Real Estate Partner/Partner Group
Van Ness Feldman's Seattle office is seeking a lateral partner or partner group to join our real estate practice. Candidates must have a portable book of business representing buyers, sellers, and developers in transactions involving all sizes and types of real estate transactions. We are looking for someone who is eager to join our very active real estate practice, is comfortable in a team-oriented and fast-paced environment, and who enjoys being part of a collaborative and diverse culture that supports our firm values. With offices in Seattle, Washington D.C., the Bay Area, and Denver, the team supports development projects across the country in such varied industries as energy infrastructure, public and private utilities, corporate real estate development, residential development, transportation, natural resources, and ports/industrial facilities.
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Senior Real Estate Attorney
Van Ness Feldman is seeking an experienced real estate attorney to join our Seattle team. The ideal candidate must have at least 5 years of substantive experience in commercial, industrial, and residential development, including drafting and negotiating complex documents related to the acquisition and disposition of property, and financing / loan transactions. Candidate should have experience coordinating due diligence reviews (including title and survey) and closings.
We are looking for someone who is team-oriented with strong written and oral communication skills. The ideal candidate should display passion for working hard, take initiative in a fast-paced environment with motivated and collegial colleagues, and enjoy being part of a collaborative and diverse culture that supports our firm values.
Skills and Qualifications Include:
- Representing buyers, sellers, and developers in transactions involving all sizes and types of real estate transactions;
- Performing and coordinating due diligence in the acquisition and financing of real estate for investment, development, occupancy, sales, leasing, and collateralization;
- Representing clients in negotiating and closing on acquisition financing, construction financing, and permanent financing;
- Assisting and coordinating with clients in working with local city and state officials across the country with respect to compliance matters related to the development, redevelopment, and use of property.
- The ideal candidate will have outstanding academic credentials, a strong work ethic, a logical and analytical thought process, excellent organizational, drafting, writing and research skills, as well as the ability to establish strong client and peer relationships.
Applications including a cover letter and resume can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pipeline Regulatory Associate
Our Pipeline & LNG practice group seeks to hire a mid to senior-level associate (3-8 years out of law school). The firm counsels numerous clients who operate natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines, LNG facilities, and other assets across the country and practices before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Energy (DOE), and federal and state courts. The ideal candidate has an aptitude for regulatory work, including rate making and certificates, and is looking for a professional growth opportunity. Candidates must be capable of working both independently and collaboratively with an existing, collegial team of attorneys. This position is located in the Washington D.C. office, however remote working options may be available.
Preferred skills and qualifications:
- Solid, well-rounded foundational knowledge of regulatory policies under the Natural Gas Act, Interstate Commerce Act, and other federal energy laws.
- Knowledge of the pipeline industry and FERC policies involving pipelines and LNG facilities
- Previous subject matter or industry experience is necessary
- Excellent analytical and writing skills, including the ability to write for different audiences (i.e., memoranda, talking points, briefs, industry alerts, etc.)
- The ability to produce top-notch, short turnaround legal research
- Strong interpersonal skills for effective internal and client communications
- Experience on PHMSA or pipeline safety matters is a plus and should be noted in submissions of interest.
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Litigation/Investigations Associate: Washington, DC
Our litigation and investigation practice is seeking a full-time Litigation Associate with two to seven years of experience to join its growing team. The Investigations and Litigation Group focuses on civil litigation, internal investigations, government investigations, and related matters. The candidate will likely be responsible for participating in all aspects of pre-trial practice, including preparing pleadings, attending case status conferences, propounding and responding to written discovery, participating in depositions, communicating with opposing counsel, and engaging in motion practice. The candidate may also be responsible for conducting internal investigations and handling all aspects of government investigations. Depending on experience, the candidate may also be asked to participate in trials, mediations, and settlement discussions. This is great opportunity for candidates seeking a high level of responsibility and a team-oriented approach to client/matter management. Candidates must be willing to waive into the bar in Washington DC.
This position is remote to start, subject to State and local COVID-19 guidance. DC is the preferred office location, but the firm is willing to be flexible with an arrangement for frequent visits when travel safely resumes.
Preferred skills and qualifications:
• Litigation and/or investigation experience, including preparing for and participating in employee interviews, investigation and analysis of relevant client documents and data, preparation of findings, and engaging with government agencies;
• Experience in responding to government inquiries and investigations, including requests for documents, investigative depositions, and responding to government agency requests;
• Experience counseling clients in litigation and/or government inquiries and investigations;
• Litigation experience commensurate with associate year, including preparation of pleadings, substantive motions, preparing for and participating in depositions, propounding and responding to written discovery, experience with e-discovery, interacting with opposing counsel, court room experience; and experience with case resolution (settlement, mediation, or trial);
• Knowledge of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), and similar state laws and common law actions (a background in environmental studies is a plus);
• Excellent legal research, writing, verbal communication and analytical skills;
• Experience with document management databases (i.e., Concordance, Relativity, DISCO);
• Exceptional attention to detail;
• Strong organization and time management skills;
• Able to take direction and manage tasks and projects with minimal supervision;
• Strong computer skills;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team; and
• Ability to travel, when travel safely resumes.
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to DiNoua Avery, Diversity and Recruiting Coordinator.
Mid-Level Electric Associate - Regulatory - Washington, DC
The firm is seeking a mid-level associate (3-6 years of experience) with demonstrated electric regulatory experience. The ideal candidate has aptitude for detailed work on energy regulatory and policy matters, particularly the interpretation and application of the Federal Power Act to wholesale markets and bulk transmission system operations.
Preferred skills and qualifications:
- Foundational knowledge of the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) and other federal energy laws
- Experience in administrative litigation and settlement matters before FERC
- Knowledge of, and experience with: (i) FERC cost-of-service ratemaking policies and practices; (ii) open access transmission service and interconnection matters; (iii) market-based rate authorizations; and (iv) market rules for wholesale energy, capacity and ancillary services
- Experience with negotiation of power purchase and capacity agreements
- Knowledge of FERC’s Standards of Conduct
- Strong analytical research and writing skills
- Excellent communication skills
Experience before state utility commissions also is highly valued.
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