Mestel & Company's Recognized Consultants

Our greatest strength lies in our exceptional team of industry-recognized placement consultants, who are dedicated to candor, integrity, and the highest quality of service. They provide expert guidance and valuable knowledge from having strong relationships with each client’s key decision makers and conducting diligent market research. We know that the combination of intelligence, effort, experience, and sensitivity to the importance of every attorney’s career trajectory creates excellent results. Our success is proven through the company’s thousands of outstanding placements and in the unwavering loyalty of our clients and attorneys.

Howard Parris, Esq.

Executive Managing Director
Partners, Groups, and Mergers
Washington, DC

“Getting to know a candidate and their practice, building a relationship, staying in touch, and when necessary, finding the right firm, is what I do. The greatest satisfaction comes a year later, when they tell me that they are thrilled that things have worked out so well.”

Howard works with the senior management of law firms to help them achieve their objectives for lateral growth. He has deep knowledge of the DC legal market, and significant experience in business planning, law practice growth and integration, and mergers and acquisitions.

Howard joined Mestel & Company in 2001. Previously, Howard was a Partner with Stradley Ronon which had merged with his previous firm, Housley, Kantarian and Bronstein. He represented financial institutions across the U.S. as their Corporate, Securities and M&A Counsel, and led the completion of public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. With 17 years of experience as an attorney, and as a Partner in a law firm that underwent a merger, Howard understands the factors that make a firm the right fit for a Partner or group, and what it takes to make a successful law firm merger.

Howard earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School and B.A. in History from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. He is an avid biker and skier, and a big baseball and hockey fan.

Contact Howard
hparris@mestel.com
202.524.6366