Solo looking to find another solo to merge with. Recruiters are option but want to know if there is other options. Placing an ad? Where? Apps for finding a partner? What options are out there?

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I've gone through stuff like this, and the absolute best advice I can give you is this:

First, you need to know and trust your partner. It is a professional marriage that can make or break you. If you don't know them and trust them with your professional life, don't partner with them.

Second, the whole needs to be more than the parts. There is no point in partnering if you won't make more with somebody else than you would alone.

So, basically, I'd suggest finding someone on your own as opposed to having the assistance of a third party. You need to know what you are getting into.

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You can share some resources without forming a joint LLC. I would start by finding a potential partner that needs office space and either go in together or sublet on that. After a few years, you will have a much better idea of whether your work styles are compatible.

My firm started as a sublet to a bigger firm, and over the years, became of counsel to that firm to share work, brought in other sublets, partnered with them, unpartnered, etc.

No reason to immediately tie your fortunes together. We usually don't formally partner with anyone we haven't known for years, and the few times we did, it was a mess.

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What’s your practice area and region? Looking to find someone in the same field or different field as your primary practice area?

Got it. Far from me. I’m in a similar boat. I don’t really want to merge with anyone, but I’d certainly consider an office share arrangement which could also lead to referrals and some kind of camaraderie that is otherwise absent when you’re a solo. Best of luck to you though!

Would talk to an attorney in Manhattan about that..

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