Our Team

Brian Kennel

CEO & FOUNDER

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I understand the complexities involved in running a law firm. For nearly two decades, I've helped small and mid-sized firms solve their management problems.

Living in a data-driven world that expects instantaneous answers, I help clients to leverage available data collection applications to remove much of the guesswork from the decision-making process. 

Sean Kennel, MBA

Management Consultant

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I help law firms to make data-informed decisions regarding their strategic priorities. In providing financial metrics such as compensation models, timekeeper profitability, and workload distributions, I help law firms to become more efficient and profitable.

Equally rewarding to me is working with clients to secure a solid future by providing them with plan and growth projections, merger analysis, lateral models and transition plans.

 

Kathryn Sintz

Marketing Advisor

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I have worked with law firms in a marketing capacity for over 15 years, both in-house at a mid-sized law firm and as an outside consultant. This experience, along with my Masters in Social Work, has given me a strong understanding of the unique needs of attorneys and how to best communicate their expertise. I love the challenge of taking complicated legal topics and presenting them in a way that effectively reaches current and prospective clients.   

Jan Sander, MBA

Management Consultant

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Working with law firms, I strive to create and improve procedures that will stimulate individual contributions as well as collaboration among the firm’s members. I do this using an analytical yet personalized approach.

What excites me about my job is the ability to create and improve procedures that help the individual members of law firms realize their full potential. I enjoy the in-depth research, the objective definition, and the strategy and process development that go into solving a problem for our clients. At the start of an engagement with a law firm, it is important to me to understand the concerns and needs of the affected individual members of the firm. I am then able to develop a solution that considers the MO of the involved parties that also improves the firm’s overall operations.

 

Samarie Gasper, MBA

Management Consultant

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Samarie specializes in curating cultural, operational, and management development strategies that are designed to enhance employee engagement and productivity in law firms.

 

Believing strong, positive, and productive organizations begin with building the best teams, Samarie focuses on organizational development in law firms. She helps firms to develop and implement systems, policies, and procedures that create an equitable and productive workplace. 

 

 Samarie’s positive energy and fresh perspective help law firms to better engage their people and optimize performance.

Brian Kennel, Jr.

Business Services Manager

As Business Service Manager for PerformLaw, I provide management and operational support to our law firm clients. This includes payroll management, cloud-based bill pay, benefits compliance support, 401K processing, and client profitability. I began working with Perfomlaw during the summer and other school breaks. Now working on a full-time basis, it is fun to watch the company grow and to help our law firm clients do the same.

Michelle Newberry

Accounting Systems Consultant

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I provide remote and virtual bookkeeping and accounting services. Specializing in general bookkeeping, payroll, financial analysis, QuickBooks training, Escrow/Trust account accounting, I provide an affordable and efficient way to meet all of a law firm's accounting needs.  Learn more by visiting my website

 

Sherry Malinawan

Project Administrator

As a data & project administrator, I am responsible for managing various projects and data. Utilizing PerformLaw’s data-driven approach to problem-solving, I process large volumes of data to uncover relevant information. I organize this data into charts and timelines to visually communicate the information to clients. I am motivated by the actionable insights gained through data analysis which allow us to better serve our clients.

Galy Vega

Scheduling Manager

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A great resource to PerformLaw and to other law firms, Galy Vega Virtual Administrative Services provides a lengthy list of virtual services. Galy takes care of your administrative tasks so you can focus on what you do best.

Galy is a highly creative and passionate professional with over 7 years of experience in Administration and Marketing. She works with CEO's, law firms and business owners throughout the United States, providing extensive business services.

She is now available for direct assignments.

Hope Brusstar

Data Analyst

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With a degree in mathematics and experience working in a law firm, I now use my varied background to aid law firm clients with data analytics. My work includes gathering and cleaning data, distilling the data to gain insights, and preparing and presenting visualizations for law firms to help them better understand their needs and make more informed business decisions.

OUR TRUSTED PARTNERS

Arian Elfant, PhD.

If we are not careful, all of us run the risk of the day-to-day grind moving us further away from our true interests, motivations, and natural skillset. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with clients who are successful in their careers but have lost touch with their purpose.

My passion and expertise lie in reconnecting you, your team or your organization to what truly drives you and identifying what is getting in the way of optimal emotional and financial success.

Arian Elfant obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2001 and completed post-doctoral training at Vanderbilt University’s Psychological and Counseling Center. She continued to work at Vanderbilt as a clinician, a supervisor and as the Director of Assessment Services until August 2003. Arian has been in private practice in New Orleans for over 16 years. Presently, she serves on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Through the course of her clinical work with many successful business professionals, Arian developed a passion for leadership development. She now devotes a portion of her practice specifically to Consulting Psychology. She is certified in the Hogan Assessment, an assessment tool aligned with the specific needs of businesses and leaders. Arian is also an active member of the Division of Consulting Psychology of the American Psychological Association.