Partner Placement

Partner Placement

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SeltzerFontaine has over 25 years of experience helping partners and practice groups maximize their potential by seeking new law firm affiliations.

We are on the short list of preferred recruiters of virtually every premier law firm with offices in California. Our clients include global, national, regional, and local law firms from the international giants to select boutiques. We communicate directly with law firm leaders and decision makers; thus, we understand their growth strategies, what they seek in terms of lateral partner candidates and practices, and what will spark their interests for an “opportunistic” hire.

Click the link below for some of the high-level partner searches we currently are engaged to fill. But, don’t forget, we have access to many more hidden partner and practice group opportunities which comprise the vast majority of the lateral partner market.

See Candidate Services below for the specialized array of services we offer our lateral partner candidates. Don’t make a move before talking to us!

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The LPQ: What law firms want to know about lateral candidates. Beyond assessing practice and cultural fit, law firms gather relevant data to verify your book of business, avoid client conflicts, and manage risks. Click here for details on what information prospective law firm employers expect you to provide during the interview and vetting process, and to download our sample form.


The LFQ: What lateral candidates want to know about law firms. Just as firms request information from prospective laterals in an LPQ, partner candidates also should ask questions of the firms they are considering. Click here for our advice on what to ask and how to conduct your own due diligence in order to make an informed decision, and to download our sample form.


We advise senior candidates regarding search strategies, practice evaluation, competitive platform assessment, market dynamics, and individual law firm business practices and economic posture. We can assist you with drafting your business plan, completing LPQs, gathering “inside intelligence”, evaluating offers, and negotiating all aspects of your compensation package.

Blog Articles Regarding Partnership

  • Competing for Diverse Talent

    As corporate clients more often consider the diversity and inclusion policies of law firms when selecting counsel to represent them, competition to recruit minority talent is fierce. To satisfy their desire for outside counsel that meet their desired diversity and inclusion goals, general counsel expand their searches to include smaller,…

  • The Evolving Diversity Conversation

    The conversation around diversity and inclusion in the legal profession changed over the past several decades. When the principals of SeltzerFontaineLLC entered the legal search profession in the early 1980s, diversity was a topic we brought up to the hiring authorities at major law firms and corporate legal departments rather…

  • Resume Writing: Cut to the Chase

    Objective statements are a waste of time and valuable resume space. Don’t squander those precious resources with meaningless words. You have just a few seconds of a hiring authority’s scanning time to entice them to read further before they set your resume aside. Prospective employers want to know immediately whether…

  • Prospective Employers Also Can Blow an Interview

    Prospective employers can blow the interview process just as easily as job seekers can. Many of the potential pitfalls are similar to those experienced by candidates and some are unique to the employer’s side of the equation. The jobseeker complaints listed below unfortunately are all too common. Muddled objective A…

  • High on Pot Practice?

    There’s no denying it: Cannabis is big business and getting bigger. The recreational market was valued at approximately $11 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $75 billion by 2030. The legal needs of this budding industry, in an ambiguous and constantly-changing regulatory environment, provides plenty of interesting work…

  • Courting Candidates

    Top talent is a hot commodity and will have many suitors. Thus, to engage and ultimately hire the best candidates, you need to woo them. The interview experience is a major factor in whether a prospect chooses to join your organization because your recruiting and hiring process reflects what it’s…

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