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Lateral Partner Checklist

Virtually all law firms hire laterals, but most firms report mixed results from their lateral hiring efforts.  Altman Weil principal Jim Cotterman has developed an extensive list of questions to ask before you hire your next lateral.  This due diligence checklist includes sections on:

  • Practice area
  • Client base
  • Pricing
  • Performance statistics
  • Long-term outlook
  • Candidate background and finances
  • Integration issues
  • Financial risks to your firm
  • The firm’s expectations and obligations

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