William Barrett | How Your Law Firm Can Attract and Retain Top Legal Talent

William BarrettWilliam (Bill) Barrett is the CEO and Partner of Mandelbaum Barrett PC, which represents clients in all aspects of real estate, including transactions, leasing and land use, and business litigation. He has over 20 years of experience representing diverse businesses, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Bill also serves as outside general corporate counsel to clients, advising them on issues concerning contracts, employment law compliance, and business succession and related tax planning.

As an authority in the healthcare space, Bill is recognized nationally as a transactional lawyer in dental and medical practice transitions, practice sales and purchases, and the structuring of dental and management services organizations. He is the author of Pain Free Dental Deals and The DSO Decision. Bill has also written many articles addressing licensed professionals and facilities’ legal and business needs and regularly speaks on various topics at professional trade shows and dental and medical schools. His expertise makes him well-versed in the rules and regulations governing the healthcare industry.

With a reputation as a deal maker, Bill is known for the personal attention he provides clients and his energetic and creative approach to transactions. This has allowed him to manage the purchase or sale of hundreds of businesses, professional practices, and facilities. Bill’s personalized approach to client relationships helps him cultivate a world-class team of experienced attorneys.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • The importance of the client experience — and how Mandelbaum Barrett PC nurtures its clients
  • Leveraging feedback to strengthen client relationships
  • How to instruct legal talent on client communication
  • William (Bill) Barrett talks about his firm’s high attorney retention rates and how firms can attract and retain lawyers
  • Bill dispels myths about law firm culture
  • The widespread challenges of hiring and retaining associates — and how to foster opportunities for them
  • Simple yet powerful advice for attracting and retaining talent: be kind and express gratitude

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Many law firms focus on profitability and productivity and neglect culture and client experiences. But with succession planning and attorney attraction and retention top priorities for many firms, developing a scalable strategy for long-term prosperity is crucial. How can your firm benefit by nurturing client relationships and creating an atmosphere that attracts and retains top talent?

Business transaction and law firm culture strategist Bill Barrett says the key to a prosperous firm is the relationships between the clients and their attorneys. Clients who have an enjoyable experience keep coming back, the law firm grows, and you retain productive and satisfied top attorneys who can advance their careers within your firm. This starts by fostering a culture that attracts, supports, respects, and adequately compensates legal talent. When you have attorneys who develop their skills to cultivate transparent client communications and relationships, your firm will thrive.

Join Elise Holtzman in this episode of The Lawyer’s Edge Podcast as she interviews William (Bill) Barrett, Partner and CEO of Mandelbaum Barrett, about attracting and retaining top legal talent. Bill shares how to leverage feedback to boost relationships, fostering opportunities for associate attorneys, and the value of kindness for employee attraction and retention.

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