Lawyer Career Transitions
A few facts:
- Former Big Law equity partner at two Am Law 100 firms
- Developed book of business over $3.5 million per year
- Winner Turnaround Management Association’s Turnaround of the Year – Large Company 2011
- Also worked as in-house counsel for a publicly-traded investment firm, as a lawyer in a small boutique firm, and as a non-practicing attorney in a Fortune 100 company and several small businesses
A couple of other facts:
- Had no passion for practicing law and hated many aspects of legal practice
- Internalized stress of practicing law, suffered bouts of depression and abused alcohol and drugs to cope with stress and boredom earlier in my career
Why I Focus on Lawyer Career Transitions
After years of practicing in Big Law, in-house and with a boutique firm, I realized my calling was to serve other attorneys by helping them in the lawyer career transition process. I assist other lawyers who desire but don’t know how to:
- leave the law to pursue a career path with an organization outside the legal profession
- become an entrepreneur, either inside or outside the legal industry
- move their practice to another law firm or go in-house
- Understand the changing landscape of the legal industry and know the high pressure and stress faced by many lawyers;
- Experienced, both myself and through countless stories from others, the professional and personal struggles many lawyers face; and
- Have been through the lawyer career transition process quite a few times,
I serve lawyers from a unique position. This perspective permits me to help lawyers in their career transitions to achieve professional and personal successes exceeding their wildest dreams and aspirations.
Why You Need Greg Yates
I understand your challenges, relate to your issues and empathize with your struggles.
I have been there. In addition, I have the passion, ability, knowledge, experience, skills and tools to help you through your career transitions. My experience as a corporate restructuring attorney taught me many lessons about why some struggling companies survive, grow and prosper while others fail. Many also apply to individuals.
Purposeful, focused action is an absolute necessity for lawyer career transition. I help you get purposeful and focused, and I help you stay purposeful and focused.
The process we use results in an action plan that includes specific, measurable, achievable and realistic goals you can meet within a reasonable time. I help you customize routines, tools, methods and systems to speed up your career transition. Your lawyer career action plan empowers you to revitalize your career and life.
Work With Me On Your Career Transitions
I am not a good match for everyone. I work with select lawyers who are a good fit and who I know I can help. The lawyers I work with are:
- Motivated Big Thinkers
- Intelligent & Thoughtful
- Curious & Open-Minded