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.

We 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.

Featured Insights

Evolving Partner Structure

Evolving Partner Structure

As the percentage of income partners grows within firms, it is time for firms to evaluate their partnership structure ...
Establishing a High Functioning Governing Board

Establishing a High Functioning Governing Board

Given the crucial role the law firm governing board plays in shaping a firm’s future, the time has never been ...
Positioning for Merger

Positioning for Merger

Determining the right time to merge and, once a firm has determined that a merger is the right path, preparing ...

News & Events

Press Releases

Law Firm Mergers Have a California Focus in Q3

Fairfax Associates tracked 11 completed mergers in the third quarter of 2023 (meaning the effective date of the merger occurred during Q3 2023), bringing the total completed mergers for the first three quarters of the year to 41.

Speaking Engagements

Fairfax In the Press

Of Counsel interviews Lisa Smith

Recently, Of Counsel, a legal practice and management publication, held an interview with highly regarded Fairfax Associates principal, Lisa Smith. For three and a half decades at a few of the nation’s most prestigious consulting firms, Smith has helped regional,...