Placement Fee Terms from our Standard Form Fee Agreement for Attorney Placements

The placement fee for our service is payable by your firm, and is earned if we call attention to an attorney or group of attorneys, which your firm then acts upon, with the result being his or her employment for any position within your Firm (or a group with which the attorney is a part of or affiliated with in any way, joins your Firm).

Placement Fees:

  • Partner Placement Fee: 25% of the Total Gross Annual Compensation for Partner (equity, income, contract or similar) Candidates: Total Gross Annual Compensation includes the total amount paid (or owed) to partner, including, but not limited to, base salary, draw, bonus of any kind (including signing bonus), commissions, compensation, distribution, incentive award and profits of any kind received (including forgivable promissory notes), and all payments for any and all services performed during the first year of such Attorney’s employment with the Firm (“Total Compensation”). First year compensation includes total compensation paid or owed to attorney for their first year of employment regardless of when such payments are made; i.e.  payments of any kind made to attorney after one year from start date for amounts owed to attorney for their first year of employment are included in first year Total Compensation.   The Partner Placement Fee shall be due and payable as follows: (a) the Partner Placement Fee on the Attorney’s annual base salary or draw shall be due and payable in full within ten (10) days after the Attorney’s Start Date with the Firm; and (b)  the Partner Placement Fee on the  remainder of the  total amount paid to the Attorney (“True-Up Payments”)  shall be due and payable within 30 days after the end of the month in which such payment is made to the Attorney;
  • Associate, Counsel or Staff Placement Fee: 25% of the Base Annual Compensation for Associates or Counsel (or similar) Candidates : The Associate Placement Fee shall be due and payable in full within ten (10) days after the Attorney’s Start Date with the Firm.

Guarantee Period:

  • 3 Month Pro-Rata Guarantee Period (1/90 Placement Fee Earned Per Day from Start Date  – 90 Days From Start Date). Guarantee period applies if a placed candidate leaves the employment of a firm voluntarily, or is terminated for good cause, and does not cover layoffs or positions that have been eliminated by an employer. Refunds under the Guarantee Period will be issued to your account with Platinum Legal Search Group, LLC as a credit towards future placements.

Shelf Life / Referral Period:

  • All candidates introduced by Platinum Legal Search Group, LLC shall be considered an active referral for purposes of our placement fee for a period of eighteen (18) months following the date of introduction, which period shall be extended for up to six (6) months if active discussions concerning employment are ongoing between the law firm or company and the lawyer or lawyer group introduced by us at the end of such eighteen (18) month period.

Group Placements:

  • The Partner Placement Fee for Groups of Attorneys (Groups defined as two or more attorneys who immediately prior to joining the firm were partners, members or attorneys associated with a single law firm, corporation or other entity) is the following: twenty-five percent (25%) of the Total Compensation of the most highly compensated Partner in the group; twenty percent (20%) of the Total Compensation of the second most highly compensated Partner in the group; and fifteen percent (15%) of the Total Compensation for each other Partner , Non-Partner attorney or Staff Member in the group.

Email our Team at Recruiter@PlatinumLegalSearchGroup.com for a copy our Standard Form Fee Agreement