Let’s get you launched!

From helping our clients launch new entities to running one of the fastest growing legal firms in Northeast Ohio, we have deep knowledge in what it takes to get a successful business off the ground. That is why we are seeking promising, entrepreneurial attorneys with incredible vision and an ambitious growth mindset for our competitive Firm Launch program – a cooperative Of Counsel partnership to help you take your practice to the next level – FAST.

Selected Firm Launch participants will receive office space* and telecommunications, access to business development and marketing resources, technology, paralegal and secretarial support, research, mentoring, and collaboration with the region’s highest-performing legal professionals in our collaborative and busy business law office.

Firm Launch Benefits


Office space, telecommunications and IT support.

Legal Infrastructure

Secretarial, paralegal, law clerk support and research database access.

Growth & Development

Marketing support and business coaching.

Firm Launch Qualifications

Attorneys with an interest to launch a new practice, or grow their existing practice, and have at least five years of experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates who practice in the areas of business litigation, corporate, securities, M&A and commercial transactions, banking, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, tax, municipal, government, intellectual property, labor, and employment will be considered.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a resume, a business plan (2-5 pages), at least two client references and two peer references, and complete the following questionnaire. The business plan must contain SMART goals and an action plan with identified benchmarks for your first year.

G&L will review all submissions and invite top applicants to interview. Candidates will be evaluated on a number of criteria, including:

  • Quality of the business plan
  • Minimum of five years of private practice or in-house experience
  • Practice expertise in business transactional work, business litigation, or other practice areas complementary to business law
  • Core values fit
  • Potential for growth and success

The Launch Pad

Firm Launch is hosted at our new Independence, OH office location. Selected candidates will receive an office, furniture, phone, full IT support, secretarial/paralegal/law clerk support (as available), email, research databases, marketing assistance, and professional development coaching, all cost-free, for up to one year, provided that the candidate’s self-generated benchmarks are met (or are excused). Prior to acceptance, candidates will execute a rent-free sublease and an of counsel agreement with GLF to address conflicts, confidentiality, fee sharing, and other ethical restrictions.


Please email [email protected] to express interest, ask questions, and get the process started today! 

*The office space is renewable and terminable by Gertsburg Licata, Co., LPA at any time, subject to the written agreement between the parties.