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    We value your input and assistance during our hiring process. Locke Lord does not accept unsolicited applications from search firms or placement agencies.  See below for information about specific candidates. We will only accept candidate submissions from search firms with whom we have a current search/fee agreement on file. If your firm/agency does not have an agreement with us (or if you are unsure whether a current agreement exists), please contact us at legalrecruiting@lockelord.com to ascertain agreement status.

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    If you have any questions concerning our placement policies or wish to discuss a potential working relationship with the Firm, please contact us at legalrecruiting@lockelord.com.  


    CHICAGO REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department, to be based in our Chicago office. This person would be part of our Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Practice Group. Our ideal candidate is an associate who has completed from 1 to 4 years of practice with real estate or other transactional experience.

    Essential Functions

    • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis; 
    • Draft necessary agreements and documents with efficiency and clarity;
    • Manage projects from commencement to closing; 
    • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys; and
    • Complete tasks efficiently. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

    • Experience representing financial institutions, mortgage lenders, institutional investors or borrowers in real estate and financing transactions;
    • Leasing experience;
    • Thorough understanding of basic elements of real property due diligence, including survey, title, zooning and other land use issues
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines;
    • Strong organization and matter management skills;
    • Ability to work professionally and effectively with Clients, Partners, Associate and Support Staff;
    • Clear and effective drafting skills;
    • Exceptional project management skills.

    Requirements

    Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Illinois.

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Real Estate Associate – Chicago” in the subject line.


    CORPORATE ASSOCIATE – CHICAGO, HARTFORD OR NEW YORK

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Corporate Department, to be based in our Chicago, Hartford or New York office. This person would be part of our Insurance Transactional & Regulatory Practice Group. Our ideal candidate is a ‎third-fifth year associate at a major law firm, with specific insurance industry regulatory and transactional ‎experience, including transactional drafting, reinsurance negotiation, and ‎regulatory research skills.‎

    Essential Functions

    Candidates for Associate positions must be able to provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys. 

    Associates are routinely required to:

    • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis;
    • Draft necessary agreements and documents with efficiency and clarity;
    • Manage projects from commencement to closing; 
    • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys; and
    • Complete tasks efficiently. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

    • Ability to conduct multi-state insurance specific regulatory research;
    • Ability to negotiate and draft insurance industry specific agreements (e.g. reinsurance agreements, TPA/MGA agreements, claims services agreements, etc.);
    • Ability to negotiate and draft documents related to insurance industry mergers and acquisitions;
    • Ability to draft and advise on insurance holding company filings;
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines; 
    • Strong organization and matter management skills;
    • Ability to work professionally and effectively with Clients, Partners, Associate and Support Staff;
    • Clear and effective drafting skills;
    • Exceptional project management skills;
    • Strong negotiating skills.

    Requirements

    Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Illinois, Connecticut or New York.

    Please note that we are accepting resumes from recruiters for this position. 

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Corporate Associate – Chicago, Hartford or New York” in the subject line.

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