Our 15 person law firm has worked with Brian for over a year. We have been very pleased with the significant skill set and knowledge which he brings in assisting us with corporate, marketing, and staffing issues. He focused us on the issues which needed to be addressed and astutely guided us through those issues, providing the right amount of knowledge and insight where necessary. With Brian’s assistance, we have been able to more quickly address issues than if we would have attempted to do so on our own. He has made us more efficient and focused, which allows us to get back to what we do best…practice law and serve our clients. We are pleased to recommend Brian and are confident that you will find his assistance as valuable as we do.
JAY LONERO, LARZELER PICOU WELLS SIMPSON LONERO, LLC
Brian is a true expert in the areas of law firm strategic planning, management, and marketing. The legal marketplace is rapidly evolving, and his approach helps firms deal proactively with these changes. Brian has worked with our firm and has done in-house presentations to our lawyers. We have implemented many of his suggestions.
SID HARDY, LAWYER AT MCCRANIE SISTRUNK ANZELMO HARDY MCDANIEL & WELCH
Brian is a tremendous asset and resource for our firm. He has assisted up with our business strategy, growth, and compensation plans. His expertise in law firm management has been a great help to us as we grow and
transition from a first generation law firm. I think any firm could benefit from working with him,
but he is especially talented in his work with small to mid-size firms.
ALAN BRACKETT, MANAGING MEMBER | ATTORNEY AT MOULEDOUX
I have relied on Brian Kennel as a trusted advisor for almost 25 years. We met when he was the firm administrator for the oldest and one of the largest law firms in New Orleans. After he established his own consulting firm, Brian was instrumental in providing financial, strategic and marketing advice on the management of my practice group over the last 15 years before I merged my practice with Frilot L.L.C., a 45 lawyer litigation firm, in New Orleans. Brian and his team are available 24/7 and consistently provide spot-on, pragmatic advice on key law firm decisions and initiatives. For many years, Brian’s counsel has been instrumental to the success of law firms across the Gulf South, and I endorse him, without reservation, as a law firm consultant to help solve problems and plan for the future growth of your firm.
CAMPBELL WALLACE, PARTNER AT FRILOT LLC
I strongly recommend Brian to any firm or individual lawyer looking for performance improvement in
law firm management, compensation programs and marketing.
BRUCE A. CRANNER
Brian and his team keep us up to date on the latest trends and economics for our regional legal market.
His advice and insight are invaluable.
APRIL WATSON l PARTNER AT SESSION,FISHMAN, NATHAN & ISRAEL, LLC
Early this year our firm contacted PerformLaw to assist us in developing a marketing plan. In a three month period, Brian worked with each member of our firm as well as our office manager to learn about the strengths and weaknesses the firm. He created a written marketing plan with specific recommendations on how our firm can take our marketing efforts to the next level. We are in the process of analyzing and implementing that plan. Our firm is pleased with Brian’s work. He works well with attorneys and is very knowledgeable. We are optimistic that the plan will be successful.
KARL STEINBERGER, SHAREHOLDER, V.P., HEIDELBERG, STEINBERGER, COLMER, BURROW, P.A.
We are a three-lawyer firm in Mississippi, and engaged PerformLaw for help with strategic planning. Brian gave us practical advice tailored to our unique needs and patiently guided us through the process. We highly recommend PerformLaw.
ROBERT LOGAN l LOGAN & MAYO, PA
I have worked with Brian for over 12 years and offer my unconditional recommendation. Brian was hired to assist me with the financial management of my growing business. Financial management assistance was just the beginning! As a part time consultant Brian eventually took over the role of COO based on his knowledge and experience with human resources and IT. He set up practice plans for our technical staff, coached me to be a more effective CEO, assisted me with expansion of the company including opening a subsidiary in Hong Kong.
Ultimately, he was the driving force through a 5+ year successful search effort culminating in the recent stock sale of DLS. There is no facet of business management that I would not trust to Brian. He has always acted professionally as the advocate of “the company” and with the utmost discretion. I cannot think of anyone worthy of higher praise.
NORMAN DUFOUR JR. l DUFOUR, LASKAY & STROUSE, INC.
Brian is great with the small details while maintaining his perspective on the big picture. His recommendations and assistance with implementation have been instrumental in significantly reducing our firm's overhead and increasing profitability.
ERIC SCHORR, Estate Planning & Probate Attorney at SESSIONS, FISHMAN, NATHAN & ISRAEL, LLC
Brian helped our law firm determine our profitability model and made suggestions to help us increase our business growth with ideas that we can implement right away. We thoroughly enjoyed working with him through the process.
His expertise in these fields is excellent."
K.PATRICK DOUGLAS l DOUGLAS, HAUN & HEIDEMANN
Our firm has worked with Brian for over 5 years to assist with management issues ranging from staffing, marketing, billable rates and billing models, profitability, and compensation plans just to name a few. Brian’s insight, creative solutions, and management partnership have been invaluable to our firm.
ROBERT M. KALLAM, MANAGING PARTNER AT PREIS PLC
Brian is quite adept and effective at analyzing potential obstacles to the continued growth and success of a law firm’s practice and in creating ways to overcome those obstacles. He also is innovative in providing potential solutions for the continued success of the firm, which is Brian’s primary goal.Brian’s experience and overall knowledge of law firm management are invaluable and would be beneficial to any firm in search of ideas for continued growth and success.
MORGAN J. WELLS, JR.,
LARZELERE PICOU WELLS SIMPSON LONERO, LLC