Updated: Feb. 6, 2018

Looking to Transition Your Law Firm?


Look no further.  Whether you are hoping to close your practice or sell it,  you'll find resources here to get you started.

 


Retiring

The decision to retire and close down your practice is never easy.

When it comes to retirement, a succession plan serves as the blueprint for transitioning the future of your practice, addressing any financial concerns and ensuring that your clients will be protected.

Here are some forms to get you started:

 

Other Resources:

NW Lawyer | Early Retirement Bucks Trends, Brings Challenges
American Bar Association | Buying, Selling, or Closing a Law Practice

Lending Library

Check out books on practice transitions for free.  Learn more.

Closing Your Practice

Perhaps you've taken a new job, or maybe you're choosing a new career path.  Regardless of your reasons for closing down your practice, we have resources to help.

Other Resources:

American Bar Association | Buying, Selling, or Closing a Law Practice
Law Practice Division | Closing a Solo Practice: An Exit To-Do List

Lending Library

Check out books on practice transitions for free.  Learn more.

 

Closing Another Attorney's Office?

If you are seeking resources on closing the practice of an attorney who is suddenly deceased or incapacitated, please contact us.

Also check out the Checklist for Closing Another Attorneys Office.

Selling Your Practice

Looking to sell your practice? Below are three opportunities to post your practice and get the word out to members interested in buying your practice.


Practice Transition Opportunities 

Use coupon code 60911657 to post your practice for sale for free at the WSBA Career Center.

NWLawyer

You can also pay for ad space in the NWLawyer publication that goes out to all 40,000 members.

ALPS Attorney Match

Bringing a solution to connect attorneys with other attorneys, promoting mutually beneficial mentoring and business relationships. Sign up today.

Other Resources:

NW Lawyer | Making a Stellar Match
American Bar Association | Buying, Selling, or Closing a Law Practice
American Bar Association | ABA Formal Opinion 468: Facilitating the Sale of a Law Practice
American Bar Association | Valuing and Selling a Firm Takes Time, Matchmaker Skills
American Bar Association | Ethics opinion: It’s OK to ‘Practice' after Selling a Law Practice to Assist in the Transition
Washington State Supreme Court | Rules of Professional Conduct 1.17, Sale of Law Practice

Lending Library

Check out books on practice transitions for free.  Learn more.

 

Acquiring a Practice

As your practice continues to grow, you may consider expanding your practice by acquiring an existing practice from another attorney and incorporating the book of business into your work. Below are some resources to help you find a practice for sale. 

Practice Transition Opportunities 

Check out the WSBA Career Center for practices that are posted for sale.

NWLawyer

You can also review ads in the latest issue of NWLawyer.

ALPS Attorney Match

Bringing a solution to connect attorneys with other attorneys, promoting mutually beneficial mentoring and business relationships. Sign up today.

Other Resources:

NW Lawyer | Making a Stellar Match
American Bar Association | Buying, Selling, or Closing a Law Practice
American Bar Association | ABA Formal Opinion 468: Facilitating the Sale of a Law Practice
American Bar Association | Valuing and Selling a Firm Takes Time, Matchmaker Skills
American Bar Association | Ethics opinion: It’s OK to ‘Practice' after Selling a Law Practice to Assist in the Transition
Washington State Supreme Court | Rules of Professional Conduct 1.17, Sale of Law Practice

Lending Library

Check out books on practice transitions for free.  Learn more.

 

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