MIKE HARDER – Law Firm Business Consultant
In the 30 years Mike served as the Law Firm Administrator of Naman Howell Smith & Lee, the firm grew from one location to four and over 70 attorneys. That kind of growth and expansion afforded Mike a wealth of knowledge and experience that came from tackling just about every kind of issue that can arise for a law firm. B2 is now fortunate to have Mike bring that knowledge and experience to our clients providing them with a unique perspective of law firm success and how to achieve it.
After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Economics degrees from Baylor University, Mike started his career with Arthur Andersen. His sharp business acumen also led him to serve as the President of the TSTC Corporate College (Texas State Technical College) and the Executive Director of the TSTC Foundation. Mike also served on the Waco City Council, and currently is an Executive Committee member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a past President of Austin-Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA).
There are many issues facing firms of all sizes in today’s economic environment. Mike concentrates on foundational issues such as succession and strategic planning, leadership transition, and compensation plans.
Mike and his wife Ann have been married for over 40 years and after rearing three sons, now have three granddaughters. Payback is great!