Fairfax Associates brings together the skills of highly experienced professional services consultants with particular expertise in law firms. Our Principals have advised professional firms since the 1980s and combine high-level strategic and analytical thinking with a profound understanding of professional firms and the way in which professionals are managed.

Our knowledge of professional services and partnerships is supported by technical consulting skills, including process consulting, corporate strategy, leadership coaching, change management, training and communications, external (market and competitor) research, financial analysis, management and organizational design, and role definition.

Lisa Smith

Principal | Washington, DC | 202.365.4180

Lisa advises law firms domestically and internationally on strategy development, mergers, management and governance, partner compensation and structure issues, and financial and operational performance and management...

Kristin Stark

Principal | Irvine, California | 415.215.9294

Kristin advises law firms on strategy development and implementation, organizational management and structure, financial management, and compensation...

Giles Rubens

Senior Advisor | London | +44 (0)20 3633 3943

Giles has more than 20 years' experience advising professional services firms - working with a number of the largest international practices...

Lisa Rohrer

Senior Advisor | Cambridge, MA | 617.800.5972

Lisa consults with clients on leadership, strategy, new business models, compensation and client feedback...

Our expertise

Fairfax Principals work with the support of a number of researchers and analysts and we shape our team according to the demands of the engagement and our client's internal resources.

Please feel free to contact any of us directly or to use the general contacts page and we will direct your enquiry to the appropriate principal.