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.
Mark teaches the Business Development: Marketing and Client Service class for the Solo/Small Practice Management Certificate. In addition, Mark is involved in the Master of Science in Legal Administration Program where he teaches the Strategic Marketing and Business Development class. Mark has been teaching at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law for two years.
Brenda has over 18 years of experience working with a wide range of small businesses on various taxation, attestation, and planning issues. Brenda is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) which is a certification awarded by the AICPA. She is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) with experience in business valuation and economic damages claims litigation assignments, as well as valuation analysis for estate & tax transactions.
Ms. Clarke is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a BS in Business Administration and has previous work experience as a controller for a regional transportation company. Brenda has strong industry experience working with manufacturing companies, professional service firms and high tech clients
Brenda is new to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and we are excited that she will be teaching Accounting for the Small Legal Practice. Brenda has also given a presentation at a recent CLE held at the Sturm College of Law on Solo Practice Management.
Leslie started her own law firm in Boulder in 1990, and for over 20 years her practice emphasized corporate law and general litigation, as well as health law, real estate, and family law.
Previously, Leslie practiced with Frascona and Joiner in Boulder and with Cosgriff, Dunn & Abplanalp in Vail; she was also Vice President and General Counsel for Ameracq, Incorporated, and was appointed to monitor the Legal Services Corporation in the Western U.S.
Leslie is a graduate of the University of Denver (J.D., 1985 and M.B.A., 1982) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (B.A., 1979), and is an L.L.M. candidate at the National Judicial College/University of Nevada. She currently adjudicates an array of administrative law matters for the State of Colorado, and also teaches business and health law courses at two other Colorado universities.
Leslie teaches the Introduction to Small Practice Management class for the Certificate program. This is Leslie’s first semester at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.