This is when a legal professional
or group of legal professionals, with part or all of an
existing client base is introduced by APL to a host firm
with the intention of initiating a merger of clients and
In a merger placement, the objective is to effect a synergy
of practice areas and to facilitate a merger in as smooth a
manner as possible. Placements of this nature involve a
number of unique issues. These include the transportability
of client base and potential conflict issues, to name but
two. This is where our years of experience and our screening
process can prove invaluable to our clients.
Once you have decided to meet with a candidate, we assist in
helping to set up interviews, debrief both you and the
candidates, and help to answer any questions you may have.
In addition, if requested, we can even assist in the offer
process and perform reference checks on your behalf.rm reference checks on your behalf.
As this is more of a merger of equals, we invest significant
time and effort into probing various dimensions of practice,
such as marketing, docketing, expectations, client profiles,
billing, and many more matters.
As a result, after 19 years of legal recruiting, we have
developed an extensive data and contact and knowledge pool
as well as a finely honed team approach, assuring you of
confident recruitment services.
Through the use of our recruitment services targeted
specifically to your needs, we will save you the time and
expense of lawyer advertising, resume review, interviewing,
and reference checking. We will free you up to work on your
core business - satisfying your clients - and we will take
care of all your legal professional staffing needs. As both
lawyers and professional recruiters, we can help you avoid
costly hiring errors.
Our clients enjoy the superior comprehensiveness of our
screening procedures, including our detailed candidate
As a partnership decision often has many significant
ramifications for the firm, our experience and confidence
facilitates our asking the tough questions to all the
parties concerned in order to ensure the best fit. As well,
our knowledge of the market place and the players works to
If a Placement is made, our fee is paid by the host firm.
The fee is a percentage of the APL candidate’s reasonable
annual compensation in the first year of the relationship.
At APL, we value our client’s privacy – we never, unless
requested, advertise our clients’ names and only reveal them
to those candidates that are deemed a good fit. As a result,
we ensure that you are not bombarded with unsolicited
resumes. In addition, because of our respect for privacy, we
never forward an unsolicited resume to you. If you have
further questions, our
outlines our responsibilities and practices.