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New Associate Benefits

  • $101,000 entry-level compensation – The firm pays bar review fees and moving expenses via a pre-employment bonus of $5,000 which is included in the entry-level compensation figure.

  • Discretionary achievement bonus ($5,000 minimum guaranteed for reaching the billable hour standard; $10,000 minimum guaranteed for exceeding the billable hour standard by more than 100 hours)
  • 1,860 billable hour standard
  • Ten paid vacation days, two paid personal days and five paid sick days

Retirement Plan:

  • Eligible for Employee funded 401(k) plan after completing 1 year of service and able to contribute (1-100% of gross) based on current IRS limits
  • Firm funded discretionary match of 401(k) contributions in an amount determined each year
  • Firm funded discretionary Profit Sharing contribution in an amount determined each year

Insurance:

  • Group Health Insurance: Firm subsidizes 90 - 92% of employee coverage; dependent/domestic partner coverage available at employee’s expense; new employees will be offered the choice between two medical plan options with different benefit levels
  • Life Insurance: 2x annual salary up to $750,000
  • Long Term Disability Insurance: 60% to a maximum benefit of $15,000/month
  • Section 125/Cafeteria Plan: Available at employee’s expense (on pre-tax basis): dental, vision, Aflac cancer, accident & sickness plans, medical & dependent care flexible spending accounts

Additional:

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Section 529 College Savings Plan, Pet Insurance
  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Supplemental Leave Policy: Twelve (12) weeks paid leave and twelve (12) weeks unpaid leave for primary care parent upon birth or adoption of child. Two (2) weeks paid leave and four (2) weeks unpaid leave for non-primary care parent upon birth or adoption of child
  • Two day/one night attorney fall retreat (business retreat, includes golf, banquets, and special events)
  • Use of one of the firm’s two New Smyrna Beach condominiums for one week each year (subject to lottery)
  • Quarterly associate dinners
  • Semi-monthly attorney breakfasts
  • Florida Bar dues
  • Orange County Bar Association dues
  • Membership fees for approved local professional associations
  • Payment of costs related to attending Continuing Legal Education seminars
  • Firm-provided parking
  • Firm support of attorney participation in Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Pro Bono Program

Upon appointment to Senior Associate status:

  • Firm provided dependent health coverage
  • Fifteen paid vacation days annually
  • $2,500 annual seminar allowance ($3,500 if Board Certified)
  • Ability to open and bill files