Larkin Hoffman Welcomes Wayne Schertler


Larkin Hoffman welcomes Wayne Schertler as it's new Chief Operating Officer. Wayne has substantial experience in law firm management having served in the field for over 25 years. He is a seasoned, passionate and entrepreneurial executive leader with a strong finance and accounting background. Wayne is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a graduate of Portland State University and the University of Minnesota-Crookston.

Wayne will provide executive leadership and strategic guidance for all administrative and financial functions of the firm. He will work with the Management Committee and Board of Directors, leading the firm's strategic planning to maximize long-term growth and stability and to identify emerging trends, opportunities and challenges. Wayne will oversee the firm’s budget and manage relationships with outside service providers to the firm. He will lead the operational teams for finance, human resources, office services, information systems, library, facilities, practice management and marketing.

“We are excited to have Wayne on board,” noted firm president, Paul R. Smith. “He brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to our management team. He will help us continue our long, successful record of serving our clients and community.”