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Empire Search Partners has one of the most respected and successful in-house and law firm recruiting practices in the country.  Our 360-degree market perspective, strategic individualized career planning and unparalleled access to many of the most sophisticated and sought-after companies and law firms in the market gives our candidates and clients an invaluable competitive edge.  The following list includes a select few of the opportunities we are working on.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at for further information regarding any of the below positions or the broader market.

Associate Counsel, Legal – Leading Private Equity Energy Firm
Leading private equity energy firm is seeking to add a mid-level associate to the already stellar Legal team to add further depth to its corporate and portfolio investment capabilities. This is an outstanding and rare opportunity for an M&A, Finance or Private Funds associate to transition in-house, broaden their skill set, and develop the skills necessary for a successful and growth oriented in-house career.  The role will encompass multiple functions, including corporate administration, working with the investment committee, transactional support, developing and implementing forms and policies, contract negotiations and assisting with trainings to keep staff abreast of pertinent legal issues. The associate must have a JD from an accredited law school with top credentials, 3 – 5 years of experience at a nationally recognized law firm, exceptional written and oral presentation skills and the ability to communicate and work closely with firm’s “C Suite.”
Associate, Regulatory – Top Law Firm
Top-tier NY Private Fund Formation practice is looking for an experienced Advisers’ Act regulatory associate. The associate will get to utilize their extensive knowledge of SEC registration requirements, Form ADV requirements, advertising rules and custody rules while being the point person on general compliance questions pertaining to SEC registered private fund advisers. Working knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 as applicable to private equity is a plus.
Attorney, Real Estate – Leading Real Estate Investment Trust
Leading REIT is seeking a junior to mid-level leasing attorney to add to its New York commercial leasing practice. For a sophisticated and creative leasing attorney, this role provides the opportunity to broaden their current practice and segue into a rewarding in-house career. The role involves drafting and researching leases and pertinent documents, working directly with business units on operational matters, and serving as internal counsel to the Firm’s various teams. The attorney will be working directly with landlords and business unit owners, and will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Leasing Operations. The potential candidate should have a JD from a top law school and 2 – 5 years of commercial leasing experience in a large law firm.
Emerging Companies Attorneys, General
Empire Search Partners has one of the most established and respected law firm and in-house Emerging Companies, Technology Transactions and Venture Capital recruiting practices in the country.  Our expertise in this important and exciting field is unparalleled in the New York, Northern California and Boston markets.  We currently have multiple opportunities with the leading law firms in this sector and regularly work with both established and up-and-coming technology companies in building their respective in-house legal teams.  Whether you are a lawyer desiring to make a lateral move into this exciting field, or a company or law firm hoping to expand your current practice, Empire Search Partners is uniquely positioned to help.
Fund Formation Attorney, Vice President – Leading Investment Firm
Unique in both scope and team function, a small tight knit legal sub-group with a world leading investment firm is looking for a Vice-President to join their team of four. This is a quasi-business/legal role that involves being on the front line in structuring new funds. The individual in the role will focus solely on fund formation and structuring, no compliance work is required. For a top shelf fund formation attorney who already has 5 – 10 years of experience this is a fantastic opportunity to communicate and negotiate with the Firm’s most sophisticated investors.
Legal Counsel, M&A Transactions – Top Tier Hedge Fund/Family Office
Top-tier hedge fund/family office is seeking to add a Legal Counsel with strong private equity M&A transactional experience.  The Legal Counsel will work closely with the firm’s current legal leadership team and internal investment professionals. This role will provide a prospective candidate an excellent opportunity to expand their transactional corporate experience in a versatile in-house capacity. The Legal Counsel will review, negotiate, and draft underlying documents related to potential private equity deals, credit transactions, and real estate acquisitions. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of M&A and transactional legal experience in a financial company or law firm, and proficiency in legal structuring for private equity, credit and real estate transactions.
Private Equity and Hedge Fund Associates, General
While understanding the legal needs of Private Equity and Hedge Funds in this increasingly regulated environment is complex, finding the right fit can be even harder. Empire Search Partners only works with best in class funds and attorneys, matching up difficult to get experience with highly sought-after positions. We are actively working on numerous law firm and in-house openings with top-tier firms and funds.
Tax Attorneys, General

For Tax Associates, Counsels and Partners looking to take the next step in their careers, Empire Search Partners, the #1 Tax recruiting practice in the country, has multiple exclusive opportunities at top law firms.