ALIANT EMPOWERS THE SOLO LAW PRACTICE

Aliant offers a better way to practice law

Designed specifically for the solo lawyer who wants to remain solo but receive the benefits and the support of a large firm and for the partner leaving a large law firm who does not want to deal with law firm administration and management. Aliant offers two distinct models that allow you to practice law entirely on your terms, with our support and with access to our group pricing. You can have the credibility of being a partner at a global law firm, with complete freedom of choice as to costs and services and with as much support as you like.

Lower Costs

As a bigger firm we have economies of scale and we pass the savings directly to you. Insurance, bookkeeping, paralegals, software subscriptions and other services are cheaper as a group.

Independence

Your practice does not change when you join us. Work from anywhere, choose your clients, set your hours and billing rates, and manage your career with the freedom and flexibility you want.

ORIGINATION CREDITS

You receive origination credits for clients referred to other Aliant lawyers. The ability to cross-sell will increase your income without you having to work more.

Referrals

Network with other Aliant lawyers through monthly practice group and networking calls, and regional social events. Receive work and collaborate on larger projects by working in teams.

SUPPORT

Aliant provides its lawyers with high-level paralegal support as well as inexpensive legal assistants. You get it for our cost, without any minimum commitments.

Brand Power

As a well-established law firm with a strong reputation, Aliant can help you attract top clients and improve your visibility. Our marketing team can help you boost leads and conversions.

Aliant allows lawyers to combine the best of both worlds – independence of a solo practice, with the credibility, reach and economies of scale of a large firm.

Benefits of Joining Aliant

Attract more clients, boost your credibility, and increase your visibility with marketing support offered by Aliant. As a well-established law firm with a strong reputation, Aliant can help you attract top clients.

  • Global Brand Attract larger, better-paying clients and establish instant credibility with the backing of a well-established brand. We take care of building the brand while you focus on what you do best–law!
  • Microsite within Aliantlaw.com Aliant provides all lawyers with a convenient and easily searchable microsite on our high-traffic and SEO-optimized global website which is continuously updated and improved. Your microsite will help amplify your regional and personal brand by cataloging your custom content (articles, guides, webinars, etc.) all in one place.

  • Tell Your Story Amplify your regional and personal brand through custom content on Aliant’s global website, social media channels, and intra-firm communications.
  • Thought-leadership Exposure Opportunitites to participate as speakers in widely-distributed webinars and as co-authors of published articles and white papers.
  • Social Media All lawyers can post on our social media channels and participate as speakers in webinars and as co-authors of articles and white papers.

Lawyers on the Partner plan will receive support in personalized marketing, booking speaking engagements, publishing articles, and application submissions for top awards and recognition (Super Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, and similar rating agencies).

Make local and global connections to help grow your business through networking opportunities offered by Aliant. Members are invited to attend regular events to ensure you make more than connections–you make friends. 

  • Monthly Practice Group Meetings Participate in one or several of our practice groups where we meet regularly to get to know each other, compare best practices, share knowledge, develop business, speak on panels, co-author articles, and make introductions to potential new clients.
  • Monthly Networking Events Join us for a monthly Connect & Learn virtual event where we learn more about the practices of colleagues around the nation and globe as well as discuss other timely and relevant topics. At these events, we also take time to network in small groups to get better acquainted with each other.
  • Annual In-Person Conferences Part education, part networking, part fun. These are not your standard legal conferences. It’s here that relationships are built, and business is brokered.

Unlock Peak Profitability with Aliant.

In the competitive landscape of legal practice, strategic decisions define success. By choosing to align with Aliant, you’re not just making a choice – you’re making a powerful investment in your financial success. Experience a significant boost in profitability as our innovative approach enhances efficiency, reduces costs, and opens avenues for increased revenue. Join us in shaping the future of legal success, where elevated profits meet exceptional legal expertise.

The Referral Advantage – get to know, like, and trust your Aliant colleagues

We know that referrals are the lifeblood of any law practice. That’s why we’re committed to providing our lawyers with the tools and resources they need to generate more referrals.

One of the ways we do this is through our extensive referral network. Our lawyers have access to a vast pool of potential clients through our monthly practice group calls, monthly networking calls, one-on-one virtual coffee chats, and live networking events.

In addition, our lawyers have the opportunity to build relationships with other Aliant lawyers who are key to the success of their practice. Our Aliant coordinators are experts at connecting lawyers with the right people, and they’re always available to help you get the most out of your membership.

As a result of our comprehensive referral program, our lawyers are able to generate more referrals and grow their practices.

Support: The Key to Success

Lawyers are busy people. They have to deal with complex legal issues, long hours, and high stress levels, along with running an office and managing a team.

By surrounding yourself with a team of supportive people, you can free up your time and energy to focus on what you do best: practicing law.

We understand the importance of support. That’s why we offer a comprehensive suite of support benefits to our lawyers, including:

  • Bookkeeping and collections: Our bookkeeping and collections team will take care of your books, replenish evergreens and collect past due bills.
  • Software subscriptions: All lawyers have access to the latest software, including Office 365, Westlaw, Clio, and DocuSign. This saves you time and money, and it ensures that you have the tools you need to do your job effectively.
  • Support staff: Paralegal and secretarial support is available to all lawyers on an hourly basis. This frees you up to focus on legal matters, and it ensures that your clients receive the highest level of service.
  • Access to junior lawyers: Aliant lawyers include both rainmakers with significant books, and more junior lawyers looking for additional work. This creates a win-win for all, as rainmakers can offload work to junior lawyers, and junior lawyers can gain experience working with experienced lawyers.

These support benefits are designed to help you focus on what you do best: practicing law. By taking advantage of these benefits, you can save time, money, and stress, and you can ultimately be more successful.

If you’re looking for a law firm that can provide you with the support you need to be successful, then Aliant Law is the right choice for you. Contact us today to learn more about our support benefits.

Freedom and Independence

Solo law practioners are becoming increasingly popular as lawyers seek more freedom and independence in their careers. Aliant offers a number of benefits that give an advantage to lawyers who are looking for a more flexible and independent work environment.

  • Flexibility to work from anywhere, at any time. A great option for lawyers who have families or other commitments that make it difficult to work traditional hours in a traditional office setting.
  • Independence. Lawyers are free to set their own hours, choose their own clients, and run their practices the way they see fit. The perfect opportunity for lawyers who want to be their own boss and have control over their careers.
  • Support: Despite the freedom and independence that Aliant offers, lawyers still have access to support when they need it.

If you’re a lawyer who is looking for more freedom and independence in your career, Aliant is for you!

Here are some additional benefits of joining Aliant.

  • Reduced overhead costs: Aliant doesn’t have the same overhead costs as traditional law firms, which can save lawyers money.
  • Increased productivity: Aliant helps lawyers to be more productive by providing them with the tools and resources they need to work efficiently.
  • Enhanced professional development: Aliant offers lawyers opportunities for professional development, such as CLE courses and networking events.

Membership Tiers & Advantages

Partner Plan Membership Plan
Paralegal and secretarial support at cost
Streamlined bookkeeping, billings, and collections at cost
Referrals from Aliant lawyers around the world
Internal networking events
Software subscriptions* at cost
Digital marketing
Membership in an external networking group
Global annual conference attendance
Practice group participation
CLE
Coaching
Enhanced and customized marketing and PR

* Software subscriptions include practice management software, LexisNexis or Westlaw software, document management software, e-sign software and Microsoft Office 365.

The Economics

Lawyers on the Partner plan retain 80% of their collections. Lawyers on the Membership plan pay a fixed annual membership fee and get billed for any costs they run through Aliant without a markup.

A second checkmark indicates enhanced visibility, leadership positioning, priority access, premium software subscription plans, and other benefits, as appropriate.

How is Aliant Different?

We started Aliant to capture what is the best about a traditional law firm model (brand credibility, origination credits, support of colleagues, administrative and bookkeeping support) and what is the best about a solo or small firm practice (independence and profitability). It took hundreds of hours of work over the span of two years to find just the right balance and eliminate the friction. We then continued to work to make our model even better. What needs to be true about a law firm to make it a no brainer for a lawyer who may want to join?

meet managing partner,

jacob stein

Jacob Stein, Esq., TEP, is the managing partner of Aliant, LLP and the Global Chairman of the Aliant Verein. He is an attorney specializing in international corporate and tax planning, creative business and private wealth transactions, and asset protection. Mr. Stein received his law degree from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University. He is ranked in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide, holds an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, has been named a Super Lawyer® by the Los Angeles Magazine for over fifteen years, is listed in the top 1% of ‘America’s Most Honored Professionals’ by the American Registry, and has the prestigious TEP designation.

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Over the course of his career Mr. Stein has represented numerous startups and mature businesses in all aspects of corporate transactions, has assisted clients with raising funds and negotiating with counterparties in M&A transactions, investors, vendors and joint venture partners.  In his private client practice, Mr. Stein represents some of the world’s wealthiest families in their private wealth transactions and setting up asset ownership structures.

Mr. Stein is the author of three books, dozens of scholarly articles and technical manuals on topics including joint ventures, international taxation, trust planning and asset protection. Mr. Stein was an adjunct professor of taxation at the CSU, Northridge Graduate Tax Program for ten years. He frequently lectures to business owners, attorneys, CPAs and other professional groups, teaching over 50 seminars per year.

He has founded and co-founded businesses and served on boards (as chairman and as director) for the past fifteen years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Aliant’s legal structure?

Globally, Aliant is structured as a Swiss Verein – a non-for-profit membership association of independent law firms with a shared brand, core values, and the intention to cooperate closely on client matters. Globally, there are 20+ offices and 200+ lawyers. In the U.S., Aliant is a limited liability partnership, and all Aliant U.S. lawyers join Aliant, LLP as non-equity partners.

Why would Aliant work for me?

We established Aliant as a turn-key platform to make our lawyers more successful, more profitable, and more competitive. Our structure allows you take have as much “firm” in your practice as you like. It is built around your needs.

Is there a typical Aliant lawyer profile?

Most Aliant lawyers are either partners moving laterally from Big Law or successful solos. Lawyers coming out of Big Law are looking to significantly decrease their overhead, have other lawyers to delegate work to, benefit from paralegal and secretarial support, and to outsource all admin work. Successful solos are looking for business development, origination credits (referral fees), and succession planning for their practice.

What marketing support will I receive?

All Aliant lawyers have in-depth profiles on our high-traffic and SEO optimized website which is continuously updated and improved. All lawyers can post on our social media channels and participate as speakers in webinars and as co-authors of articles and white papers. Lawyers on the Rainmaker plan will receive personalized marketing support, help in booking speaking engagements and publishing articles, and submissions to Super Lawyers, Chambers and Partners and similar rating agencies.

How does Aliant promote client referrals?

All Aliant activities are focused on helping you to get to know, like, and trust your Aliant colleagues. This is accomplished through a variety of member interactions, such as monthly practice group calls, monthly networking calls, one-on-one virtual coffee chats, and live networking. Your Aliant coordinator will also help you connect and build a relationship with those Aliant lawyers who are key to the success of your practice.

Will I have a physical office?

Rainmaker plan lawyers will have access to shared office space. For an additional fee, all lawyers can have private offices in a shared or a standalone environment.

What if I need support staff?

Paralegal and secretarial support is available to all lawyers on an hourly basis (of course you can bill them out to your clients at a rate you pick). A certain number of paralegal and secretarial hours is included in the Partner plan.

How do I bill my clients and get paid?

You set your own hourly rate, input your time into Clio, and our bookkeeping team generates client invoices, processes payments, and books credits to your account.  At the end of the month, we transfer either 80% or 85% of the amounts collected to your account, depending on your plan.

I am a Partner. Will I have access to junior lawyers?

Aliant lawyers include both partners with significant books, and more junior lawyers looking for additional work. It’s a win-win for all.

What are the origination credits?

All Aliant lawyers receive origination credits for clients/work referred to other Aliant lawyers. Origination credits range from 10-30% of the fees earned and is negotiated by the two lawyers directly. Origination credits is an important way for our lawyers to generate additional income.

What are Aliant’s growth plans for the U.S.?

In the U.S. Aliant intends to grow to approximately 200 lawyers and to be present in most major markets.

Is there any exclusivity?

Yes. For each market, there is exclusivity or limited exclusivity based on practice area.

What software subscriptions are included?

Specific subscriptions are plan-based, but all lawyers will have Office 365 with an email inbox, Westlaw or Lexis, Caret practice management and billings, NetDocs, and Adobe with AdobeSign. Additional subscriptions may be purchased as needed.

Our streamlined process makes it easy

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Have an initial conversation with Aliant’s Chairman, Jacob Stein
30 minutes

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Select your plan – Partner or Membership
10 minutes

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Determine additional needs like associates, dedicated paralegal, tax preparation, etc.
30 minutes

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Complete our short lateral partner questionnaire
10 minutes

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Pass our due diligence investigation & sign your contract with Aliant
30 minutes

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Our onboarding team will get you connected to the resources and tools you need to get started
1 hour

The Aliant Story

The story of Aliant is, at its core, a story of friendship.

The founders met each other over a period of years, at international conferences or by sharing clients, and discovered mutual values, passions, and goals. We also shared common challenges in running our law firms and law practices, and we started helping each other and sharing wisdom, expertise, and contacts. We had a lot in common, and a lot to learn from each other.

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In 2016 we took our friendship and collaboration to the next level and formed Aliant. More than just a traditional law firm, Aliant is a global network of lawyers who are not only colleagues, but also friends. The feeling of friendship and family is present at every meeting of Aliant lawyers and every time we collaborate on client matters. We are people first, and we believe in treating each other with respect, love, and curiosity.

Today Aliant is a thriving global law firm that offers a wide range of legal services from corporate and tax law, to litigation and human rights law, to family and intellectual property law. The firm has offices in over 20 countries and is continuing its global expansion. Despite international recognition across a broad diversity of practice areas and industries serviced, Aliant is distinct in the global legal marketplace in its capability to conduct cross-border legal work. We are diverse and united, and that makes us formidable.

We bring our ethos of being people first to our work. We treat our clients with respect and compassion, and we go the extra mile to help them achieve their goals. We also support each other, both professionally and personally, and we celebrate our successes and overcome our challenges together.

Whether you are looking to join our team or looking for a law firm that can handle your legal needs, no matter how big or small, look no further than Aliant. You will not only find a team of competent and experienced lawyers, but also a team of friends who will stand by your side and fight for your rights. Let us show you what we can do for you.

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What Makes a Great Aliant Lawyer?

A great Aliant lawyer is entrepreneurial, wants to focus on business development and legal work instead of spending time on administrative and HR tasks.

We are recruiting lawyers nationally, in all practice areas. Almost all Aliant US lawyers have significant practice experience, big law experience, significant books of business, and, most importantly, are pleasant to work with. We are looking not just for great lawyers, but also for great humans.

Contact us Today

+1 818-933-3838 / jstein@aliantlaw.com