Mark Beese

Master of Science in Legal Administration MSLA

Adjunct Professor

Mark is President of Leadership for Lawyers, LLC, a consultancy focused on helping lawyers become better leaders and business developers. He provides training, coaching and consultation to firms in the areas of leadership development, business development and marketing.

Mark has more than 20 years experience as a chief marketing officer for professional services firms. He has served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Holland & Hart, a 450 attorney law firm based in Denver, the Director of Marketing for the New York law firm of Hodgson Russ and Director of Marketing for Kideney Architects in Buffalo, NY. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

Mark has received numerous awards including “Marketing Director of the Year” from the Marketing Partner Forum, the “IQ Award” for innovation by the Boulder County Business Report, five “Your Honor Awards” from the Legal Marketing Association, the PR Legal News Award and the ABA Law Practice Management Magazine Edge Award. In 2005, the Denver Business Journal named Mark as one of Denver’s 40 under Forty leaders.

Mark received his B.S. and M.B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Buffalo. He is a former international board member of the Legal Marketing Association and past president of the Rocky Mountain Legal Marketing Association. He is a past chair of the Marketing Committee of Terralex, an international association of law firms in 93 countries. He serves as a faculty member of the Marketing Directors Institute and is a frequent speaker at the Marketing Partner Forum and the Legal Marketing Association conferences. He is a frequent contributor to law practice management publications.

He writes on leadership issues on his blog, www.leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com.