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ABOUT US

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Through the past 20 years, PerformLaw has worked with law firms and their leadership teams in a number of different areas. Brian Kennel, owner of PerformLaw, is highly skilled in counseling law firm clients in business development efforts, operational issues, compensation packages, coaching for goal setting and goal achievement and strategic planning.

 

With a personal, hands-on approach, Brian works closely with each client to achieve their goals – whether they’re solving urgent challenges or planning for the future.

 

PerformLaw clients are small to mid-sized organizations that feel they could get more from their people and processes. Though they are capable and successful, they may benefit from enhanced efficiency, accelerated cash flow, streamlined time frames and increased revenues. At PerformLaw, we have particular expertise with law firms, having consulted on the management, strategy and technology aspects of businesses for over 20 years.

Brian Kennel / CEO, Lead Consultant

Brian Kennel is an experienced management consultant with more than 20 years of experience in law firm and professional firm management and consulting. As owner of PerformLaw, his focus includes law firm performance improvement, partner and associate compensation, strategic and practice planning, financial management, new partner admittance, lateral evaluation and business development.

 

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What Our Clients Say

 

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    "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
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    "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
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    "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
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    "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
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    "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
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    APRIL WATSON l PARTNER AT SESSION,FISHMAN, NATHAN & ISRAEL, LLC

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    "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.
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    "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

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    "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.
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    "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

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Our Mission

To serve our clients by providing the highest quality professional services that address their business issues. We attract, recruit, and retain the most knowledgeable and passionate professionals, and we provide a collaborative culture that enables them to thrive professionally and personally. We deliver superior results to the legal community while contributing to the communities in which we live and work.

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Our Experience

With experience as a former legal administrator for a large commercial law firm, we understand the opportunities and challenges that exist in law firms. Our experience also includes building and selling law firm management services company to a Fortune 500 Company. Having had to meet internal payrolls and manage through difficult situations with limited resources allows PerformLaw to bring a well-developed skill to client engagements.

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Our Commitment

Is to deliver great value. We won’t waste your time. We return calls promptly and treat every client like they are our only client. We operate efficiently to keep costs down and provide professional, dedicated staff to service each client. At PerformLaw, we clearly explain your options minus the sugar coating. We are committed to earning your trust and serving as your “business coach for life.”