Tea Hoffmann is the Managing Principal of LSC. She is currently licensed in Tennessee and practiced there for 13 years, serving both in a law firm and as the General Counsel of a publicly traded company. In 2001, she opened her first legal consulting business, Legal Training Group. After five years, she joined one of her clients, an AmLaw 100 firm, as their first Chief Business Development Officer. During her tenure, the firm doubled in size, reorganized and streamlined its practice groups into higher functioning teams, created industry teams and established an internal business development coaching program. She also built her own book of business while at the firm, working with private equity and venture capital companies. She remained in that position for six years.
In 2011, Tea was named the Chief Strategy Officer at an AmLaw 200 firm in Charlotte, NC. While there, she revived the firm’s practice groups, provided coaching to more than twenty of the firm’s lawyers and created three industry teams.
Tea is a certified Life and Executive Coach through CTA. She is also a certified Franklin Covey Focus and Seven Habits facilitator. Tea retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard after 24 years of service, is a member of the Legal Marketing Association and is a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management. She has been a member of the National Speakers Association, American Continuing Legal Education Association and the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section where she was on the editorial board of Law Practice magazine.
Tea is a regular contributor to law journals, newsletters, online digests and in legal publications. She is also a sought-after retreat and keynote speaker.
Kurt Winstead is a Principal in Law Strategy Corp and a practicing attorney with more than twenty-five years of civil litigation and business law experience. He has served on his firm’s executive committee and as a managing partner. Kurt’s specializing in speaking and training lawyers who are currently serving in leadership roles or who desire to become leaders within their firms. He also has extensive experience in strategic planning and law firm management.
Kurt earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College (DDE) in 2010 and is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Belmont University’s College of Business Administration. A Colonel in the Tennessee Army National Guard, Kurt served overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom III and has held the position of Tennessee’s State Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Force Headquarters, since 2009.
Since 1990, Kurt has served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) branch of the Tennessee Army National Guard. He currently holds the rank of Colonel and has been Tennessee’s State Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Force Headquarters, since 2009. Kurt was deployed overseas in 2005 for Operation Iraqi Freedom III, earning the Meritorious Service Medal as a Senior Judge Advocate. He graduated from the U.S. Army War College (DDE), Carlisle, PA, in 2010 with a Master of Strategic Studies. In 2012, Kurt received the Citizen of the Year Award from The Not Alone America’s Future Series Nashville for his service in the Tennessee National Guard.
Kurt is an Adjunct Instructor of Business Law at Belmont University’s Undergraduate College of Business Administration. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, Tennessee, serving on the Executive Committee and chairing both Strategic Planning and Head of School Search Committees. From 2008-2012, Kurt served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Tennessee Arts Commission. He is a member of the Nashville Business Forum, Franklin City Club, V.F.W. Post 9543 and National Guard Association.