Episode 40

Growth Challenges: Partner Exit

In the life of any firm, there may come a time when one or more leaders decide to exit the firm for non-retirement reasons. They may give you a heads up, or they may announce one day that this is their last day at the firm. While it won’t feel like it right then, this is a survivable event. Here’s how to navigate your way through.


  • Friendly exits vs adversarial ones
  • How to push through panic if the announcement is sudden
  • Considerations for internal and external messaging
  • What this means for projects in process
  • Working through the changes in firm morale – positive and negative
  • When to consult with professional advisors

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October 7, 2023

As Built Podcast Episode 40: Growth Challenges: Partner Exit.