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“Mastering the Art” of Partner and Practice Group Placement

At Rifkin Consulting, we know first-hand the complexity of Partner transitions and Practice Group growth. Our knowledge is derived from helping many Partners successfully navigate this nuanced and sensitive process. Often our Partners tell us it’s the quality of our counsel, our reliable market intelligence and our network of expansive legal relationships, that help them achieve long term practice and career growth.


Compelling Reasons for Partner Transition

  • Practice advancement with a more dynamic platform
  • Strategic, long-term and satisfying practice growth
  • Enhanced compensation and lifestyle
  • Culture changes resulting from mergers and acquisitions
  • Increased brand recognition and market share


Experience – The Key To Successful Transition

Rifkin Consulting has a rich history and extensive knowledge base of preeminent firms’ cultures, unique operational processes and long-term business strategies – and we rely on this knowledge to guide Partners in making the most prudent decisions. When making career transitions of this magnitude, there are an over-whelming number of factors to consider. Multiple options and execution strategies must be carefully analyzed and implemented, which is difficult for attorneys who are already running active practices – Partners benefit from the support of a trusted advisor.  Simply put, we do our job… so that you can focus on yours, resulting in an efficient collaboration that advances you toward your goals.

One of the key reasons that Partners choose Rifkin Consulting attorney recruiters for their representation is our unsurpassed skill in handling the complex details that long-term Partner placement and transition require. We have earned the reputation of being proactive and skilled advocates for Partners in areas such as compensation negotiations, practice valuations, PPPs, billing rate issues, associate leverage considerations, firm metric analysis and conflict management.

Reliable Market Intelligence and Legal Insight

There is a specific reason the first portion of our tagline is “Legal Insight.” The Rifkin Consulting team is made up of some of the best minds in the industry, who consistently monitor trends and reports from leading legal experts. Our Partner candidates have come to rely on our market intelligence and to appreciate our exceptional level of Legal Insight that often leads to the most successful outcomes.

Our team of seasoned attorney recruiters successfully places Partners in firms of all sizes including large, mid-sized, boutique and regional. If you seek a transition outside California, our network of carefully screened affiliates will provide you with the unique advantage of capturing the best opportunities with the reliability you’ve come to trust.

If you are a Partner interested in exploring opportunities, a Rifkin Consulting attorney recruiter for a confidential consultation. We guarantee you will be impressed by our approachability and responsiveness.

Unparalleled Partner and Practice Group Support
  • Trusted advisor in navigating complex transitions
  • Premier access to firm decision-makers
  • Extensive resources and industry knowledge
  • 24/7 accessibility to Rifkin Consulting professionals
  • Utmost confidentiality in all employer and candidate interactions

“Diane Rifkin’s attention to my needs and interests, her initiative in creating and introducing me to an opportunity that matched my interests, and her responsiveness and good judgment along the way, led me to a truly rewarding career change. On top of all of this, it was always such a pleasure to work with Diane.”
Mark Payne, Partner, Rutan and Tucker


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