[Free eBook] Essential Guide to Law Firm Succession Planning

//[Free eBook] Essential Guide to Law Firm Succession Planning

It’s never too early to start planning for the unexpected or for expected eventualities of leaving a small firm to a new generation of leadership.  Smokeball’s newest eBook, the “Essential Guide to Law Firm Succession Planning”, outlines why succession planning should start immediately to put a firm in the best position to transition, whenever that time may come.


Put Your Firm in a Great Position from Startup to Succession

Succession planning should not be an afterthought.  Any successful business, including a small firm, must constantly consider its legacy from day one.  Smokeball’s new eBook will take you through why succession planning should start now, what problems arise without a plan, how succession planning benefits your firm immediately, and why technology is key to a solid foundation.

Planning Now Means Immediate Results

By formulating a plan on how you want to deliver your business to the next generation of attorneys, you will reap immediate results.  Succession plans involve organization, solidifying processes, and streamlining, and by starting those things now, you will see benefits right off the bat.  Get things in order now so you pass along a business worth having later.

Young Attorneys Desire an Organized and Profitable Firm

To pass a law firm on to the next generation, it must be desirable!  You also need the right talent in the firm now, rather than waiting until you’re about to retire.  That takes thought and planning today.  Learn more about what attracts top talent and how technology can make your business many times more desirable to clients and to the next generation of lawyers.

Updating Technology is Part of a Successful Plan

Like it or not, technology is the only way to run a successful practice that the next generation will want to take over.  Make updating your systems and processes part of your succession plan to ensure your firm is in great shape to hand off, and in great shape for better client experiences today!


For more guidance on what goes into a successful succession plan and why that planning process should start today, download Smokeball’s “Essential Guide to Law Firm Succession Planning.”

By |July 11th, 2019|

About the Author:

For years, Josh has helped lawyers become more organized, productive, and profitable. A trained litigator, Josh came to Smokeball from a large east-coast law firm where his practice focused on franchise, insurance, marine, and general litigation. His work with Smokeball, and his continued passion for what he does each day, is driven by a desire to help lawyers and their staff do better in every way. Knowing well the stress and strain put on today’s legal professional, he regularly focuses on improving work and life in the law. He has traveled the country working with and learning from lawyers and their staff. Josh speaks regularly to bar associations about successful law firm practices and other legal topics. Recent notable engagements have been with the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Missouri Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. In addition to his work at Smokeball, Josh serves on the Writing Resource Center staff at The John Marshall Law School. Besides legal technology, his research interests include judicial decision-making, jury decision-making and psychology, and legal writing. He has written and overseen research exploring causal effects of sex/gender on federal appellate court decision-making, and assisted with research for a forthcoming textbook on judicial decision-making. Additionally, Josh sits on the Board of Directors of Chicago-based Community Activism Law Alliance and on the Board of Directors of Chicago Fringe Opera Company. Josh holds his J.D., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Wash. U. Law Review, held the prestigious Thompson Coburn Research Fellowship, served as Research Assistant to then-Vice-Dean (now Chancellor) Andrew D. Martin, and clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.M. in Music Performance with Honors Scholar distinction from the University of Connecticut, making him a Huskies basketball fan through and through. Follow Josh’s activity on LinkedIn, and keep up with new articles on the Smokeball Blog.

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