Mergers & Acquisitions
Attorney Placements International has a very active Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group that consults to firms worldwide interested in merging, acquiring, or being acquired.
The consulting services range from initially establishing a forum for the client to articulate their objectives, often assisting in the process of the client reaching a consensus view from within the firm to identifying suitable firms from a universal perspective that meet the broad criteria, analyzing those firms to determine which are most qualified as suitable strategic partners, assessing suitability taking into consideration the congruence of each firm’s objectives, the firm cultures, geographical issues, human resource management, practice groups and expertise, financial analysis including the comparative financial strength and market share of the firms, billing and compensation systems, technology and asset utilization, conflicts, governance, and management styles.
The consulting process commences with dialogue to establish the client’s objectives. API’s senior management consultants who are LL.M, MBA qualified work with the client and after extensive analysis offer our perspective on how to best achieve those objectives, comprehensively identifying potential target firms and providing in-depth analysis of those firms. Our clients then decide which candidate firms they have interest in pursuing before API reaches out to the managing partners of those firms in a very discreet manner with the integrity that has earned API’s reputation in the market for articulate, comprehensive, expedient, quality advice, and the successful facilitation and execution of law firm mergers and acquisitions.
Practice Group Placements
Attorney Placements International’s Practice Group Search division is engaged in briefs that extend beyond New York, London and Sydney to the markets our international clients service.
Many of API’s Practice Group Search assignments evolve from our Mergers & Acquisitions, and Partner Search practice groups, whereby our clients, who we have built trusted and loyal relationships with, seek our advice and expertise in targeting and executing search assignments for attractive practice groups to augment and compliment their existing practice areas.
API is often contacted by the managing partners of major law firms worldwide to engage us in discreet discussions about the strategic direction and human resource needs of their firms, and we have assisted many of these clients internationally, by developing and recommending growth strategies that have significantly benefited these firms.
Attorney Placements International has had much success in its Partner Search Practice Group which is the busiest of our practice areas.
API has an in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of law firms that range from boutique specialist to major international firms. Our clients include firms that have as few as several partners through to the largest of the international firms.
We have comprehensive and intimate knowledge of law firm finances including the economic drivers that impact them, corporate and litigation markets they relate to, the interdependence of various practice groups within a firm, and the importance of that interdependence to our clients in respect of their capacity to cross market, value add, and augment services to their clients.
API has a proven track record of providing reliable, informed and quality advice on the perception of its clients in the marketplace, and subsequent advice focused on the alternative growth strategies available to them.
Attorney Placements International has years of experience exceeding its client’s expectations placing successful associate and senior associate candidates internationally, which has resulted in strong and loyal relationships with partners in the leading law firms worldwide.
All API consultants contribute their own unique background, international experience and expertise to each associate search, and their collective knowledge and relationships to each placement.
We attribute the success of the Associate Search Practice Group in part to the success of our Mergers & Acquisitions, Practice Group Search and Partner Search practice groups, because of the trusted and loyal relationships we have developed over time with partners from the major international firms. These partners often contact us directly about associate and senior associate opportunities, hence our associate candidates also benefit from both our expertise and strong relationships.
In-House Counsel Placements
Attorney Placements International’s In-House Counsel Practice Group has over the years provided many major international corporations with attorneys, building strong and loyal relationships with a diverse group of corporations worldwide.
API’s search process takes into consideration the client’s business model, operations, culture and management style. After an extensive evaluation of the client’s needs, our senior consultants utilize API’s proprietary databases, seek out individuals in the market and interview prospective candidates who satisfy the criteria before recommending those candidates we consider most suitably qualified.
Our In-House Counsel Practice Group is API’s fastest growing practice area in the United States.