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As we continue to grow our Chicago office and expand our national footprint, the select few legal search firms with whom we work must be at the top of their game. Astor Professional Search, under the leadership of Bill Sugarman, epitomizes this notion. Not only has Astor provided us with the highest caliber of lateral partner talent on a consistent basis, but they have done so in a way which makes the entire process seamless. Their combination of in-depth market knowledge, partner relationships, candid communication and high integrity really sets them apart. We look forward to continued mutual success with Astor in the years to come.

Tony Nasharr
Capital Markets/Banking Shareholder & Former Managing Shareholder | Polsinelli PC

As my client base and accompanying book of business grew exponentially, it was critical for me to identify the right long-term platform to meet such increased demands. Bill Sugarman, of Astor Professional Search, guided me through every step of the lateral process with an impressive array of thoroughness, legal market savvy and responsiveness that produced an outstanding result. I would strongly recommend him and his team at Astor to any attorney contemplating a lateral move.

Gregg Dorman
Real Estate Partner | Nixon Peabody LLP

It was important for me to take an exhaustive approach in considering a lateral move. Having known Bill Sugarman for several years, I felt very comfortable with his strategic philosophy and in-depth market knowledge. I was thrilled to have Bill in my corner as a trusted advisor, particularly given the magnitude of the process and my ultimate decision. I have been extremely happy with the results, and I continue to recommend Bill and Astor Professional Search to any attorneys contemplating a move.

Craig D. Leavell
Intellectual Property Partner | Barnes & Thornburg LLP

I moved my practice after 28 years at my prior firm and, although it was a difficult decision, it proved to be the right one. This move would never have happened if it weren’t for the patience, professionalism and hard work of Joel Bronstein of Astor Professional Search.  Joel dedicated himself to finding me the perfect firm to continue my career and never deviated from that goal over an extensive search period.  Although the process was quite long by necessity, Joel never let up, working tirelessly on my behalf throughout the duration. I can’t speak highly enough of Joel both personally and professionally, and I can’t imagine another legal search firm that could have guided me through this process with the same assurance and dedication demonstrated by the professionals working solely toward my best interest.

Wade Kennedy
Finance Partner | Holland & Knight LLP

As a corporate attorney at an international law firm, I was constantly receiving recruiter phone calls. However, Joel Bronstein at Astor Professional Search immediately stood out from the crowd. My experience with him was particularly refreshing, given his professionalism, market knowledge, and sincere interest in my long-term goals. Joel was diligent and patient as we navigated a variety of quality opportunities. I would happily recommend him and Astor to any attorney interested in gaining a better understanding of the legal market and exploring their career options.

Kevin Waklatsi
Corporate Attorney | Winston & Strawn LLP

The lateral hiring process can be onerous, and it was beyond helpful to have Bill Sugarman and his experience in my corner, backing my efforts to advance my career. Bill had the unique ability to recognize my priorities while I was still formulating them, and he was strategic in aligning those priorities with potential firms. He was willing to jump on the phone in short order at any time, including nights and weekends, to talk through any issue along the way, no matter how big or small. Bill is the type of advocate you want on your team when considering a move.

Dan Gelwicks
Intellectual Property Attorney | Steptoe & Johnson LLP

It was important that the ultimate decision regarding my lateral move was long-term in nature, so I needed someone advising me who was not only a legal market expert, but who was also a very strategic thinker. I felt fortunate to have Bill Sugarman represent me throughout this process. He was able to effectively advise me in large part through his attentiveness and ability to seamlessly navigate through the many inevitable landmines inherent in the process. I would highly recommend Bill and Astor to any attorney contemplating a lateral move.

Brad Wright
Real Estate Shareholder | Polsinelli PC/Phoenix

Joel Bronstein, of Astor Professional Search, was an invaluable part of my lateral search when I was looking to relocate. I thought that identifying law firms that aligned with my long-term goals in a different geographic region would be a challenging ordeal, but through Joel’s impressive market intelligence and detailed guidance, the process was much smoother and easier than I anticipated. Joel exceeded my expectations by taking the time to gain an in-depth understanding of my goals and priorities from multiple perspectives. I would strongly recommend Astor Professional Search to any attorney.

Jonathan Rash
Corporate Attorney | Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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