Changing Firms, Merging, Closing a Practice, Retirement


Mirror Time is Required to Reflect on Important Issues Before Starting a New firm or Joining Another

How to Avoid Burning Bridges When Leaving a Law Firm and Checklist When Leaving a Firm

Law Firm Succession/Exit Strategies: Valuation of the Firm


Resources Available in the Forms Bank

Forms Bank

  • Checklist for Closing Your Law Office
  • Merging Two Firms and Making them Run as One
  • Ready Resources in Buying, Selling or Closing a Practice


Practice Resource Library Books on Retirement

The Lawyers Guide to Retirement - Strategies for Attorneys and Their Firms

Selling Your Practice: The Profitable Exit Strategy

The Lawyer's Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging, and Closing a Law Practice


The Missouri Bar has an agreement with the ABA to purchase ABA publications for a 15% discount off the retail price for Missouri Bar members. The ABA offers thousands of publications on law practice management, substantive law topics and many others. To view the publications available or place an order, go to When placing an order, you will need to enter the code: PAB7EMSB to get the 15% discount offered to Missouri Bar members.


Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution

Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution Program

Long-standing or even some short-term personal disputes between lawyers result in clients being inadvertently caught in a tug-of-war in the legal process not necessarily arising out of their particular legal matter. These types of disputes also rob the lawyers involved of the personal satisfaction from practicing law, and inflict severe damage to the image of the legal profession as a whole. As a result, all clients and members of the profession are affected when any lawyers are distracted from their professional duties by personal conflicts and disputes between them. Nothing damages the legal profession more than when lawyers air their dirty linen in public or, worse yet, cost their clients unnecessary anxiety, expense and delay solely as a result of personal issues arising between them. These disputes involve adversarial law firm or office sharing break ups, fee disputes between co-counsel, and perceived or actual overzealous representation, dirty tricks, or professional or personal disrespect or discourtesy.

Rule 5.10: Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution Program Rule

Notice of Dispute and Request for Facilitation Form