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Hi all, I’m a senior real estate associate. I just went through the lateral process and secured a special counsel (aka of course) position in big law from a mid sized law firm. Signing bonus of $50k. I saw an email from a recruiter recently saying there are firms paying up to $150k in signing bonuses in real estate. I’m guessing that’s true in the corporate and maybe litigation lateral market, but doesn’t seem right for real estate transactional. Curious if anyone can back that $150k number up.

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Prob RE Finance side of things…seems a little high for dirt

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I don’t think lit is giving any signing bonuses right now.

I could see it in RE. We are in intense need. However that level of signing bonus is probably for folks going biglaw to biglaw, not folks going midlaw to biglaw.

Thanks for the input all!

Curious - what’s your salary (or range) for special counsel position?

Coming in at market for an 8th year right now. I’ve been told bonuses have more flexibility for good performance. I had a couple of offers that had my base +10k to +45k above that, but this firm was highest on the vault rankings in terms of places where I got offers.

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