About the author
Stephen Mabey is a CPA, CA, and the Managing Director of Applied Strategies, Inc. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management; written over 100 articles on law firm management published in legal periodicals in the United States & Canada; Has spent more than 25 years in a senior management role with 200+ lawyer multi-office law firm; and spent over 11 years providing advice and counsel to small and mid-size law firms.
Stephen has advised on a wide range of law firm issues, including - strategic planning, leadership, succession planning, business development, capitalization of partnerships, lawyer & staff engagement, marketing, key performance indicators, competitive intelligence, finance, mergers, practice transitioning, compensation, organizational structures, and partnership arrangements.
Stephen's clients have said, "His advice and the solutions were tailored to our unique needs and business context," "It's as though he 'got us' right away and didn't waste our time (or our money) on the unnecessary stuff," "Stephen was invaluable in helping us steer through a difficult time of transition within our firm," "He has helped our firm immensely over the past number of years, and we are most appreciative of his contribution it's like have a CEO on retainer," "Steve possesses that rare ability to bluntly deliver tough and practical business advice while maintaining his personal warmth and good humor," "Stephen has been invaluable in assisting with and guiding us through our strategic planning process. His broad knowledge and experience, combined with his engaging and inclusive facilitation style, promotes thoughtful and productive discussion among our partners," and, "Steve always pushes the leading edge in terms of new ideas and new ways to carry on business."