YOU ARE A TRAILBLAZER.

You have worked hard to establish yourself as a top-tier legal professional. You are well-respected by colleagues. Your clients acclaim you because you meet their needs at every turn.

You know you have much more potential, but where do you go from here? If you are in an unaligned environment with the way you want to practice, you may find your growth trajectory stifled. Isn’t it time to take your practice to the next level and realize the fruits of your labor?

We know first-hand that the atmosphere and structure of a law firm can play into the barriers of professional growth. That is why we started Founders Legal. We are a tech-forward, like-minded team of attorneys who think differently.

Setup for success

We have thought this through and spent years building out what attorneys really need, so you don’t have to. At a glance, see what Founders Legal can provide you that others cannot.

 

Founders Legal

Large
Firms
Solo/Small
Practices
Transparent Compensation Model
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Low Overhead
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Sophisticated, Powerful Back-end Technology
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Matter Ownership, Origination, and Delegation Rights
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Efficient Processes for Serving Clients
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Top-notch Administrative and Back-Office Support
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Control Over Your Work Style and Work Hours
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Control Over the Clients Your Work With
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Ability to Delegate Projects to Trained Professionals
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Ability to Set Your Hourly & Project Rates
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Flexibility in Location and Environment
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On-call IT Support
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YOU CAN RELY ON THE RESOURCES CULTIVATED BY FOUNDERS LEGAL®

TRANSPARENCY IN EARNING
There are no surprises here. We provide everything you need to know about what is going on with your numbers- anytime or anywhere! Our live dashboards with comprehensive reporting ensures that you always have an accurate idea how much you are going to make.
THE FOUNDERS LEGAL® TECH STACK
Our one-of-a-kind tech stack is secure and state-of-the-art so you can work effectively from anywhere. We take pride in providing the leading edge of law firm technology to automate processes and communications and ensure that you are always current on cases, matters, clients, and billings.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Communication, attention-to-detail, and responsiveness are just a few of the top qualities that make up our top-notch administrative team.

EFFICIENT BILLING AND COLLECTIONS

Spend your time practicing law and less on chasing payments. Our top-notch administrative team takes over the billings and collections processes so that your invoices and collections are streamlined and paid in a timely fashion.

DEDICATED IN-HOUSE MARKETING

We will help you spread your message and gain new clients. From ads to articles and video production, our in-house marketing can help you share your message through various channels and formats.

HUMAN RESOURCES SUPPORT

When you are ready to expand your team, we can help you source and manage your staff.
Keep More of What You Earn

We have fine-tuned our system and knocked back the bulky overhead. Our attorneys keep more of what they earn, spend less time managing the administrative tasks, and get to stay focused on what is most important in their business.

Below is a breakdown of the average industry rates and key components that directly affect your take-home.

GET TO THE NUMBER YOU CARE ABOUT

Potential take home earnings based on a $450 hourly rate and industry data. Click “View the Full Financial Breakdown” below for details.

Founders Legal

Large
Firms
Solo/Small
Practices
Take Home:
$458,423
$295,195
$98,233
Founders Legal data based on internal records for 2020 and 2021. Solo/Small Practice and Large Firm data based on available industry trends and reports.

Founders Legal

Large
Firms
Solo/Small
Practices
Average Hours (weekly):
50
50
50
Average Billable Hours (weekly):
39
4413
12.512
Work Weeks:
49
49
49
Billable Hours (annually):
1,911
2,156
612.5
Hourly Rate:
$450
$450
$450
Average Billed Realization Rate:
90.2%
84.8%10
81%12
Amount Billed:
$859,950
$970,200
$275,625
Average Collection Rate:
98.5%
92%17
88%1
Amount Collected:
$775,675
$822,730
$23,256
Overhead:
40% Maximum
61%21
45 – 55%2
Take Home:
$458,424
$295,195
$98,233
Consider the ACTUAL costs of going solo…
In a recent study, 66% of solo practitioners indicated concern regarding the success of their practice, while 47% indicated concern about making a living. If you are weighing the options of staying or going solo, consider the costs and opportunity costs involved.11
Click below to see our findings of the estimated costs involved in running a solo practice.
Operational & Administrative
Bookkeeper
Part-time: $400 – $800 / month
Full-time: $3,000 – $4,500 / month
Outsourced: $500 – $2,500 / month8
Administrator/Paralegal
15 Hours: $635 / month
30 Hours: $1,180 / month
50 Hours: $1,880 / month19
Fulltime: $54,44014
IT Support
Self-managed IT Services: $40,000 / year
Outsourced IT Services: $1,000 – $1,500 / month20
Marketing and Brand Awareness
Web Development
$6 – $50 / month4
Advertising
5% of Sales Revenue9
Social Media Management
$300 – $500 / month3
Insurance
BOP/CGLI
$2,000 / year (estimated)
Professional E&O
$3,000 – $10,000 / year (estimated)
Cyber Liability
$1,000 – $2,000 / year (estimated)
Technology & IT Infrastructure
CRM & Matter Management
$35 – $125 / month per user5
Document Management
$15 / month per user15
Email Provider
$6 – $18 / month per user6
Phone System/VOIP
$20  / month per user18
Call Receptionist Service
$94 – $684 / month16
E-Signature Service
$10 – $40 / month7
Estimated Actual Costs
(Estimate does not include 5% revenue budgeted for marketing and advertising)
$36,252 – $155,424
Opportunity Costs
Business Development, Networking, Building and Implementing Processes and Procedures, Administrative Tasks
37.5 non-billable hours / week
Estimated Opportunity Costs
$694,575 lost revenue
Enjoy the work you do
Enjoy who you work with
Our team members are genuinely awesome people and we want to keep it that way. We take pride in having some of the best and brightest attorneys, but they’re also amazing people. As a part of our firm, you will be surrounded by interesting people that you genuinely enjoy working with.
Our attorneys are passionate about their clients, and their diverse skill sets bring out the best in any project they touch. We welcome and encourage all manner of diversity in our midst because we truly believe that different backgrounds, views, and experiences enhance the quality of our team and the quality of the work we do.
BE PROUD OF THE CLIENTS YOU REPRESENT
Working with clients you like makes a difference. Representing good people who you connect with is more fulfilling and leads to better results for you and your clients in the long term. At Founders Legal, you have the ultimate choice over the clients you engage, the projects you undertake, and the relationships you maintain. 
BENEFIT FROM YOUR COLLEAGUES’ SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
One of the key benefits of working with a team is access to specialized knowledge, support, and help with your projects when you need it. At Founders Legal, you have access to highly-specialized and knowledgeable attorneys while maintaining full control over how you enlist various team members to help service your clients’ projects.
TAKE CONTROL OF HOW YOU WORK
One size does not fit all. People have different career goals, work styles, family obligations, and personal situations. Unlike many firms in the industry, at Founders Legal we do not force attorneys who work with us into a cookie-cutter mold. We believe that a flexible work environment and workload allows for the most success in balancing and fulfilling your projects and obligations.
STAY AT THE FOREFRONT OF YOUR INDUSTRY
If you are fascinated by new technology and are passionate about spearheading the direction of the legal industry, you will fit right in. At Founders Legal, we are not held back by the old ways of thinking and do not believe you should be either. We pride ourselves on being a progressive firm that embraces innovation – from the unique clients we serve to the technologies and processes we develop and implement to stay ahead of the legal industry. Join us on this journey.
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS

If you identify with these traits, you will fit right in:

  • Motivation: You are driven, entrepreneurial, and have a desire to build something of your own in a big, bold way.
  • Attitude: You have a positive, forward-thinking attitude.
  • Leadership: You stand out in your area of expertise as a thought leader and a doer.
  • Adaptability: You like new technology and embrace change in what you do.
  • Delegation: You bring people together to get the job done while cultivating a positive, respectful, and efficient team environment.

We value our brand and the quality of work we offer our clients. While we always welcome new opportunities for expansion outside of our current areas of expertise, it has to be done the right way and under the right circumstances.

  • Grow an existing firm practice: Expand upon one of our established practices within Intellectual Property, Corporate Transactional Law, or Data Privacy.
  • Offer a specialized approach: Offer a specialized focus in patents, trademarks, copyrights, entertainment law, mergers & acquisitions, general business transactions, software and technology law.
  • Trailblaze a complementary practice: Create value and spearhead a new, complementary practice area to our firm. Potential practice areas may include, for example: commercial real estate, construction law, labor and employment, commercial litigation, IP litigation, and tax law.

Consider this your chance to take the reigns. You may be a senior associate at a medium or large firm, with your own  clients, but without the respect and independence that you deserve. You may be a senior associate or a partner at a smaller firm, looking for a forward-thinking team to take you to the next level. You may be a solo practitioner who is tired of the crushing administrative burden and could benefit from the right support to build upon what you have already created.

The ideal person to join our team has a book of business that they are looking to grow and expand. We can help you grow your legal career on your own terms.

Anywhere.

As long as you have an active bar license in the states (where you may need one), we provide you the freedom to work wherever you can succeed. Our firm’s cloud-based technology platform and distributed team can support you from any office location, city, or state.

Start A conversation with us
Schedule a call below with one of our partners to learn more about
how this opportunity can take your practice to the next level.

Where did we compile our industry data from?

Here are the Resources:

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  3. Barraclough, D. (2021, July 29). Social Media Management Pricing 2021: What are the costs? Expert Market US. Retrieved November 3, 2021, from https://www.expertmarket.com/social-media-marketing/social-media-management-pricing.
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  6. Compare flexible pricing | google workspace (formerly G Suite). Google. (n.d.). Retrieved November 3, 2021, from https://workspace.google.com/pricing.html.
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