Legal Recruiting

We have existing relationships with firms in diverse practice areas that are seeking to merge, and our dynamic recruiters are continuously maintaining and expanding that network to build relationships with new prospects.

Lateral Partners/Mergers

For over 35 years Gibson Arnold & Associates has been fulfilling the personnel needs of the legal community. Although those needs are constantly changing, law firms, today, are focused on strategic growth plans. They look to expand their practice and geographical footprints by adding lateral partners, small groups, and even merging with other firms.


Lateral Partners

We understand that adding a lateral partner to your firm can be a very personal decision. A new partner must be an ideal fit in a number of ways. Book size, billing rates, personality, culture, and a shared vision of the future are just a few of the considerations. At Gibson Arnold & Associates, we have been getting it right for more than three decades. We assist you in identifying your specific needs, and then present only the candidates who meet your criteria in every way. We are the trusted source in the legal community that will facilitate your growth as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Looking for a group? Gibson Arnold & Associates will present groups of partners who are ready for a change and who see your firm as the perfect fit. We vet all attorney groups so they will fully meet your criteria and expectations, and exponentially further your expansion. We will help you define the terms and conditions of your search, then proceed to fulfill your request.


Mergers

As your merger matchmaker, Gibson Arnold & Associates can take on whatever degree of responsibility your plan requires. We can take a leading role in the search for the best merger opportunity for you, or simply assist with the necessary negotiations and integration.

A firm merger is a complex, but ultimately beneficial move. Gibson Arnold & Associates will ensure a smooth transition and help you build a promising foundation for your new firm. We have assisted with mergers of all shapes and sizes, across multiple geographic markets, so we know that there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution; every law firm is unique, so every situation is different.

Utilizing Gibson Arnold & Associates to manage your search means that we take the time to understand your firm’s needs, the type of practice you want to add, and how this merger fits into your plan and business model. With the utmost confidentiality, we use this knowledge to assess potential merger candidates, considering books of business, practice fits, culture, potential (or actual) conflicts of interest, respective hourly rates, and personalities, all so we can guide you to your long-term growth and success. Gibson Arnold & Associates has existing relationships with firms in diverse practice areas that are currently seeking to merge, and our dynamic recruiters are continuously maintaining and expanding that network to build relationships with new prospects.

Once Gibson Arnold & Associates has identified a potential merger candidate, we’ll arrange an initial meeting, then step back and let you get to know each other. We will remain a consulting partner, facilitating discussions that keep the process moving, and helping to smooth out differences and conflicts. Our history has garnered the trust of the legal community, giving us the contacts, relationships, knowledge, and expertise required to bring a merger to successful fruition.