Edge International

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Gerry Riskin

Founding Principal and Chairman Working Globally

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When Gerry speaks, he reaches parts of your mind that have never been used before.

Sue Stapely, Solicitor and Media Professional; London, England

Gerry Riskin, B. Com, LLB, P. Admin, is an internationally recognized lawyer, author and management consultant and a founder of Edge International. 

A graduate of commerce as well as law, he began practicing in 1973 and was Managing Partner of a law firm in Canada and Hong Kong. Gerry co-founded Edge International in 1983 and turned to full time consulting in 1989.

Gerry is author of The Successful Lawyer, Creating the Marketing Mindset, Herding Cats and beyond KNOWING. 

He has served the Conference Board of Canada, has been a Visiting Fellow of The College of Law in London, a visiting lecturer at Fordham Law School in New York, Visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and is currently a Fellow Emeritus of the College of Law Practice Management.

Apart from being a prolific speaker to legal associations and law firm networks globally, as well as frequently conducting workshops, retreats and seminars, Gerry engages in:

  • counseling law firm leaders on
  • structure and management of their law firms
  • marketing and client development
  • recruiting and developing talent;
  • creating and implementing competitive strategies;
  • performing law firm cultural assessments;
  • providing skills training in leadership and client relations; and
  • coaching on effective management and building books of business

Gerry focuses on implementation and execution with which many excellent law firms struggle. He has served hundreds of clients from small boutiques to mega firms.

As an authority on developing trends that impact the profession, Gerry habitually disseminates such information as well as potential reactions, including the impact of a pandemic and the resulting need to prepare for and effectively work virtually.

Gerry is still a Canadian but has resided on the Caribbean Island of Anguilla, British West Indies for the past 25 years.