Senior Associate, Real Estate

Real Estate

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Real Estate




Sydney, Australia



The role


The DLA Piper team operates globally across more than 40 counties, but we're still locally connected. That's because trusting and collaborative relationships with our clients and each other are at the heart of our success. Giving you the platform to progress in a culture where you are empowered to make a meaningful impact.

We are currently looking for a high performing Senior Associate with Real Estate experience to join our team in Sydney. Joining our team will see you work closely with Kate Pickthall and  Stephanie Lambert  (Partners) on market leading work, in one of the biggest global law firms. 

You will be exposed to interesting, high quality and challenging work, providing advice to a variety of domestic and overseas corporate clients including some of Australia's leading institutional real estate groups and some of the world's most exciting developers and investors.

In your role as part of the national DLA Piper Real Estate team you will undertake a diverse range of work including domestic and in-bound property acquisitions and disposals, complex asset management, capital transactions, property developments and structuring.  The team also partners with our Corporate and Finance & Projects teams on some of their most significant transactions including M&A, infrastructure and mining and renewable energy projects. 


To be successful in this position, you will need to have strong technical skills and a high degree of commerciality coupled with the ability to develop and maintain high quality relationships with clients.  You will have a mature, confident approach, be highly motivated and thrive in a busy and growing practice. 

You will enjoy and pride yourself on your business development skills, as well as your ability to effectively manage your own workload and lead/mentor junior team members.

If you are motivated to make a valuable contribution to this expanding and collegiate team, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to join a progressive global firm that will offer you a high degree of involvement and responsibility with a commitment to your career development.  Apply now and be part of our future.

What we offer

  • Market leading work for a variety of domestic and overseas clients.
  • An opportunity to work in a collegiate, hard-working and fun team.
  • DLA Piper Career Academies, an award-winning international development forum designed to cultivate high performance and support your career goals.
  • Flexible working arrangements.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players, investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.