Associate, Real Estate

DLA Piper
Dublin (County), Leinster (IE)
10 Nov 2020
09 Jan 2021
Role Classification
Practice Area
Real Estate
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE



Run While Everyone Else Walks. 

DLA Piper doesn't follow trends. We start them. 

We have taken huge strides to drive change. 

We dive into complex Real Estate transactions with an innovative outlook. 

We are perfectly positioned to support the world's leading companies. 

We provide support on a full range of services in areas including acquisitions and disposals, construction law, financing, commercial real estate, land use, planning and development, leasing, environmental law, insurance and tax. 

We deliver exceptional results to our global client base.

We do all of this, and more, from Dublin. 

We are an international team of over 600 real estate lawyers.

We offer a world of opportunity, where you can make a world of difference. 

Click to run with us.


We are currently recruiting for associates to join DLA Piper's global Real Estate team to be based in Dublin.

Our Real Estate team offers a full range of services in areas including investment structuring, acquisitions and disposals, commercial leasing development, construction law, real estate finance, planning and development, landlord and tenant disputes, and tax. 

The successful candidate will join our global team of over 600 real estate lawyers and assist clients throughout the entire life cycle of their investments, wherever in the world business takes them. 

Working as part of our market leading global team, candidates will advise:

  • Domestic and international clients and colleagues on a wide rage of real estate investment, development, financing, corporate and commercial leasing transactions, construction contract and landlord and tenant disputes

  • Litigating on behalf of clients 

  • Acting as a primary point of contact for clients


We pride ourselves on having a collegiate environment and we are looking for down-to-earth but confident lawyers with strong leadership potential. We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies, however we expect those with between 2 - 5 years PQE will have the right amount of experience for the role.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have strong Real Estate experience gained in a leading Irish, City, regional or international firm be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the technical issues that are key to our clients

  • Be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the technical issues that are key to our clients

  • Draft documents using a commercial, client-focussed style

  • Comply with professional standards and all relevant regulatory obligations

  • Comply with the firm's systems, policies and procedures in all matters - including compliance, financial systems and time recording

  • Know and understand how to best utilise information and research resources


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 care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully

  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in

  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

  • Be Exceptional - we exceed 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 know 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.