Successful Merger Integration for Law Firms

9781907787515: Successful Merger Integration for Law Firms

Managing Partner's Successful Merger Integration for Law Firms report will show you how to implement an effective business integration strategy to ensure you secure the results you set out to achieve. Renowned legal management consultant Jeff Gillingham examines the key challenges of merger integration and provides critical guidance on how to: *Overcome irritating, but key issues such as partner ownership value; *Use the merger as a tool to build a sustainable delivery model; *Lead and plan successfully for a merger integration - the 7 key phases; *Ensure management continuity to avoid delays and disruption to the business; *Develop an effective communication plan - internally and externally; *Integrate people, IT, knowledge and remuneration structures; *Ensure that clients are not affected during the business integration period; *Put in place a high performance culture through a solid talent retention strategy; *Realise your planned cost savings and revenue improvements; and *Avoid disruption through the development of a risk mitigation plan. Gillingham provides an in-depth look at financial forecasting and budgeting both during and after a merger, demonstrating how your firm can go about maintaining crucial revenue growth. Post merger early wins and quick hits are also discussed in detail as a method of maintaining momentum and providing assurance for key stakeholders early on. You will also find useful appendices within the report, including: A business plan template for the new firm; A practical framework for cascading tactical plans down to departments; A detailed internal communications checklist; and A case study of the successful integration strategy of SNR Denton.

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Jeff Gillingham is a founding member of Allegretto International AG which is based in Basle, Switzerland. He is a consultant specialising in law firm mergers and law firm productivity, business development, process improvement, change management, outsourcing and shared services. Jeff previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he was part of the global leadership team that developed the business process outsourcing model. Relocating from Australia to South America and then to the UK and Europe, he led service divisions in each continent. Prior to this, Jeff was the European CEO of a PwC professional services company with a turnover of US$130m. His prime focus has been on the financial and legal sectors, advising on company and organisational realignment through best practice and benchmarking. Jeff has extensive experience in developing markets and managing business units. He is an accomplished leader of people, having led both large teams of staff in shared service centres and small teams of highly-skilled specialist consultants. Jeff is the author of The Art of the Law Firm Merger, published by the Ark Group in 2009 and A Practical Guide to Setting Up and Operating a Shared Service Centre, published by the International Financial Services District Glasgow in 2005.

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