At Abrahams Kaslow and Cassman LLP, we pride ourselves in attracting talented attorneys with experience in various practice areas who produce quality legal work in response to our clients’ needs. New associates and summer associates are offered the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience and to work in various practice areas helping our clients achieve their business goals and resolve disputes.
Developing a successful and satisfying legal practice takes time, commitment, and the proper training to make sure that clients are continually provided with outstanding legal services. The firm also believes that it is essential to maintain a healthy balance between the professional and personal lives of our attorneys and staff. The firm has regular social functions for attorneys, staff and their families throughout the year.
Recruiting and training our attorneys are high priorities for us. Lawyers at Abrahams Kaslow and Cassman LLP develop their legal skills through the practical experience and training provided by the firm, in addition to hard work and professional commitment.
The firm is committed to providing our associates with meaningful responsibility and practical experience. Associates often have the opportunity to negotiate transactions, manage litigation matters and work directly with clients. Associates also have the opportunity to work on complicated legal matters for the firm’s national and international clients.
The firm conducts monthly associate meetings that focus on substantive legal topics and personal organizational and developmental skills, including time management and planning, leadership skills, technology, client relationship building, and business development. Each associate is also assigned a partner in the firm as a mentor, to help guide the associate’s professional development. Associates also have the opportunity to participate in various committees.
Associates are also encouraged to continue their legal education through local and national seminars. Associates receive oral evaluations of their work product from the assigning attorneys and periodic written evaluations, which provide associates with feedback on a variety of professional and personal skills, including issue analysis, research, and writing skills, oral presentation, use of time and efficiency, attitude and responsibility.
The firm has a long history of developing its partners from its associate ranks. The firm does not have a set partnership track. We believe that partnership comes when an associate has demonstrated his or her ability and commitment to the firm, which varies depending on the associate.
Associate compensation consists of a competitive base salary and a bonus based on business generation. Associates receive an annual marketing budget and an annual continuing legal education budget. The firm offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes medical and dental insurance, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, pretax health, and dependent care reimbursement plan, and a Keogh plan funded solely by employer contributions. Associates can select which benefits to participate in and share the cost of some of the insurance plans. The firm pays the professional liability insurance premiums for all of our lawyers.
The firm schedules various activities to encourage associates to get to know each other and the partners and staff. These activities include firm parties, potluck lunches, after-work cocktail hours, and golf outings.