Time to shut up and tie up

Diamond, Alison
February 2005
Lawyer;2/21/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p23
Trade Publication
The article explains how to get the most out of mergers between law firms. When firms merge successfully, the individual career decisions of their lawyers and support staff come into sharp focus. While a merger will always create uncertainty, the temptation to immediately "jump ship" should be avoided. Any merger takes a minimum of six months to bed down and a decision to move on should be balanced against how this will be perceived in the marketplace. The key for lawyers and support staff alike is to remain open minded. As the two firms begin to integrate fully, career advancement opportunities will often present themselves and a more objective view can be taken.


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