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Legal Counsel for Beneficiaries; Proposition 19 & Property Tax Relief; Elder Law
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"Certain beneficiaries and trustees lacking legal counsel that we fund trust loans for, generally for tax relief and property buyout purposes -- need help from an attorney. Your fees are paid by the family trust. Contact us ASAP..." We are ...

Retained Searches

Highest Levels of Success
To keep up with the competitive demands of today's legal marketplace, corporate employers require immediate access to the most highly qualified candidates in the legal marketplace. Retained searches are the most successful methods used to service in-house searches in an effective and cost efficient manner.
The most focused and successful of all in-house searches conducted by General Counsel Consulting is the retained search. The benefits of a retained search are manifold and include the following:
  • a complete investment of our resources towards a search for an extensive pre-determined time period,
  • complete employer driven focus to ensure a thorough understanding of a employer's business, culture, short and long-term growth plans, position's scope and responsibilities, compensation package, candidate specifications, and required candidate profile,
  • exclusivity to all presented candidates for the duration of the search process,
  • complete use of our advertisement, database, and network capabilities to ensure the largest and most qualified pool of targeted resumes,
  • assistance in creating a job description,
  • pre-screening process of candidates against employer specifications,
  • ability to retain anonymity,
  • competitive information sharing,
  • ability to negotiate indirectly with candidates, and
  • highest probability of a successful delivery of targeted candidates in the most expedited and cost-effective manner.
The General Counsel Consulting Retained Search method involves the following steps:
1. We Define Your Objectives and Specifications.
  • Ensure understanding of employer's business, culture, and short and long-term growth plans.
  • Obtain consensus on position's scope and responsibilities, compensation package, and profile of the desired candidates.
2. We Identify and Assess Appropriate Candidates.
  • Identify and confirm target candidates using appropriate database and network contacts.
  • Screen and evaluate candidates.
  • Prepare background profiles and insure completion and submission of company's due diligence information.
  • Review profiles with employer.
3. We Assist With Interviews
  • Facilitate employer interviews of candidates.
  • Obtain feedback from employer and candidates.
  • Select finalist to be interviewed.
4. Follow Through.
  • Assist in negotiating salary and benefits
  • Assist in creating a smooth transition.
For further information about General Counsel Consulting Retained Searches, please contact us.

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