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Our Expertise. Your Advantage.

The legal industry is going through revolutionary change. Is your firm ready?

Successful law firm leaders today must analyze the legal industry structure and its extended competitive forces, and build strategies that go beyond direct rivalries. They need to know the economic and technical elements that shape the industry’s structure. They must identify the relevant competitive forces and the strength of those forces as they relate to the firm and its practice areas. They must understand their internal and external strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Our consultants bring more than 125 years of comprehensive experience working with law firm leadership in the development of a competitive firm-wide vision and supporting strategies. Our experience lies in working with law firm leadership, both as consultants, as well as having held senior-level and executive management positions with several of the nation's leading law firms. This ensures that we bring a comprehensive team of seasoned law firm professionals to every engagement.

Ready to navigate the changing marketplace?

Practice Leader: Michael C. Blanchard

Michael Blanchard leads GLC Law Firm Consulting Group. He has more than 25 years of experience working with law firm leadership in the development of a competitive firm-wide vision and supporting strategies. His areas of expertise include leadership coaching, mergers and acquisitions, partner compensation and capitalization, financial management and general counseling.

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GLC Law Firm Consulting Group Services

We help firms of all sizes navigate diverse challenges and transitions including:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Law Firm Growth/Combination Services
  • Partner Compensation
  • Financial Management
  • Practice Management
  • Professional Staff Development & Recruiting
  • Business Development Training
  • Leadership/Firm Management Training
  • Risk Management/Analysis
  • Professional/Non-Legal Executive Search
  • Business Intake
  • Lateral Integration
  • Conflicts
  • General Counseling

We provide scalable, customized finance, accounting and operational solutions and consulting services from strategy and leadership to project execution. We support the offices of the law firm's C-suite using a unique blend of engagement models.

Our Process


Strategy, Practice Management and Operations Assessment/Benchmarking Services

We begin with an in-depth analysis encompassing all issues that a firm may be dealing with, including firm strategy, profitability, management and governance, attorney productivity, partner and associate compensation, practice/business development, office administration, and leadership succession planning.


Facilitation and Implementation Services

After completing the initial assessment, we present the firm with a written report of our findings based on substantial input and feedback received through confidential interviews with firm leadership the attorneys, paralegals and staff regarding issues to be addressed. We then assist the firm in reaching consensus on a vision and the development of an integrated package of strategies to achieve its business goals, while incorporation a new culture of accountability and the continuous process improvement necessary to retain top talent, drive growth, and improve profitability and efficiency.


Law Firm Strategy and Leadership Coaching Services

To stay on course, we provide ongoing strategic and leadership coaching to help the firm understand, navigate and make the necessary course corrections required to achieve its vision and strategy, while facilitating a culture of accountability and continuous improvement across the firm.


GLC Law Firm Consulting Helps Kenyon & Kenyon to Successful Combination with Andrews Kurth

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