Job Summary:

A.Y. Strauss, a dynamic, growing, boutique law firm with an inclusive, respectful culture, seeks a commercial real estate attorney to join its team. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 7 years of extensive commercial real estate experience including joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, and sophisticated real estate finance. This position can be in either our New York or New Jersey office (remote work is available).


As a real estate attorney at A.Y. Strauss, you will have the opportunity to work on sophisticated and challenging transactions in collaboration with our team of talented attorneys. You will work with family offices, institutions, lenders, and private real estate investors on a wide variety of commercial real estate matters.

The successful candidate can lead or co-lead sophisticated transactions and be involved in general transaction strategy and oversight.

You will maintain and develop client relationships and have significant involvement in transaction strategy. You should be committed to embracing our collaborative culture, and we will encourage and support your business development efforts as you grow with the firm.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • At least 7 years of commercial real estate experience working with sophisticated clients on large scale transactions
  • Commercial finance experience, closing and negotiating complex loans on behalf of borrowers and/or lenders
  • Structuring and negotiating joint ventures and handling acquisitions and dispositions
  • Excellent writing and time management skills
  • A J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and bar admission in the jurisdiction of resident office location or where the work is performed
  • A cooperative and collaborative approach to the practice of law
  • A strong desire to excel at a growing, dynamic law firm

What We Provide: 

We provide a collaborative, respectful and inclusive culture filled with various opportunities to grow in meaningful, professional ways. In addition to a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and a full benefits package, we also invest in our attorneys’ professional and business development through internal and external opportunities.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to with “Real Estate Attorney” in the subject line.

A.Y. Strauss is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.