New Firm Support

You have dreamed of leaving Big Law to start and build your own firm, but you lack experience in law firm administration and are not even aware of what systems and support you would need to successfully service your clients. We’ve been there and can help! 

Setting up a new law firm is a complex endeavor, but each of our partners has successfully navigated that path and can advise you on the best way to proceed. With the exception of providing tax advice, we set you up with everything from your initial partnership agreement to your engagement letters to your systems and procedures. We also offer the administrative support you need so you can focus your attention on what you do best: practice law. 

We can even provide you with the financial stability you or your family may need as you launch your new practice.

There is no question you can set up a new firm on your own, but ask anyone who has done so whether it was the best use of their time to handle these mundane but essential matters when they set up their firm: 

File transfers

Standard engagement letters

Partnership agreement

Independent contractor agreements and standard terms

Employment agreements

Exiting your existing firm

Bank Accounts (including IOLTA)

Billing and collections

eDiscovery or document systems

QuickBooks

Payroll

401k

Health Insurance

Professional/general liability insurance and bonds

Legal management system

Docketing and deadline alerts

CPA selection

Email and archive services

Phone, internet and wireless services

Conference call lines

Websites and domains

Logo, letterhead, business cards, and other marketing materials

Firm address and location (and lease if applicable)

Mail services

Pacer

ECF registrations

Westlaw or Lexis access

SOS registrations

Document sharing system

Conflict check system

Travel programs such as Airpass

Credit Cards

Equipment and supplies

Software subscriptions

Cyber security and fraud protection

CLE requirements

State Bar registrations

State registrations

Overnight delivery accounts

Publishing accounts

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

– Pericles