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Land Use Associate

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in six primary industry groups including Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Construction, and Transportation, Ports and Maritime, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Salem, and Mountain View, California.

Schwabe currently has an opening in its Portland or Bend, Oregon offices for a land use associate attorney to join its Commercial Development & Natural Resources Department. The successful candidate will work with real estate, natural resource, and construction lawyers in a team-oriented approach. The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from an ABA-accredited law school

  • 1-4 years of experience with land use matters, including:

    • Research and review of development feasibility

    • Appellate briefing

    • Drafting land use applications

    • Appearance at public hearings

    • Preparing legal documents and agreements

    • Preparing and filing motions and complaints

    • Legislative tracking and analysis

  • Excellent academic credentials and professional references, as well as solid legal research, analysis, writing, and communication skills 

  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work in a team-oriented setting, but with significant independence

  • Strong client service ethics

  • Business development experience and strong interest in engaging in land use and/or natural resource industry groups

  • Oregon State Bar admission or eligibility for reciprocity preferred

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with a competitive salary and benefits. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a PDF of their cover letter, resume, and law school transcripts to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration, by visiting the Current Openings section of the firm’s website ( Inquiries are maintained in confidence. 

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.