J. Mark Santiago
Firms with aging managing partners should develop a succession plan for transferring clients and management responsibilities (over a five-to-ten-year transition period) to the firm’s younger attorneys.
J. Mark Santiago
A Silver Tsunami of aging partners is threatening the legal profession. There’s a way to higher ground.
John Fitzgerald and Christopher Imperiale
Being asked to join the partnership of a firm is a measure of success as a legal professional. With that achievement comes tax and financial responsibilities that, surprisingly, few attorneys are fully prepared to deal with. These responsibilities include the unexpected individual federal and state and local tax filing and payments.
Strengthening Cultural Expectations Is Key
Client relationship succession planning is a top concern among law firm leaders. Firms of all stripes frequently develop goals in their strategic plans to facilitate more effective client relationship transitions. However, there is room for many firms to take a more formal and proactive approach to effectively transition client relationships across generations.
Lauren Still Rikleen
Stop Obsessing About the Millennials (for Now)
For decades, members of Generation X have been stuck between two behemoth, attention-draining generations, wondering if they would forever be relegated to back-bench leadership — mere seat-warmers for ambitious millennials waiting for baby boomers to retire. Now, as boomers slowly face their own mortality and aging bodies after a lifetime of devotion to work, there is no longer a need to question whether Gen X will have an opportunity to lead.