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The firm's founder and President, William Sugarman, formed Astor Professional Search after years in the legal experience that included time with a litigation boutique and in an in-house position with a financial services corporation. Sugarman also spent years in the legal recruiting business, during which time he held a number of executive positions. Today, Astor Professional Search benefits from his diverse legal experience and his expansive attorney contacts.
All of the recruiters at Astor Professional Search are accomplished legal professionals who closely monitor the legal market, as well as job trends. The firm's recruiters pride themselves on serving attorney candidates and clients alike through successful job placement services.
The firm provides candidates with individualized attention, with a focus on long-term career goals. The candidate placement process includes an evaluation of the candidate's existing position, future goals, and a detailed resume assessment. Candidates are also provided with interview preparation services and post interview follow-up sessions, as well as feedback. The firm also provides support throughout the negotiation process and continues to follow candidates after placement to confirm continued satisfaction.
Clients seeking a simplified hiring process turn to Astor Professional Services for both retained and contingent searches. The firm is capable of adjusting its objectives to meet client's changing needs. The firm further strives to meet client needs by working only with highly qualified and thoroughly screened attorney candidates.
Astor Professional Search serves clients by developing a thorough understanding of the firm or corporation's organizational structure, personality, and hiring needs. Recruiters further examine the client's short-and long-term goals before even entering into the candidate search phase.
Upon finding a qualified candidate, Astor Professional Search submits the candidate's resume and background information to the client and assists in the interview scheduling process. Following the interview, Astor Professional Search remains involved throughout the job offer and negotiation process and beyond.
At the present time, Astor Professional Search is engaged in searches for positions at the levels of associate, partner, and in-house counsel. Opportunities are available in a number of practice areas including banking, estate planning, bankruptcy, finance, corporate, government, employee benefits, healthcare, land use, litigation, intellectual property, litigation, entertainment, environment, labor and employment, tax and ERISA, securities, M&A, and real estate.
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