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Legal partner jobs are held for a higher level of experience than an attorney who has a few years' experience.

The first level in management of a legal department is as an associate. A legal associate often has the option of becoming a partner in later years, after success and competence is proven. Experience is a major qualifying piece of this hierarchy: attorneys who just passed the bar are not going to qualify as a partner.

After sufficient training and experience is cultivated, many attorneys are given the option to become a partner. In larger law firms, there can be a further designation of junior or senior partner. This generally happens between six and nine years in the law firm and is dependent on many factors, including how well the attorney fits into the culture of that law firm.

Partnership in a law firm means that the attorney is given a share of the legal business. He or she becomes a shareholder but can differ based on how the law firm is actually structured; if it's a LLC, LLP or general partnership, for example. Again, depending on the size and preferences of the law firm, a partnership often has two levels as well: equity and non-equity. Non-equity partners are generally given a structured salary and may have their voting rights limited in matters of the law firm. Equity partners have more rights in the law firm matters and are given an actual percentage of that firm's profits. Typically, non-equity partners have to wait a few years before they are given the option to become an equity partner; this option generally comes with the requirement to buy in before transitioning to the next tier.

At the top of the law firm levels is the managing partner. The managing partner is usually the founder of the firm or in his or her absence, the most senior position. The managing partner has the power to guide the direction of the firm.

It is very difficult to put a dollar figure on partner jobs, because the salaries widely swing, depending on experience and the law firm size and location. However, if a partner is in a top law firm in one of the major legal markets (i.e., New York, Washington DC, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California), salaries can range between $125,000 and $160,000.
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Oct 14, 14 USA - IL Chicago

In-House, Min 15 yrs required
31hit(s)  
Real Estate Tax Partner Duties: Will advise real estate businesses and owners with tax matters related to pass through entities including closely held businesses, corporations, partnerships and limited liability corporations, as well as high-net-worth individuals. Will provide leadership in tax com...
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Oct 22, 14 USA - MN Minneapolis

Law Firm, Min 5 yrs required
1hit(s)  
Business Attorney/Partner The candidate should have experience working with business owners. Desire to grow personal practice is required. Passion for business development is required.
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Oct 21, 14 USA - OR Portland

Law Firm, Min 10 yrs required
57hit(s)  
Lateral Partner The candidate will join litigation practice. Should have portable business, excellent credentials, 10+ years of experience, a good reputation in the legal community and, most importantly, a willingness to be part of a collegial work environment.
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Oct 21, 14 USA - VA Richmond

Recruiter, Min 3 yrs required
2hit(s)  
Seeking a Corporate Partner with 3+ years' experience. Candidate will handle sophisticated public/private M&A transactions, offer first chair support on significant transactions, and primarily be responsible for routine matters.
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Oct 21, 14 USA - IL Chicago

Law Firm, Min 5 yrs required
42hit(s)  
Partner- Corporate Practice The candidate should be an experienced Partner-level attorney or small practice group with portable business in the range of $500,000 to $3 million. Should have a strong transaction practice. The practice could include a strong middle-market client base and and/or an ins...
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Oct 21, 14 USA - MA Boston

Recruiter, 3-6 yrs required
1hit(s)  
Seeking Law Firm Associates with 3-6 years' experience in Financial Services/Investments. Experience with registered funds, variable insurance products, private funds, investment adviser and/or commodities work is a plus.
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Oct 21, 14 USA - NH Concord

Law Firm, Min 5 yrs required
26hit(s)  
Real Estate Partner The candidate should have substantial experience in Real Estate. Must have experience appropriate to a sophisticated practice focused in New England. A transportable book of business is a strong plus.
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Oct 21, 14 USA - DC Washington

Law Firm, Min 5 yrs required
13hit(s)  
Seeking an Environmental Partner-level Attorney with substantial experience on Clean Air Act issues, to practice. Should have experience working on regulatory, compliance, permitting and enforcement issues before U.S. EPA and State agencies for business clients. A significant book of portable busine...
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Oct 21, 14 USA - VA Richmond

Recruiter, Min 5 yrs required
Junior Tax Partner or Senior Associate The candidate should have renewable energy experience, specifically with energy tax credits, general experience with new markets tax credits, and/or M&A.
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Oct 21, 14 USA - WA Seattle

Recruiter, Min 5 yrs required
1hit(s)  
Real Estate Partner/Attorney The candidate must possess strong real estate investment, development and finance experience and the desire to be part of and to assist in building a team of experienced associates.
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