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Anyone successfully parlay a partner offer into something like opting for part time with benefits? Boutique firm w great partners but don’t want the equity lifestyle. How to prep next few years?

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I’ve had many friends (all women) do exactly what you’ve described under the title “of counsel” to the firm. Basically the perks of partner without the expectation of bringing in business to the firm and working part-time or from home most days.

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Yeah, that’s what I have in mind. Happy to do the hard work, just don’t want to do hiring/firing, drumming up business, firm management, etc. Any particular roadblocks to getting there at a small/medium firm to watch out for?

Been practicing for 22 yrs. Currently billing about 1,000 hours a year, with no expectation of bringing clients in. Problem is my firm won't give me the title of counsel, they are keeping at associate

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Contacted by a larger firm to do part time work in the same field. I work in a specific area of law so that helped.

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What do you mean by “equity lifestyle”?

Lifestyle of the equity partners

Living on draws. Paying into the firm. Paying estimated taxes. It’s lifestyles of the rich and cashless, friend.

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