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Any tips on how to perform a circle-up on registration statements?

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5th year in house associate looking to join a mid size law firm of roughly 150 attorneys in nyc doing corporate finance. Any insight on a reasonable starting base salary offer?

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First Year Here- I was just added to a deal (Sell side) and the data room has around 400 hundred contracts. Should I be asking for help here in reviewing, or am I expected to just dig in alone?

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Any mid-level transactional attorneys looking to get out of BigLaw? I’m recruiting for a Startup Law boutique and would love to understand what you’re looking for if you’re serious about escaping.

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I (3rd year transactional associate at a midsize firm) have some interviews this week to potentially lateral a bigger firm. Any advice for the interviews? Questions to ask? Questions I should expect?

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Any finance associates out there with an interest in FinTech lending work? Location doesn’t matter. Nor does it matter if you’ve been out of practice for a bit. Biglaw. DM me if you have any inter… more

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I’m beginning work as an entry level associate in a corporate and transactions group. The firm welcomes associates to request work in areas of interest. What is your favorite specialty group inside of… more

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What’s a term sheet and why is it useful?

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I am a career litigation associate making the switch to corporate. I'm only two years out of law school, but my focus through school and now has always been on litigation. The change in direction … more

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Is it fine to if you will not join company before 5dsys of joining ? I promise HR that I'll join your company and done joining formalities but now my mind has change and I have good offer in hand … more

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Starting as a junior associate in M&A at a Big Law firm in a few weeks. Any resource recommendations or overall advice to help with the learning curve and getting acclimated?

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Is it fine to if you will not join company before 5dsys of joining ? I promise HR that I'll join your company and done joining formalities but now my mind has change and I have good offer in hand … more

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I’m a junior associate and am wondering how do you guys organize your day when working let’s say on 3 different deals? How to decide to work on each deal? Or like prioritize each deal? Or focus on one… more

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I’ve maintained a pretty eclectic practice most of my career, doing both corporate / M&A and litigation. I’m trying to sharpen and elevate my M&A practice (I started out as a law clerk and th… more

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Can a JV agreement be used if the ultimate JV is one of the two JV partners? A + B = B (with A owning a portion of B and B contributing daily management etc)? Not sure how to draft that from a form ag… more

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Do you use redline software to create redlines or is WORD acceptable? I sometimes feel like I’m “less than” for sending WORD compares rather than software prepared PDFs.

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I'm a junior associate (1 year experience) I took a one year break due to pregnancy. I am starting a new position as a junior Corporate & Securities associate at a mid-size firm. How should I… more

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It's all fun and games until the business guys decide to run signature pages and miss the mezz loan docs and member consent until 3 days before closing. And LC grills you about having originals 1b… more

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Transactional associate attorneys that are doing lateral interviews…. What are some questions you ask during your interviews?

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Why provide redlines against the original draft instead of the last turn when sending drafts to opposite counsel?! This profession makes no sense.

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- For junior associates: what do you wish you knew about the working style of the senior associates and partners in your groups? - For partners/senior associates: what is most important for junior ass… more

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Junior associate here, should I ask for more money if my firm is about 10-15 percent less hours but about 30 percent less pay? The gap will never be closed to the top pay scale at my firm but when I … more

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My wife and I are considering relocating to a new city. I’ve been working with a recruiter who (I thought) gave me a good lay of the land. Which firms to meet with re lateral opportunities, which to a… more

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Is there a standard way of calling the By: Its: part of a fund’s signature block when there’s an entity signing on behalf of another entity?

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Redlining etiquette question, if a counterparty returns a draft that has been circulating in track changes, and rejects some changes but leaves others alone, do you accept your old changes to clean up… more

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Could you please help me with how is workload n work-life at DELL EMC pune location for SAP basis consultant

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How do I know if I’m taking too long (and therefore billing too much) to complete a task? I recently made the transition from ID to a general corporate practice and I’m still trying to get the hang of… more

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Anyone have any views on the funds group at Weil Gotshal in London? Considering a move there as a lateral (5th year associate so mid-senior level) but have heard that a number of junior / mid levels h… more

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I just received a two hour assignment while out (on day 3 of a 9 day vacation - first one in two years). I am a junior associate, so I’m far from irreplaceable, though we are understaffed. I do not ha… more

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Tips for drafting operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and bylaws, etc. with minimal oversight as a junior associate? Lateraling and will have more responsibility and independence than I prev… more

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How many hours would you expect a 2nd or 3rd year associate to bill on drafting core Series B financing docs with simple to moderate updates over the Series A, but no prior knowledge of the client/cap… more

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Partners. If your law firm is paying 60k below market in the wild corporate environment we are in, what would you do and say to the comp committee come those Q4 discussions, I am a junior associate an… more

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Crosspost: What would ballpark legal fees representing buyer for a $2 million asset acquisition?

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Does anyone have thoughts on Cooley?

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Second year associate (older) and still feel like I’m not thinking of the extra things that go into a document I am preparing that seem so obvious after I’m told. Is this normal or am I behind/not thi… more

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Any advice on how to get better at negotiations?

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I can’t stand the ID litigation work I’ve been doing the past 2 years. Just got an offer for a transactional position at a mid-sized firm with less billable requirements and substantial pay increase. … more

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Corporate / M&A folks making moves over the last few months: Got an offer from a top 50 lockstep AmLaw100 firm. 4th year. Not NYC but in a market that was recently bumped up to the previous Cravat… more

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