- Welby, Brady and Greenblatt LLP08.Dec 2015
Suggestions for improvement
- Pay the non-partners (and staff) better. Also, the partners have an excellent health plan, but everyone else has a fair-to-poor plan, with high deductibles and out-of-pocket caps. Not great, especially if you have dependents.
What I like about the company
Most of the attorneys are bright, highly capable, and pleasant to work with. Firm highly regarded in the construction field. If you are a young associate interested in being a construction lawyer (the firm's specialty) and can survive being paid less than you could make working in NYC, it's a pretty good place to spend a few years, learning from guys who do know this specialty.
What I dislike about the company
Compensation overly top-heavy, and revenues have dropped over the last few years. Firm probably has limited life expectancy, as 2 of 3 senior partners (primary rainmakers) are in their late 50s or mid-60s and younger partners, while well-paid, do not generate enough business to ensure that firm could survive death or retirement of the "rainmakers," without being forced to seek a merger. Associates tend to leave after a few years. Firm laid off an associate and reduced the hours of older, "of counsel" lawyers in 2014, but has hired associates since. If you have top rainmaking skills, or extensive family connections in the contracting or related business areas (that could generate more than small, one-off matters for the firm) perhaps you could be taken seriously as a potential equity partner. Otherwise, not.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyWelby, Brady and Greenblatt LLP
- CityWhite Plains
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2015