Business Development Expert Cynthia Sharp


Business Development Expert and veteran attorney Cynthia Sharp (CEO of The Sharper Lawyer) works with motivated lawyers seeking to generate additional revenue for their law firms. The business development strategies and skill sets that she shares were developed and tested over a period of 30 years in practice and are constantly refined to reflect modern marketing techniques. Private and group coaching programs are available. In house training sessions are also offered. 

Cindy, author of The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning published by ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, is also a Contributor to the Division’s upcoming publications The Lawyer’s Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging, and Closing a Law Practice and How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers.

She has delivered close to 200 live presentations over the past 20 years on behalf of the American Bar Association, 10 state bar associations, the Million Dollar Round Table, Professional Services Marketing Association and numerous other legal, financial and professional groups in addition to private seminars conducted for her clients.  

Cindy writes a column on Business Development on behalf of the ABA GP Solo eReport. For the past 2 years, she wrote a social media column for the publication. In addition, she has written well over 120 articles over the past 25 years that have been published in various journals throughout the country.

In August of 2015, Cindy will begin a one year term as Chair of the Publications Board of the ABA Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Division and also begin a four-year term on the Division’s Council. She completed her term as President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Speakers Association in June of 2015 and continues serving on the Board of Directors and is Dean of the Speaker Academy. She is an active member of the Association of Continuing Legal Education, serving on the newsletter committee (“In the Loop”). 

Take a look at the The Sharper Lawyer Blog for up to date information and commentary on business development issues. 

Contact Cindy at or 609 923 1017.




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To order a copy of “The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning”, click the image below.



Cynthia Sharp The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning (ABA, 2015) The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning by Cynthia Sharp is an indispensable resource for any professional seeking financial literacy and security. Sharp, a veteran attorney with an LL.M. in taxation, explores essential financial and tax concepts that all lawyers must grasp in order to properly guide clients as well as to secure their own economic futures.

A roadmap to this comprehensive and well researched book is provided in the detailed table of contents which is available online. (See link below.) Written for busy professionals, this practical, step-by-step and fun-to-read guide provides unbiased and balanced recommendations, resources, references and tools. All readers, whatever level of wealth, will benefit from Sharp’s extensive knowledge and wisdom. CLICK HERE to order The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning, available through ABA Book Publishing.





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Thanks to Terry LaBan of Breakthrough Visuals for creating this graphic recording during one of my recent CLE presentations in Philadelphia.






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