“Partners at Goulston & Storrs openly share their contacts and help approach clients to grow the practice. Cooperation and willingness to help are deeply ingrained in the culture.” —Ken Sicklick, New York

Partners

Goulston & Storrs directors are known as "deal makers" for solid reasons. With a deep dedication to keeping our clients' business goals clearly in view, our eyes are always focused on results. With accolades for excellence from Chambers USA, BTI’s A-Team for Client Service, Best Lawyers in America and other leading industry rankings, our directors are continually confirming their reputation for getting deals done.

When you become a director at Goulston & Storrs, you will quickly see that everyone in the firm embraces the firm’s core values of consensus, teamwork and communication. These attributes create the foundation for our ability to provide outstanding client service while producing excellent legal results.

We provide a range of support for our directors, including:

True Integration & Business Development

When joining Goulston & Storrs, you are an integral part of the firm from day one. To ensure a seamless transition for both you and your clients, we provide

  • A personalized Integration Team formed to complement your practice and expertise. This team takes the lead and introduces you to attorneys and clients with synergies to your practice.
  • Our experienced Business Development Team works with you to support and expand your business.
  • Our dedicated Legal Talent Team provides innovative programming designed to help you leverage your strengths and build and enhance the legal and professional skills you need to succeed.
  • Monthly Directors’ Meetings where everyone has a seat at the table and all are encouraged to participate.
  • Monthly practice area meetings.
  • Structured networking opportunities allow for frequent interaction with colleagues.
  • Ample structured and non-structured events provide for socializing with colleagues.

A Reputation for Collaboration, Cooperation and Consensus-Driven Decision-Making

Among the Am Law 200 firms, few are known to be as collegial as Goulston & Storrs, with a partnership structure that provides for input by all directors into setting the strategic direction of the firm. Directors meet monthly and are encouraged to work across offices and practices. At G&S, relationships among the directorship are as important as relationships with clients. In addition to monthly Directors’ meetings, our Co-Managing Directors hold frequent luncheon discussion roundtables with 5 – 8 directors at a time to allow for directors to ask questions and have open discussions with firm management.

Our high associate satisfaction results in little to no turnover during a matter or deal with a client., and our unique leverage model provides consistency for our clients.

Effective Management Structure

The firm is managed by two Co-Managing Directors and an eight person Executive Committee, all serving three-year terms. The Executive Committee is comprised of directors across offices, practice areas, and levels of seniority. There are monthly directors’ meetings where all directors in all offices have a seat at the table and are welcomed and encouraged to participate in firm strategies and matters. The larger practice groups (real estate, corporate, litigation and private client) have practice group co-chairs.

Excellent Compensation Structure

Single Tier Partnership
Among the nation’s top 200 firms, only 15% have single tier partnerships. G&S is proud that our single tier structure reflects the true meaning of partnership.

Our compensation system requires collaboration and teamwork in servicing our clients. It is a subjective system and is determined by an annual rotating compensation committee, comprised of directors across practice areas and seniority levels. All directors are encouraged and expected to meet with the compensation committee each year to provide feedback about their colleagues, other directors, or just to provide feedback. New lateral director hires come in on a set two-year contract before going into our compensation system, which strongly encourages collaboration and teamwork.

Supporting a Lateral Practice

Cross-servicing clients and increasing wallet-share one client at a time is the cornerstone of our growth and decades of high client retention. Our unique culture and collaborative environment fosters the expansion of a lateral’s practice without losing relationship management and responsibility.

Where Laterals Are Coming From

  • Arent Fox
  • Katten Muchin
  • Arnold & Porter
  • Morrison Foerster
  • Baker Hostetler
  • Miller & Chevalier
  • Ballard Spahr
  • Milbank Tweed
  • Brown Rudnick
  • Mintz Levin
  • Cadwalader
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Choate Hall & Stewart
  • Nixon Peabody
  • Covington & Burling
  • Paul Weiss
  • Davis Polk
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Debevoise
  • Simpson Thacher
  • Epstein, Becker
  • Skadden
  • Goodwin
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Hunton & Williams
  • Sutherland
  • Jones Day
  • Wilkie Farr & Gallagher
  • K&L Gates
  • WilmerHale

A Sampling of Clients

  • Abacus Finance Group
  • AION Capital Partners
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • AvalonBay Communities
  • Bank of America
  • Beacon Capital Partners
  • Boston Properties
  • Capital One
  • CBL Properties
  • Changyou.com
  • CrossHarbor Capital Partners
  • Churchill Financial
  • Eaton Vance
  • Edison Properties
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Gordon Brothers Group
  • Jamestown
  • J.P. Morgan
  • John Hancock
  • Meadow Partners
  • MetLife
  • New England Development
  • Rockefeller Group
  • Samuels & Associates
  • Santander Bank
  • Starwood Capital Group
  • Tricon Capital
  • United Communities
  • U.S. Realty Advisors

“Partners at Goulston & Storrs openly share their contacts and help approach clients to grow the practice. Cooperation and willingness to help are deeply ingrained in the culture.” —Ken Sicklick, New York