The first step is to review The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar Rule 4-5.8 Procedures for Lawyers Leaving Law Firms and Dissolution of Law Firms. This rule will walk you through all of your procedural obligations while closing your firm.


The second step is to download and review PRI's Checklist For Lawyer Retirement, Law Office Closure, or Law Firm Dissolution. This checklist will walk you through all of the processes and tasks to consider when closing your firm.


The third step is to review The Florida Bar Ethics Information Packet Notifying Clients of Change in Firm Composition. This packet will walk you through additional obligations, processes, and tasks to take while closing your firm. Specifically, this packet will address your obligations to notify clients of the firms closing as well as providing sample forms to use to notify the clients.