Maxfield  Peterson, P.C.

Accountants & Advisors

We apply an innovative approach to problem-solving, allowing business owners or senior managers, law firm partners, and non-profits achieve their personal and professional goals.

As we all face this uncertain time surrounding COVID-19, we hope you, your family, and coworkers remain healthy and safe. To protect the health of our staff, we have implemented new protocols. Read our latest post to learn more. 

Maxfield • Peterson is an accounting and advisory firm dedicated to the success of our clients. Our commitment to your success includes gathering relevant data and providing a thorough analysis of your information. We consider and review appropriate solutions for each of our clients based on their unique needs. Learn more about our reputation for honesty, integrity, technical excellence, and genuine concern for our clients. 

Our mission is to help our clients create, enhance, and preserve wealth throughout the lifecycle of their business.

Maxfield Peterson, P.C. is a leading national consultancy to law firms.

Widely considered among the nation's leading authorities on law firm management, we have advised firms around the country on a wide range of managerial and strategic issues for over two decades.

Services offered through Law Firm Business


We know the complexities of law firm mergers, aligning cultures, building the business case, reviewing partner compensation methodologies, in-depth financial analyses, and more.

Profitability and Financial Management

We thoroughly understand law firm finance and economics. Find out where you stand against comparable firms and what can be done to enhance profits.

Strategic Planning

As Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you’re going you might not get there.” We know where the market is going; so do your clients.

Partner Compensation

Partner compensation is one of the most controversial topics in law firm management. Our vast experience shows that partner compensation affects culture, working relationships among partners, and often sets the "tone" of the firm.

Succession Planning

We, together with the Beatles and Rolling Stones know this subject matter better than you:

“When you still feed me, will you still need me, when I’m 64?”

“What a drag it is getting old.”

Stephen (Pete) Peterson, CPA

Stephen M. (Pete) Peterson is the Managing Director of the Law Firm Business Institute, which is a specialty practice of the CPA firm of Maxfield • Peterson, P.C. Pete has worked with a wide variety of closely held businesses and professional service firms, with over 25 years of management and consulting experience. 

Learn more about Pete

Cathryn Saylor Peterson, Esq.

Cathryn, a principal of Maxfield ∙ Peterson, P.C., has worked with a wide variety of businesses and professional service firms. Cathryn has over 30 years of tax, financial, legal, educational, consulting, and management experience with both national and international firms and law schools.

Our extensive experience ranges from Fortune 500 companies to small business and non-profits. Contact us today for a consultation about how we can serve you and your organization.

Maxfield Peterson

Montrose Office
1203 North First Street
Montrose, CO 81401


Ridgway Office
640 Sherman St. Suite D

Ridgway, CO 81432

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