• Cooper Shattuck

Starting a New Law Firm - It's More Than Hanging a Shingle


You’re thinking about it. Or maybe you have done it. Regardless of the circumstances or basis for the decision, most lawyers at one time or another think about starting their own firm, but “hanging a shingle” isn’t what it used to be. Though it may be easier today to practice on your own than it was 10 years ago, there are a lot of decisions to be made before launching your new venture. No matter how many years you have or haven’t practiced law, establishing a new firm or solo practice is challenging. Like most things in life, challenges can be more easily overcome with a little forethought and planning. This article provides an outline of issues you should address in your planning process. Please recognize that each of these topics could be an article by itself. I have simply attempted to hit the highlights for each. Read More