Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, L.L.P.
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One Sansome Street Suite 810
San Francisco, CA 94104
Effective Date: September 2003
Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Year Low High Discretionary 1st Year $115,000 Yes 2nd Year $120,000 Yes 3rd Year $129,500 Yes 4th Year $134,500 Yes 5th Year $141,500 Yes 6th Year $147,500 Yes 7th Year $156,000 Yes 8th Year $166,000 Yes
General Salary Comments:
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald ("WTHF") may award merit bonuses each year to associates. These include bonuses for meeting minimum firm requirements and a loyalty bonus for continued employment with the firm for at least four years.
If associates are responsible for bringing business to the firm, they will receive a year-end bonus of 10% of the fees paid for those clients. WTHF also may provide each associate with 3% of their total compensation in profit sharing, which is contributed to each associate's 401K plan and which fully vests after 5 years of service to the firm.
Summer associate salaries for Summer 2003 are $2,000 per week for 2L's and $1,900 per week for 1L's.
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