Since 1997, TheRemsenGroup has worked with more than 350 law firms to help develop, implement and improve profitability. We concentrate our consulting services in three main areas: firm-wide and practice group strategic planning, firm retreats and recruiting COOs and CMOs. TheRemsenGroup works mostly with smaller and mid-size commercial firms, tailoring its recommendations to meet each law firm’s unique circumstances.

Representative Clients

2017

Hopkins Huebner – Des Moines, Iowa
Partner Retreat, May 2017

Lewis Thomason – Nashville, Tennessee
Firm Compensation Model, June 2017

DBL Law– Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Firm Governance Model, January 2017

Guilday Simpson – Tallahassee, Florida
Firm Retreat, February 2017

Hedrick Gardner – Wilmington, North Carolina
Equity Partner Strategic Planning Retreat, April 2017




Smith Hulsey & Busey – Jacksonville, Florida
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, March 2016

Snow Christensen Martineau  Salt Lake City, Utah
Leadership & Governance Model, March 2016

Weiss Serota Helfman – Miami, Florida
Firm Retreat, April 2016

Whitfield & Eddy – Des Moines, Iowa
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, September 2016

Czepiga Daly Pope – Berlin, Connecticut
Chief Operating Officer Search, September 2016

2016

Cantor & Webb – Miami, Florida
Chief Operating Officer Search, February 2016

DBL Law – Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Leadership and Governance Structure, July 2016

Hopkins & Huebner – Des Moines, Iowa
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, February 2016

Meland Russin & Budwick – Miami, Florida
Firm Retreat, September 2016

Ogden & Sullivan – Tampa, Florida
Chief Operating Officer Search, May 2016

Rothman Gordon – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, January 2016


"We have worked with John on several occasions. He is a skilled facilitator who challenges an organization to evaluate its position in the marketplace and change where needed. He understands the value of leadership and the need for comprehensive business and marketing plans. We highly recommend John."
Ronald G. Polly, Jr., Esq. – Managing Partner – Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP


 

PKF North America Atlanta, Georgia
Membership Survey, October 2015

Watt Tieder Hoffar & Fitzgerald McLean, Virginia
Firm Retreat, October 2014
Associate Retreat, April 2015

The Webb Law Firm Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Firm-wide Strategic Planning, October 2015

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Sacramento, California
Firm Retreat, June 2015

Williams Leininger & Cosby – North Palm Beach, Florida
Firm Retreat, December 2015

Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen Sarasota, Florida
Firm-wide Strategic Planning, September 2015

2015

Clyde Snow – Salt Lake City, Utah
Firm Retreat, May 2015

Connolly Gallagher Wilmington, Delaware
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, April 2015

DBL Law Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Firm Retreat, February 2015
Chief Operating Officer Search, June 2015

Drew Eckl & Farnham Atlanta, Georgia
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, March 2015

Frantz McConnell & Seymour Knoxville, Tennessee
Strategic Planning Retreat, April 2015

Hartman Simons & Wood Atlanta, Georgia
Strategic Planning Retreat, August 2015

Ogden & Sullivan – Tampa, Florida
Firm Retreat, March 2015


“John is a very inspiring and thoughtful leader. He is nationally recognized and his knowledge of law firms and law firm leadership is deep and broad based. He listens well and is responsive to the group with whom he is working. I highly recommend him.”
Ann Evanko, Esq. – Managing Partner/President – Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.


 

Spicer Rudstrom Nashville, Tennessee
Firm-wide Strategic Planning, June 2014

Stuart & Branigin Lafayette, Indiana
Firm-wide Strategic Planning, August 2014

Watt Tieder Hoffar & Fitzgerald – McLean, Virginia
Firm Retreat, October 2014
Associate Retreat, April 2015

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman – Miami, Florida
Firm Marketing Retreat, May 2006
Firm Retreat, September 2014

2014

Halleland Habicht Brainerd, Minnesota
Firm Retreat, February 2014

Hurtwitz & Fine Buffalo, New York
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, December 2014

Jones Blechman Woltz & Kelly Newport News, Virginia
Firm Retreat, January 2014

Kubicki Draper Miami, Florida
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, September 2014

McGuire Wood & Bissette Asheville, North Carolina
Chief Operating Officer Search, September 2014

Pender & Coward Virginia Beach, Virginia
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, August 2014


"John facilitated our 2015 annual retreat this past February and we were very pleased with his work and the results of our retreat. John did a great job of preparing himself and our partners for the retreat, and facilitated getting all topics on the table, some very difficult, and facilitated sometimes awkward discussions in a professional manner. All felt they had a fair chance to weigh in and we all left the retreat with a clearer understanding of the issues presented and a plan to address. We intend to continue utilizing John's services in the future." 
James Dressman, Esq. – Managing Partner – Dressman Benzinger LaVelle


 

Levy Craig Lawrence, Kansas
Firm Retreat, April 2013

Luper Neidenthal & Logan Columbus, Ohio
Firm Retreat, October 2013

Snow Christensen & Martineau Salt Lake City, Utah
Marketing & Business Development Workshop, February 2013

2013

Crary Huff – Omaha, Nebraska
Firm Retreat, August 2013

Denton & Keuler Paducah, Kentucky
Firm Marketing Retreat, August 2013

Friend Hudak & Harris – Atlanta, Georgia
Marketing & Business Development Workshops, January through December 2013

Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen Peoria, Illinois
Firm Retreat, September 2013


"John helped to facilitate and presented at our annual firm retreat. He brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the table. His presentations are very interesting, thought provoking, and engaging. Many attorneys at our firm told me that this was the best retreat ever and that they really appreciated John's presentations."
Walter A. Romney Jr., Esq. – Managing Director – Clyde Snow & Sessions


 

Iseman Cunningham Riester & Hyde – Albany, New York
Firm Retreat, February 2012

Nutter McClennen & Fish Boston, Massachusetts
Firm-wide Marketing and Business Development Audit, June 2012

Roemer Wallens Gold Mineaux – Albany, New York
Marketing & Business Development Workshop, March 2012

Thomason Hendrix Memphis, Tennessee
Firm Retreat, August 2012

Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt – Birmingham, Alabama
Firm Retreat, April 2012

Wilson Worley Moore Gamble & Stout – Kingsport, Tennessee
Firm Retreat, January 2012

2012

Alexander & Associates – Atlanta, Georgia
Firm Retreat, February 2012

Bates Carey – Chicago, Illinois
Firm Retreat, February 2012

Dinse Knapp McAndrew – Burlington, Vermont
Firm Strategic Planning Retreat, November 2012

Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker Birmingham, Alabama
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, September 2012

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young – Atlanta, Georgia
Firm Marketing Retreat, February 2012

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young – Atlanta, Georgia
Marketing & Business Development Workshop, September 2012


"Our Firm hired John to assist in our strategic planning process, and he did an excellent job of facilitating our process and getting us where we wanted to go. He did what he promised." 
M. Richard Lewis, Jr., Esq. – Managing Shareholder; Board of Directors – Smith Hulsey & Busey


 

Rhoades McKee Grand Rapids, Michigan
Firm Retreat, October 2011

Stokes Roberts & Wagner College Park, Georgia
Firm Retreat, September 2011

2011

Goodman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson – Atlanta, Georgia
Marketing & Business Development Workshop, January 2011

McNamee Lochner Titus & Williams Albany, New York
Firm Retreat, February 2011

Piedra & Associates Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Firm Retreat, September 2011


"We asked John to attend our annual partners meeting and provide a motivational presentation on the attributes of a great partner. He delivered a speech with great insight and energy that resonated well with our partners. We would highly recommend him!" 
Gary Nelson, Esq. – Managing Partner – Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen


 

Mirick O’Connell DeMallie & Lougee Worcester, Massachusetts
Firm Retreat, October 2010

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell – Orlando, Florida
Chief Operating Officer Search, March 2010

Williams & Anderson Little Rock, Arkansas
Marketing Workshop, February 2010

2010

Dean Mead – Orlando, Florida
Firm Marketing Retreat, May 2010

Gallivan White & Boyd, PA Greenville, South Carolina
Chief Operating Officer Search, May 2010

Hutchens Law Firm – Fayetteville, North Carolina
Firm-wide Strategic Planning, July 2010


"My firm Clarke Silverglate, P.A. hired John Remsen to assist with defining strategic goals and developing a marketing strategy. John was great to work with. He has a depth of experience in the legal industry, and he delivered what he promised at a reasonable price. We have implemented many of John's recommendations, with good results. I highly recommend John to other law firms and legal organizations." 
Spencer Silverglate, Esq. – Managing Shareholder and Co-Founder – Clarke Silverglate, P.A.


 

Meland Russin & Budwick – Miami, Florida
Firm Marketing Retreat, August 2009

Sachs Sax Kaplan – Boca Raton, Florida
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, January 2008
Chief Operating Officer Search, March 2008
Firm Retreat, March 2008
Firm Strategic Planning Retreat, February 2009
Associate Marketing Workshop, March 2009

2009

Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms Charleston, South Carolina
Firm Retreat, July 2009

Christian & Small – Birmingham, Alabama
Firm Marketing Retreat, July 2008
Marketing Workshop, January 2009

Collins & Lacy Columbia, South Carolina
Strategic Planning Retreat, March 2009
Chief Operating Officer Search, October 2009

Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer – New Orleans, Louisiana
Firm Strategic Plan, September 2009


"We engaged John to assist us in the identification and implementation of certain strategic initiatives which we saw as essential to the long-term growth of our firm. We knew that reaching consensus on some of the issues would be difficult, but John, with his vast knowledge of similar firms with similar issues, helped us to focus on the majority good and reach positions on which everyone could agree. More than simply a paid consultant, he gave the very strong sense that he was genuinely interested, if not actually invested, in our well-being." 
Eddie Benton – Chief Operating Officer – Murphy & Grantland, P.A.


 

Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson Salina, Kansas
Firm-wide Strategic Plan – June 2008

Leatherwood Walker Todd & Mann Charlotte, North Carolina
Firm Retreat, April 2008

Milling Benson Woodward – New Orleans, Louisiana
Firm Marketing Retreat, March 2008

Minor Bell & Neal Dalton, Georgia
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, March 2008

Primerus – Colorado Springs, Colorado
2008 National Conference, October 2008
Member Benefits Program

Rosen Rosen & Hagood – Charleston, South Carolina
Firm Retreat, December 2008

Susman Godfrey – Houston, Texas
Firm-wide Marketing Audit, October 2008

Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis – Jackson, Mississippi
Firm Retreat, May 2008

Williams Venker & Sanders – St. Louis, Missouri
Firm Marketing Retreat, February 2008

2008

Baker & Hostetler – Cleveland, Ohio
Firm Retreat, June 2008

Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn – Evansville, Indiana
Firm-wide Marketing Audit, March 2008

Christian & Small – Birmingham, Alabama
Firm Marketing Retreat, July 2008
Marketing Workshop, January 2009

Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond & Stackhouse Pensacola, Florida
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, January 2008

Cunningham Bounds – Mobile, Alabama
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, July 2008
Marketing Director Search, November 2008

Deutsch Kerrigan – New Orleans, Louisiana
Firm Retreat, June 2008

Dominick Feld Hyde – Birmingham, Alabama
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, August 2008

Florida Law Firm Network Orlando, Florida
Marketing & Business Development Meeting, May 2008

Foland Wickens Eisfelder Roper & Hofer  Kansas City, Missouri
Firm-wide Strategic Planning, October 2008


"We hired John to assist the firm in recruiting new executive director. He located a number of good candidates. John has the respect of many in the industry. Ultimately, his work resulted in a hire."
Blane Clark, Esq. – Managing Partner – Kean Miller


 

Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen Tampa, Florida
Firm Marketing Retreat, January 2007

Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos – Sarasota, Florida
Firm Marketing Retreat, November 2007

Rogers Towers & Thomas Columbia, South Carolina
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, February 2007
Firm Retreat, February 2007

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell – Orlando, Florida
Marketing Director Search, April 2007

Shuffield Lowman & Wilson Orlando, Florida
Firm Retreat, May 2007

Thompson Rollins Schwartz & Borowski – Atlanta, Georgia
Marketing Workshop, April 2007

Wilson Cribbs & Goren – Houston, Texas
Firm Retreat, February 2007

2007

Andersen Tate & Carr Watercolor, Florida
Firm Retreat, February 2007

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago, Illinois
Firm Retreat, April 2007

Babcock Partners Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Firm-wide Marketing Plan, August 2007

Bell Nunnally & Martin – Dallas, Texas
Firm Retreat, February 2007

Bricklemyer Smolker & Bolves Tampa, Florida
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, October 2007

EysterKey – Birmingham, Alabama
Firm Marketing Retreat, May 2007

Litchford & Christopher – Orlando, Florida
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, March 2007

Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed – Orlando, Florida
Firm Marketing Retreat, November 2007


"Was a pleasure to work with John. Provided excellent industry insight, and a valued service."
Brian Moore, Esq. – Equity Partner – Drew Eckl & Farnham


 

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman – Miami, Florida
Firm Marketing Retreat, May 2006
Firm Retreat, September 2014

White Arnold & Dowd – Birmingham, Alabama
Firm-wide Strategic Plan, September, 2006

 

2006

Batson Nolan Clarksville, Tennessee
Firm-wide Marketing Plan, June 2006

Kean Miller – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Marketing Director Job Search, July 2006

Powers & Frost Houston, Texas
Firm-wide Marketing Plan, August 2006


"John lead our firm retreat and provided an excellent forum on a number of important subjects impacting our law firm. He assisted in helping the firm identify areas that require improvement and methods for doing so and helped us crystallize a vision for the firm's future."
Peter Russin, Esq. – Attorney – Meland Russin & Budwick, PA


Updated: May 2017