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We are a boutique management consultancy serving law firms around the world and in every market segment, to help your firm better prepare for tomorrow. We handle every engagement as unique, with no ready-made advice or one-size-fits-all matrices. Our approach is high-touch, informed by data and the history and capabilities of your specific firm, and driven by the insights, perspective, and judgment of the only people you’ll work with, our principals–who bring to your engagement their decades and decades of hands-on experience.

We focus on: Strategic clarity; reinforcing what differentiates your firm; fostering internal collaboration; aligning compensation with long-run strategic objectives; running your firm or organization as the business enterprise it is; evaluating potential acquisitions or combinations—and helping you use the power of “No.”

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Where We’ll Be

There’s no substitute for face to face. Meeting in person invites nuance, shading, adds dimensions to communication, and fosters stronger relationships. So, we travel. Here are a few of our upcoming locations. Are you in the area? Want to meet? Let us know.

January 23, 2019
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What People Are Saying

“Feedback from the retreat has been universally positive. We’ve hired strategy consultants before but those meetings devolved into inward looking diatribes about collective misgivings. Your leadership of this retreat was completely aligned with action, progress, and results; you both did a masterful job of keeping our eyes on the future. I strongly believe that real differentiation will come from this scrupulous focus on our strategy.. And I envision that you both can really help us in implementation. Bravo!”

– CEO, Boutique



Bruce MacEwen, President
direct: +1.212.866.4800
mobile: .+1.212.866.2630
New York

Janet Stanton, Partner
direct: +1.212.866.4270
New York

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