"Due to the nature of my practice, I feel very confident when I say that I can advise practically any business on corporate formation, structuring, M&A, and general business building strategies. I spend much of my time as a lawyer advising clients on these matters. As one might imagine, it was more than a little embarrassing for me when it came time to expand MY company and I realized that I wasn't sure how to proceed. I'd successfully helped clients create numerous businesses, but I had never been asked to help build a law firm. I started to do research in my spare time, of which there was very little of course, and quickly realized I was in over my head. I turned to Brian and Sean at PerformLaw, and they gave me a crash course in firm building and then helped me to reframe my thought process and plan my expansion in a more precise manner. I won't say that I couldn't have done it with out them, but I can absolutely say that I would have overlooked some significant issues and it would have taken far longer. I would highly recommend them to any firm looking to expand through merging and lateral hiring."
Dave Rodman, The Rodman Law Group
"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 , McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy McDaniel & Welch
"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, Larzelere Picou Wells Simpson Lonero, LLC
"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, Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, LLC
"Our firm has worked with PerformLaw 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 , Preis PLC
"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 , Douglas, Haun & Heidemann
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, Talley, Anthony, Hughes & Knight, L.L.C.
"I have had the pleasure of working closely with Brian for several years, as a trusted consultant on my career. I recommend his skills in assessing the valuation, structure, and ongoing profitability of law firms. He has the ability to understand complex information and provide quick concise analysis, as necessary. I appreciate his keen negotiating skills and ability to get a job completed to the end. I am very pleased with the outcome of our corroboration."
Colin Kemmerly, Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C.
"Brian is a tremendous asset and resource for our firm. He has assisted us 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, Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett
"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
"I am fortunate to have worked with Brian Kennel during his tenure as the Chairman/President of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Foundation Board. I watched Brian skillfully lead the development of the Foundation's reputation, Board participation and donor engagement. As a result, the Foundation continues to make a meaningful impact on the hospital's ability to improve the quality of life in our community."
Bill Davis , Chief Executive Officer - Slidell Market
"Brian is highly knowledgeable, insightful and great to work with. He has been instrumental in our efforts as a law firm."
Robert Johnston , Pusateri, Johnston, Guillot & Greenbaum
"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 of 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, Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer, Burrow, P.A.
"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."