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Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:19 pm

For a very small boutique law firm (15 attorneys) in a major metropolitan city, roughly how much do they earn per year? Suppose the firm had IP and corporate divisions, would the salary differ depending on which division you join?

Thanks!

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby James Bond » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:23 pm

There is absolutely no way we can answer that with the utter lack of information you provided. Location, for one, would help, although I'm not sure why you're asking a random forum of 0L's and 1L's when you could just ask someone actually in "a very small boutique law firm (15 attorneys) in a major metropolitan city."

It varies far too much from city to city and from firm to firm.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For a very small boutique law firm (15 attorneys) in a major metropolitan city, roughly how much do they earn per year? Suppose the firm had IP and corporate divisions, would the salary differ depending on which division you join?

Thanks!


Between $50k and $175k.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby JazzOne » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For a very small boutique law firm (15 attorneys) in a major metropolitan city, roughly how much do they earn per year? Suppose the firm had IP and corporate divisions, would the salary differ depending on which division you join?

Thanks!


Between $50k and $175k.

+1

lol

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby bdubs » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:27 pm

If you get an offer, please post the name of the firm, salary, and the middle initial of the hiring partner so that we can all be more informed.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby JazzOne » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:28 pm

bdubs wrote:If you get an offer, please post the name of the firm, salary, and the middle initial of the hiring partner so that we can all be more informed.

lol

I hate you all. This is why I get no studying done.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For a very small boutique law firm (15 attorneys) in a major metropolitan city, roughly how much do they earn per year? Suppose the firm had IP and corporate divisions, would the salary differ depending on which division you join?

Thanks!


Between $5035k and $175k.

You wish.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby JazzOne » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:36 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For a very small boutique law firm (15 attorneys) in a major metropolitan city, roughly how much do they earn per year? Suppose the firm had IP and corporate divisions, would the salary differ depending on which division you join?

Thanks!


Between $5035k and $175k.

You wish.

True. I stand corrected.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby djg2111 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:26 pm

I think its really from permission to fill your resume with the firm name to ~200...

There are just an absurd number of different types of Boutiques out there.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:28 pm

djg2111 wrote:I think its really from permission to fill your resume with the firm name to ~200...

There are just an absurd number of different types of Boutiques out there.


Wait what?

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby djg2111 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:39 pm

I've seen firms all over the range:
I've seen ads from firms looking for associates to start working for free, I have a friend who told me that his summer firm offered him ~30 to stay on, the firm I summered at would pay about 65 if I stayed there, some boutiques pay closer to market, and there are some elite boutiques that rarely hire out of law school and start at big firm salary or higher plus bonus.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:51 pm

Interested in this as well going into mass mailing season. Average starting salary for boutique associate in a secondary market?

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby anon168 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:Interested in this as well going into mass mailing season. Average starting salary for boutique associate in a secondary market?


Define "secondary market" and give me your idea of what a "boutique" is.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby lisjjen » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:22 am

This is going to sound arbitrary, but what floor is this boutique on? If you say ground floor, I'm going to say associates start under $100k.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:32 am

anon168 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Interested in this as well going into mass mailing season. Average starting salary for boutique associate in a secondary market?


Define "secondary market" and give me your idea of what a "boutique" is.


Miami
San Diego
Dallas
Baltimore

Less than 20 attorneys.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby anon168 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:
anon168 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Interested in this as well going into mass mailing season. Average starting salary for boutique associate in a secondary market?


Define "secondary market" and give me your idea of what a "boutique" is.


Miami
San Diego
Dallas
Baltimore

Less than 20 attorneys.


Anywhere between 75-90k.

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Re: Litigation Associate Salary in Boutique Firm

Postby lisjjen » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:
anon168 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Interested in this as well going into mass mailing season. Average starting salary for boutique associate in a secondary market?


Define "secondary market" and give me your idea of what a "boutique" is.


Miami
San Diego
Dallas
Baltimore

Less than 20 attorneys.


Also, what would you call 26 attorneys then?




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