As the Florida Bar and other states consider non-attorney ownership of law firms, some law firms are coming up with creative approaches to give top privileges to professionals outside the attorney ranks.

This month, Becker, a midsize Fort Lauderdale-based firm, announced that one of its lobbyists, Omar Franco, who has been a lobbyist for 22 years, was promoted to a new position at the firm that provides equity shareholder-like privileges.