If a firm has the name "Partners" in it, does that mean they have partners like at a law firm?

So like, for example, Capstone Partners has the word "Partners" in their official name so does that mean you could become a partner at that firm kind of like at a law firm?

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Nov 7, 2018

Not necessarily. They could have partners in their name, be an LLC, yet be taxed like a C-Corp, S-Corp, or a partnership. If it was an LLC and taxed as a partnership they would be members of the entity and partners on the tax return.

For example, PJT Partners, Inc. is a C-Corporation yet has partners in the name and is publicly traded.

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Nov 7, 2018

I actually think in most contexts where the word "Partner" is used in the name of a firm, it's meant to refer to how they serve as partners to their portfolio companies or clients (whatever the case may be)...and not a reference to the firm's structure.

Nov 7, 2018

Common misconception, actually means they are married

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Nov 7, 2018
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