Jeff Liebster is a Partner with our Partner Practice Group. He is a zealous advocate for both candidates and firms, which is evident in his track record of successful partner placements in geographically diverse array of offices of the world’s top law firms. Jeff's practice is principally referral-based, in large part due to the fact that his relationships are far reaching and extend well beyond the effective date of any combination or move. His clients will attest to his continuing commitment to advising on successful business development and integration issues. Candidates look to Jeff as a long-term strategic career counselor—not only at a time when they are considering an imminent move.
Jeff, who has residences in both Delray Beach, Florida and Greenwich, Connecticut, was very active in athletics while at the University of Michigan and in high school at Fieldston. He has served as an elected member of the board of directors of the Football Alumni of Michigan (FAM) and mentors several current and recent players about life after football. Jeff is currently a member of Rockrimmon Country Club in Connecticut.
He and his wife are blessed with two married daughters and two grandchildren. Their oldest daughter is a Northwestern grad with an advanced degree in art history from NYU who is responsible for the online and social media presence of Golf Digest. Jeff's younger daughter has a BA in Film and Studio Art from the University of Vermont and a master's in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University's Peabody School. She recently left a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of our public schools, where she was for six years. While there, she managed the relationship with the NYC Department of Education, among others and is now an independent education policy consultant as well as the owner of a bakery that specializes in the creation of custom baked goods with a nostalgic twist.
Jeff began his legal career as a corporate and real estate associate with a large firm in Los Angeles. He also worked as a solo practitioner and with a boutique firm in Beverly Hills before leaving the full-time practice of law. Jeff has also owned a real estate company and sports agency and was the managing partner of a private investment fund. His diverse professional experience provides individuals and groups of partners with a fresh perspective on the wide range of options available to build and enjoy a fulfilling legal career.
Jeff's articles and speaking engagements have primarily focused on law firm partnership structures as well as the Mexico legal market, and have also comprised appearances on several panels, including a pre-COVID presentation with the leaders of several top AmLaw firms entitled, “Free Agency Comes to the NY Legal Market.”
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: J.D.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: B.A., Journalism, with high distinction