Staff Openings

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Current Openings:

Director of Marketing and Business Development, San Francisco

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, with frequent interaction with the Firm's Managing Partner and Section/Practice Group Leadership, the Director of Marketing and Business Development is responsible for directing marketing strategies that help advance the Firm's strategic plan, grow revenue, retain clients, and build and protect the Firm’s brand and reputation. This position is based in the San Francisco office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Firm leadership to direct a comprehensive marketing and business development plan that is aligned with the Firm's strategic goals and advances the business development plans of the Firm's business units and practice groups
  • Monitor and analyze market and competitor activity, and provide recommendations for the best course of action for the Firm
  • Advise Firm leadership on the value and effectiveness of the following marketing functions and oversee implementation:
    • Public relations (media relations and publicity)
    • Advertising (paid advertising, award submissions, directory rankings)
    • Content development (brochure, newsletter, blog and other publication development)
    • Events, including seminars and sponsorships
    • Digital marketing (email marketing, website development, search marketing, app development)
    • Presentations and speaking opportunities
  • Advise business units and practice group leaders on strategy for competitive new business opportunities, and oversee the process and infrastructure for pitches and RFPs, including the effective collection and management of knowledge and experience regarding clients, prospects, referrals and presentations
  • Develop and implement a client feedback program. Monitor client satisfaction. Collect and evaluate feedback from clients as well as overall business and legal industry intelligence to help formulate overall strategy and tactics
  • Manage and direct the Firm’s business development and marketing budget in accordance with the Firm's marketing and business development plan
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Marketing department and for carrying out supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training and mentoring employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and developing professional growth goals; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

Required Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 10 years business development and marketing leadership experience in a professional services environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership experience in building and motivating a collaborative team, and building relationships with groups and individuals at all levels
  • Significant experience in developing and writing business development materials, and preparing and delivering professional presentations
  • Ability to supervise and train employees
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and provide sound judgment
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits. Salary depends on experience.

If our values and vision match yours, we encourage you to email your resume and cover letter to Recruiting and reference Director of Marketing and Business Development in the subject of the email.

Real Estate Transactional Paralegal, San Francisco

Hanson Bridgett is seeking a Real Estate Transactional Paralegal for our San Francisco office. The ideal candidate will have a paralegal certificate and 2-5 years of paralegal experience in the areas of real estate acquisition, finance, leasing, management and disposition. This individual will report to the Director of Professional Development and will work closely with partners, associates and other paralegals in the Real Estate + Environment Section.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize, prepare for and finalize lender loan closings, including prepare initial draft of closing checklist, organize and maintain closing files, closing book index, written consents, incumbency certificates, approvals of transaction agreements, certificates and disclosure schedules; order certified copies and good standing certificates; handle distribution and collection of signature pages, agreements and original certificates (e.g. stock certificates, unit certificates and notes); and provide other general support
  • Prepare ancillary loan documents, including company recording instruction letters, UCC financing statements, corporate resolutions and amendments
  • Analyze due diligence search reports
  • Evaluate title and survey documents and prepare comment letters
  • Review and analyze leases
  • Order lien searches and summarize results
  • Prepare and file various types of deeds and PCORs
  • Assist with state and federal securities filings
  • Administer tracking system for periodic filings and other ongoing obligations
  • Perform legal research to assist attorneys
  • Work with service providers, including statutory registered agent services and notaries
  • Provide direct support and service to clients, using discretion to decide when to handle matters independently and when to involve an attorney
  • Provide general paralegal support to partners and associates
  • Flexibility to work overtime when required

Required Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Paralegal Certificate from ABA-approved paralegal program
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience as a real estate paralegal in the areas of real estate acquisition, finance, leasing, management and disposition
  • Excellent planning and organization skills, including the ability to manage a number of projects concurrently and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; positive and driven attitude
  • Able to work well under pressure and maintain all deadlines, and be able to adapt to multiple, conflicting and/or shifting deadlines
  • A proactive approach and the ability to work "hands-on," as required
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Comfortable interacting with attorneys, staff, clients and outside vendors
  • Excellent technology skills and knowledge of key software systems, particularly MS Office, Acrobat Pro DC, Smart Sheet and Intapp Time

Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits. Salary depends on experience.

If our values and vision match yours, we encourage you to email your resume and cover letter to Recruiting and reference Real Estate Transactional Paralegal in the subject of the email.

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Hanson Bridgett LLP seeks to ensure a positive and diverse work culture where each person may work and develop professionally to the best of his or her ability free of unlawful discrimination or prejudice. To this end, the firm is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits unlawful discrimination or prejudice of any kind based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran’s status, mental or physical disability, or pregnancy.

For More Information

Erika K. Hattenhauer
Director of Legal Support Services
Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105