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real estate practice area work-life balance

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:50 pm

Hi, I've read quite a bit that real-estate work has one of the better work-life balances compared to other practice areas in biglaw. Does anyone know if this is true? I know biglaw work-life balance is quite bad, but comparatively is real-estate a little better than other general corporate practice areas? Thank you!!

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Re: real estate practice area work-life balance

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:18 pm

I think this is partner dependent, but the real estate transactions group at my V10 has infinitely better hours than M&A. It's weird for them to work past nine.

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Re: real estate practice area work-life balance

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:08 pm

^ this is what I've heard too tho. interested how other people see it?

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Re: real estate practice area work-life balance

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I think this is partner dependent, but the real estate transactions group at my V10 has infinitely better hours than M&A. It's weird for them to work past nine.


Second this re partner dependent . At my v10 re works equally as hard as ma. I know several ppl who switched from re to Corp because the hours in real estate were unbearable. Also the partners in that group of my v 10 are not well liked.

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Re: real estate practice area work-life balance

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:32 pm

At the V10 where I summered I got the impression that RE worked as many hours if not more than M&A (but partners seemed well-liked so probably different firm from poster above).

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Re: real estate practice area work-life balance

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:36 pm

anyone have any firm specific info? I've heard simpson thacher real estate has bad hours, but kirkland real estate i've heard is less hours intensive than their corporate practices? anyone hear anything else or to the contrary?

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Re: real estate practice area work-life balance

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone have any firm specific info? I've heard simpson thacher real estate has bad hours, but kirkland real estate i've heard is less hours intensive than their corporate practices? anyone hear anything else or to the contrary?


Don’t think that’s true re kirkland

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Re: real estate practice area work-life balance

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:31 pm

Yeah I'm not sure. I know kirkland is known to be a sweat shop but i've heard their real estate associates have better hours than m&a tho that's anecdotal



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