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MICHAEL C. BLANCHARD 
Principal, CEO

Mr. Blanchard has more than 18 years of experience working with law firms. As a Principal of Law Practice Advisory Group LLC, located in Rochester, NY, his primary areas of expertise include strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, partner compensation and capitalization, financial management and general counseling.

Professional Experience
Mr. Blanchard has extensive experience in law firm management and administration. Prior to forming Law Practice Advisory Group LLC, Mr. Blanchard held several senior level and executive management positions with many of the nation's leading law firms.

He began his career serving in the legal industry at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP as an internal management consultant. He later went on to serve as Skadden's Supervisor of Financial Planning & Budgeting and then Manager of Business Planning & Analysis.

In 1995 Mr. Blanchard became Chief Operating Officer for a large regional general practice law firm and then moved on to serve as Executive Director for one of the nation's leading intellectual property law firms. Mr. Blanchard holds a Master of Science in Legal Administration.

Education
B.S. State University of New York at Geneseo
M.S.L.A. University of Denver – College of Law

Professional & Community Associations

  • State University of New York at Geneseo, NY - School of Business Advisory Council
  • New Millennium Group of Western New York, Inc. - Board of Directors/Charter Member
  • CNA Insurance - Law Firm Risk Management - Client Advisory Board
  • Past member - Association of Legal Administrators

Publications
Author of numerous articles published in legal trade publications. Contributing author to the University of Denver - College of Law's Model Standards for Legal Administration, 1991.

 

HOWARD L. MUDRICK
Consultant

Mr. Mudrick's experience working with law firms spans more than 25 years. As a Consultant in association with Law Practice Advisory Group LLC, his primary areas of expertise include strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, partner compensation and capitalization, financial management and general counseling. He resides in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Mudrick has an extensive background in law firm consulting and management, including 13 years with Hildebrandt as head of their Financial Practice group. He has also served as administrator and controller for law firms in Washington, D.C.

Education
B.S. University of North Carolina

Professional Associations
American Institute of CPAs
Fellow - College of Law Practice Management
Board of Editors—Accounting and Financial Planning for Law Firms
Past Faculty - The Hildebrandt Institute

Publications
Co-author, Anatomy of a Law Firm Merger - How to Make or Break the Deal,published by American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section.

Author of numerous articles published in legal trade publications.

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