In an increasingly competitive environment, law firm leaders continue to explore strategies that will allow them to increase the depth and breadth of their practices and ensure their stability and legacy. Join this webinar to take a closer look at three expansion strategies -- firm mergers, practice group acquisition and lateral hires – and the homework that must be done in considering each strategy. We will discuss the role of due diligence, preparation of a business model, the role of benefits, and the potential of cultural disruption in expanding and growing your firm. 



•    Review structural options as a strategy to expand a firm
•    Examine necessary steps to take for the analysis of each strategy
•    Analyze impact of a successful or non-successful merger/ hire 


Join Expansion Strategies to Grow Your Firm with subject expert John Fitzgerald, CPA, for this one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. CST (1 p.m. MST, 12 p.m. PST, 3 p.m. EST). 


Bring together as many individuals as you wish in your office or chapter meeting space to this webinar.

•    Invite your colleagues
•    Invite your staff 
•    Invite your ALA friends 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pacific 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Mountain 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.; Central 2:00 – 3:00p.m.; Eastern 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


CLM Credits: (Note that only the CLM credit available for this webinar is stated below. If a credit is not stated, it is not available for this program.)


CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/Business Management (LI)


CLM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/Business Management (LI) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

California MCLE: The Association of Legal Administrators certifies that this webinar has been approved by the State Bar of California for 1 hour of MCLE credit.

MCLE/Other States: Credit may be available in other states but cannot be guaranteed. In all states, accreditation is dependent on individual state guidelines and filing regulations.


John Fitzgerald, CPA, audit partner, member of the Executive Committee, and Chair of Law Firm Services at Berdon LLP, has been with the firm since 1991. Fitzgerald is one of the firm’s key advisors to law practices and also works with closely held businesses in the real estate, hospitality, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. He consults on maximizing opportunities in purchases, sales, and acquisitions; obtaining financing and refinancing; preserving and transferring wealth; and on improving operations. Fitzgerald is also active in the firm’s education committee, training younger professionals and staff in essential audit and professional development skills.

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
February 17, 2016 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Expansion Strategies to Grow Your Firm
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Association of Legal Administrators
CLMSM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1.00
CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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