Projects 

Gene is committed to helping law firm leaders and C-suite executives reach their full potential and stay ahead of the remarkable changes that are transforming businesses across the country. Representative assignments include:

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Counseling a growing civil litigation boutique on its immediate and long-range smart growth opportunities through diversifying and rebranding the firm’s practice areas after the retirement of a founding partner.

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Advising a long-standing general practice firm on smart growth strategies to strengthen the firm’s ownership and management structure, workplace culture, and business model.

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Guiding a thriving regional firm through the initial phase of a strategic planning process, which included an all-employee job satisfaction survey and an all-attorney retreat that explored the strengths and weaknesses of the firm’s workplace culture and succession planning guidelines.

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Presenting the fundamentals of Smart Growth in Action: 2030™ to the partners of a large Colorado firm during their annual retreat.

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Counseling a two-attorney firm on smart growth strategies to create a sustainable business model and community-oriented civil litigation practice.

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Helping two firms evaluate opportunities to combine their independent practices after properly resolving issues concerning professional responsibilities and ownership interests. Options ranged from adopting traditional joint representation arrangements with fully disclosed shared fee agreements to a merger of their business entities into a single, fully integrated successor law firm.

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Supporting a regional firm’s efforts to grow an industry-focused practice group to better serve clients doing business throughout the western United States by attracting experienced talent with established books of business.

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Mentoring senior attorneys with established practices on how to advance their career paths within their current law firms, and how to explore opportunities with other firms offering larger geographic footprints and more specialized practice areas.

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Guiding a privately owned general contractor with nine-figure annual revenue through the initial phase of a multiyear leadership and ownership succession plan that entailed a financially responsible transition of interests to loyal executives and family members, and advising the new board of directors on strategies that helped the company achieve its smart growth objectives. 

Thought Leader. Consensus Builder. Problem Solver.

Keeping Your Law Firm Ahead of the Curve