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Stephen (Pete) Peterson, CPA


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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, including ten years as the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration for a 240 attorney Minneapolis law firm and three years as the CFO for a 100 attorney Denver law firm. He was also the Chief Operating Officer for Hildebrandt International, an international law firm consultancy.

He has counseled firms on strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, compensation, firm governance, succession planning, improving administrative structures, and profitability improvement.

Cathryn Saylor Peterson, Esq.

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Academic Background and Honors

Cathryn earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and then a Juris Doctor with honors from William Mitchell College of Law in 1991. During law school she was honored to be a staff member and then editor of the WMCL Law review. Cathryn obtained a certificate in International Business Law earned in Paris. Also during law school she created and wrote the curriculum for a Business Law Clinic which she taught as Student Director and then Adjunct Professor of Law from 1990 to 1997. This pioneering clinical program has now been replicated at law schools across the country. Cathryn was honored to obtain a prestigious clerkship in the Federal District Court of Minnesota upon graduation from law school. After a national search, Cathryn was further honored to be awarded the first Teaching Fellowship in Clinical Legal Education, at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

Professional and Civic Activities

Cathryn is currently President of the Board for San Juan Legacy Lands in Ouray, Colorado. She has also served as President and Treasurer on the board of directors for the Black Canyon Regional Land Trust in Montrose Colorado, is also on the Advisory Council to the Second Chance Humane Society in Ridgway, Colorado. Previously she served as a Director of the Minnesota Justice Foundation, and was the President/Co-Chair of the WMCL Board of Directors for the Minnesota Justice Foundation.

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