First of all, congratulations if you receive an offer. If you think you are going to receive an offer, beforehand you should make a list of questions that you want the offer to address, including but not limited to, compensation, fringe benefits, hours expectations, call schedule and partnership track. You will likely have other items you want addressed. Thus, once you receive an offer, you are prepared for the matters most important to you. Most importantly, if the offer is for a partnership track position, you should ask for very clear details as to the process; how long before you would become a partner, what the buy in is in terms of dollars, tax structure and years and when you would get voting rights. We call the partnership discussions during the offer stage “prenuptial discussions” and the practice and candidate should seriously consider whether partnership expectations (recognizing that no partnership position can be legally promised in any written agreement) should be explicitly addressed an employment agreement as a quasi “prenuptial agreement” if the candidate does ultimately become a partner.