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Every firm needs to ask: Is our partner agreement current? Does it protect the firm? Do we even have one? This book covers every major section of a properly written agreement: partner buyout, new partner buy-in, ownership percentage, voting, non-solicitation covenants, partner duties, mandatory retirement and non-equity partners.
In an era of tight labor supply and high turnover, the old ways of managing staff no longer work. Today’s firms need to address retention, staff engagement, recruiting, training, mentoring, recognition, leadership development, advancement, performance feedback and work-life balance; here’s your complete guide.
No one partner compensation system applies to all firms. Both subjective judgment and quantifiable methods and tactics must be employed to result in an outcome that satisfies the partners and is perceived as fair. Tailor your partner comp system specifically for your firm: here's how.
The guide to creating a well-written, competitive buyout agreement: the industry's first-ever detailed reference source - an invaluable tool for firms drafting an initial plan or revising and updating an existing agreement.
The merger market is in frenzy, yet few firms have experience with mergers. Our step-by-step guide provides the keys to implementing successful mergers: assessing cultural fit, critical negotiating terms, pricing strategies, due diligence and legal issues.
A primer that explains how CPA firms work as a business, this monograph is an invaluable resource for new staff hires. Use it as part of new employee orientation and onboarding programs to give new employees a solid foundation in the workings of a typical firm.
Best practices for managing and structuring the leadership group; descriptions of both partnership and corporate styles; role of the managing partner and firm administrator; how decisions get made; voting; the role of a partner and how the organization changes as the firm grows.
Many firms hire outside facilitators for their retreats. But the majority. especially those under $15M, facilitate their own. In both cases, this all-new edition serves as a complete resource guide to convening a partner retreat that leads to action.
Step by step approach; challenges for older and younger partners; overarching initial decisions; leadership development and bringing in new partners; managing partner and client transitions; how firm governance must change as the firm grows; mergers as an exit strategy.
Developing staff into leaders; criteria for admitting a new partner; structuring the buy-in; how ownership percentage is decided; how voting works.
Compensation Committees are THE most effective system used by multi-partner firms to allocate partner income. How they work; best practices; structuring compensation; open vs. closed and the roles of goal setting, performance criteria, strategic planning and core values.