Real Estate or Corporate Associate

McKenna Long & Aldridge   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 49 days ago

The Practice

Dentons is recognized as the preeminent law firm in the United States in the Hotels & Leisure sector and has received the nationwide "Band 1" ranking --the best-- in the Leisure and Hospitality category of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business every year since 2007. Recognized by our clients as "the gold standard in the industry" and "better than every other hotel team in the market," the practice comprises a core team of internationally respected lawyers focused exclusively on providing world class expertise to their hospitality clients.

With complementary cross-disciplinary support from Dentons lawyers around the world, we work hand in hand with some of the industry's most respected owners, investors, developers, operators and financial institutions, on sophisticated hotel and mixed-use transactions to ensure every aspect of every deal is addressed accordingly. Our clients are distinguished and unique - they expect best in class service at every level to address their legal needs and we deliver.


The Phoenix office of Dentons US LLP is seeking an associate with excellent academic credentials and 2-4 years of real estate or corporate transactional experience to join our internationally recognized Hotels and Leisure practice. The person hired for this position can expect to assume such responsibilities such as:

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, hotel management, license and franchise agreements, joint ventures and other documents as necessary
  • Handling deal closings
  • Performing due diligence and other aspects of transactional work as required

This is an excellent opportunity to work side by side with partners and associates in a dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere while enjoying the benefits and resources of a large, international law firm.

Position Requirements

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Possesses outstanding oral communication and written communication skills
  • Has strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Has the ability to manage competing demands efficiently and effectively
  • Embraces teamwork, values collaboration and works effectively with others
  • Is conscientious with a proven attention to detail

Technical Skills

  • 2-4 years of legal experience in corporate or real estate, with a desire for hotels experience, is required
  • Previous law firm experience is required
  • Large and sophisticated deal and transaction experience is preferred
  • Hotels experience is a plus, but is not mandatory

Other Requirements

  • Should be licensed or eligible to practice law in the State of Arizona and be in good standing

Equal Opportunities

Dentons is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.