Managing Partners Forum

The opportunity to spend an entire day sharing ideas with other managing partners was very therapeutic. I feel better knowing that I am not alone.

Jeffrey L. Embleton, Esq.
Mansour, Gavin, Gerlack & Manos - Cleveland, OH

Fall Symposium

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October 6-7, 2021 - Chicago, Illinois

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID pandemic, we offer "risk-free registration" and will provide full refunds for last-minute cancellations.

The MPF Fall Symposium is a full-day law firm leadership conference designed especially for managing partners and leaders of smaller and midsize law firms. We look forward to returning to the University Club for our first in-person event in quite a while.   

Compared to The MPF Leadership Conference (our signature event in Atlanta), the Symposium is a smaller, more intimate conference that “drills down” on a specific topic based on the feedback and input we gather from firm leaders. 

This year, our topic is succession planning and we will cover a variety of issues associated with this challenging issue. Our format is highly interactive, with audience polling, group exercises and plenty of networking opportunities. Our faculty consists of both legal industry thought leaders and managing partners who have successfully led their firms through succession and transition.  

Registration is limited to 60 participants.

Who Should Attend

  • Managing Partners and CEOs of Law Firms in Transition
  • Founding Partners Assessing Transition Options
  • Future Law Firm Leaders and COOs
    NOTE: This program is especially relevant for founding partners of first-generation law firms.

Topics We Will Cover

  • Firm Valuation Models
  • Passing the Firm to Next Generation
  • Merger/Acquisition Options 
  • Selling to Outside Investors
  • Discussing Transition with Your Partners
  • Communicating the Plan to Others
  • Ethical/Risk Management Issues
  • Now What? Life after Law

Registration Includes

  • All Symposium Meals and Events
  • Comprehensive Handout Materials 
  • Retirement by Design by Ida Abbott
  • Access to MPF Listserv
  • Private Consultation with Selected Faculty Member



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