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Tom E.  Havas*

Practice Group Manager

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.

Overview

Tom manages the financial and administrative functions of the Transactional business unit, drawing on his broad-ranging operations experience to support achievement of the firm’s strategic and operational goals. He brings a successful track record in improving processes, building consensus, developing growth strategies, and realizing business objectives to his work for Michael Best.

As a comprehensive business partner, Tom has:

  • Managed performance, recommended staffing and spending controls, and managed receivables, work-in-process, personnel and capacity forecasts
  • Created a month-end reporting package
  • Recommended actions to improve performance and control expenses
  • Served as a project manager on office consolidation and renovation
  • Partnered with practice groups chair to evaluate attorney performances, develop bonus plans and compensation adjustments, establish billing rates, and budget revenue targets

Education

Community Involvement

  • Wauwatosa Curling Club, Secretary
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