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

Re-examining Law Firm Capital Models

Re-examining Law Firm Capital Models

After several strong years of performance, and looking ahead at economic uncertainty, the time has never been better for firms ...
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Secrets of High Performing Firms

Secrets of High Performing Firms

While some of the elements of differentiation among firms are based on factors like geography and history, others are driven ...
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Strategy in Volatile Times

Strategy in Volatile Times

While law firms have been necessarily preoccupied with shorter term operational requirements, ongoing evolution in the legal industry and the ...
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News & Events

Press Releases

Law Firm Mergers Up in 2022

Law firm merger activity increased in 2022 relative to 2021, with a number of significant midsize mergers in the US but more limited cross-border activity than observed in previous years, according to the merger research team at Fairfax Associates.

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,...