Julie Savarino, Business Development, Inc.

Julie Savarino holds an MBA, a JD, and is a licensed attorney. Over her 30+ year career, she has built a reputation as a leading international, award-winning client service, business and client development coach and strategist for lawyers, law firms, and other professional services providers and firms. She has successfully served in-house for the law firms of Dickinson Wright and Butzel Long and for the accounting firm Grant Thornton.

She successfully served as an in-house business development executive for Grant Thornton, Dickinson Wright and Butzel Long. Julie is one of the highest-rated speakers, trainers and coaches in the legal industry and is frequently published and quoted in the media, in such publications as The Wall Street JournalBloombergThe American LawyerLaw 360 and Crain’s, among many others. She also designed and taught the first law school courses on client relations and development.

Julie’s latest book, Survive and Thrive Post-Pandemic: A Guidebook for Legal and Professional Services Providers, is available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble .  She is also the author of the best-selling book Master-Level Business and Client Development Activity Checklists for Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Professional Services Providers, the creator of the industry-leading Ultimate Business Development Tool Kit,® the highly-rated Rainmaker Coach®app, on iTunes® and the founder of the acclaimed Marketing Partner Forum®, now in its 25th year and owned by Thomson Reuters.  

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Firm News


ORBA’s Stephanie Zaleski-Braatz Appointed to Illinois CPA Society’s Board of Directors
CHICAGO — ORBA, one of Chicago ’s largest independent accounting, tax and consulting firms, is pleased to announce that Stephanie Zaleski-Braatz, CPA has been named to the Illinois CPA Society's (ICPAS) Board of Directors. She will serve in this role for a three-year term through March 2027.

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