We look for partners who are inspired by our values and our hedgehog principle, who are good people, who want to join our culture, and who perceive a long-term future at the Firm.
We look for partners who are super-star lawyers, i.e. highly talented people with a passion to succeed and be excellent lawyers.
We are very confident in our ability to help partners grow their practices if there are the right overlaps with the real estate pure play. In this regard, we do not feel it necessary to “only” seek partners with mature practices. Instead, we are very open to partners with smaller practices that we can grow together, provided, of course the client base is an area that we overlap with, and further provided of course that the partner is highly talented and highly motivated to grow the practice with us.
We do not care how senior or junior the partner is. We just care about “talent” and passion to succeed.
We are proud to welcome to the Firm any person regardless of their race – their sex – their religion – their sexual preference – their age – or membership in any other protected class. As noted, we just want good people who we will love having as our teammates and we will not let these other criteria spoil our plan to get good people to join our team.
In terms of practice areas, we look primarily for partners whose practices will help us expand our real estate pure play.
Finally, we should end with a word about non-real estate practices. In this regard, we are very honest about what we are – we are a pure play in real estate law. Yet at the same time we have excellent practices in other areas and we would like to grow these other areas into powerhouses themselves. Wachtell Lipton is known for its corporate M&A practice; however, they are hugely respected in litigation and other areas as well. We are planning the same way. So a partner who satisfies our other criteria above, but is not necessarily synergistic with our real estate pure play may find himself hugely welcome at the Firm.