeking: 12+ years of legal experience (at least three years at a top law firm) as a real estate attorney with significant retail leasing experience. JD and membership in good standing in at least one state bar (WA not required). Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams. Preferred qualifications: In-house experience. Significant tenant-side experience with a variety of retail businesses. Significant experience working with construction and utility issues.

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