How We Help
No matter your age, experience, or the size of your firm, you’ve got to set yourself up to succeed not just today, but for years or even decades to come.
We meet law firm owners at various stages of their careers to ensure that they are prepared for the future of legal and to know where their practice will fit in that ecosystem.
You pour so much into your law practice. You spend years, decades, or an entire career building it. You invest time, effort, and money. Blood, sweat, and tears.
The last thing you want to do is let that all go to waste by failing to plan ahead and think long-term.
We can make sure you’re rewarded for your investment. And even more importantly, we can help you protect and preserve your professional legacy for the Next Generation Law Firm Owner.
Let’s explore how we can help you.
Whether you want to sell your firm, merge with another firm, or hire the next generation of lawyers to take over your practice when you retire, devising a long-term plan is vital. In the industry, we refer to this as “Succession Planning.” This means taking the time to figure out what will happen to your law firm when you are no longer there to run it, whether you choose to retire from the law, move into another industry, merge with another practice, or simply slow down your workload to focus on other priorities.
There are no good or bad, right or wrong goals – but there IS a right way to plan. No matter your practice or your goals, we are here to help you craft a plan that sets you and your firm up for long-term success.
There are many different ways to “retire” from a law practice, and it doesn’t just mean leaving the workforce for good. Whether you plan to stop working altogether, head to the bench, run for office, or simply take a break from practice, you need to start thinking about retirement now so you can take proactive steps in the direction of your goals. We help you do just that.
You may or may not have a compensation plan for your firm and if you do, it’s likely old, or it’s not holistic enough. You may focus just on performance evaluations, salaries, and bonuses. But what other incentives are you offering your staff? Do you have a strategy to find – and retain – the best talent in the industry? Do you have a long-term plan? Is this long-term plan realistic? Sustainable?
More importantly, what are you doing to protect the firm you’ve worked so hard to build? How do you preserve its value for future generations? How do you continue to recruit and retain the best team to keep your firm running, even when you stop working?
"We believe the afternoon that we spent with you, and the follow-up work the next day, is going to help us tremendously in the days to come."
The time and energy you spent with me and everyone in our law firm has focused all of us on the strategies necessary to keep everyone secure, grounded, and future facing.
Eben Rawls, Rawls, Scheer, Clary & Mingo, PLLC
It is a distinct pleasure to recommend Camille Stell to attorneys contemplating retirement. She provided invaluable assistance as I navigated my way through the transfer of my law practice, letting go of clients and transitioning into mediation as my new career.
Nancy Black Norelli, Norelli Law
Our President, Camille Stell, is a consultant, writer, and speaker designing modern law firms and guiding lawyers through succession planning and Life after Law.
- Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management
- Recognized by NC Lawyers Weekly as a “Leader in the Law” award recipient
- Recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as a “Women in Business” award recipient
- Serves on the Advisory Group for the Duke Law Tech Lab
- Serves on the NC Pro Bono Resource Center Advisory Board
- Serves on the NC State Bar Regulatory Study Committee
- Frequent contributor to NC Lawyers Weekly, and Attorney at Work blog
- Co-author, Designing a Succession Plan for Your Law Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide for Preparing Your Firm for Maximum Value, publication release date November 2020