Tag Archives: Stock options

What’s Negotiable?

When evaluating an offer, determine what is and is not negotiable.  Find out whether your target employer has a lock step or merit-based compensation system and where you might fall within their scheme.  Many law firms have an established base or narrow range of compensation for each class year within their associate ranks, while others…
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Getting a Piece of the Action

Much of the excitement of working for a high-tech start-up company lies in the possibility of hitting the jackpot when cashing in those stock options. For lawyers churning out billable hours, the attraction of that pay-off is proving irresistible. As a result, many law firms which represent emerging companies run the risk of losing their…
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Opting for Stock Options

With the NASDAQ hitting new highs almost every day, and constant news stories of overnight IPO riches, the lure of big stock options has proven almost irresistible. Attorneys are leaving law firms for corporate law departments at unprecedented rates in hopes of snagging future big bucks. Until recently, law firm lawyers would jump at the…
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Do Your Homework!

Prospective employers expect you to do your homework before you set foot in their offices for your first interview. If you ask or answer questions in such a way as to reveal a lack of easily acquired information about prospective employers, they will react negatively. With the Internet, there is no excuse, since there is…
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