3 Reasons why a Virtual Office NYC will Help your Brooklyn Law Practice

By Stephen Perih - September 24, 2013
3 Reasons why a Virtual Office NYC will Help your Brooklyn Law Practice

Brooklyn Lawyers Obtain Lifestyle Flexibility, Occupational Credibility and Economic Viability with a Virtual Office NYC

You may lament or love Brooklyn’s emerging social prestige, but social prestige does not always equate to law firm credibility. With a virtual office NYC, you can grow your business and improve your Brooklyn-based practice while keeping the lifestyle benefits that come with living and working in the County of Kings.

What is a virtual office?

A virtual office is a rental arrangement where attorneys can pay a low monthly fee (typically starting at under $100 month) to rent the use of a premium commercial address and have access to office space and conference rooms on an as-needed basis. Virtual offices are frequently used by solo attorneys and small law firms who work from one place (out of town or from a home office) but want a premium commercial office address in different location.

Here are three reasons why a Manhattan Virtual office will help your Brooklyn-based law practice:


A virtual office New York provides lifestyle flexibility.

A Manhattan virtual office provides Brooklyn attorneys with unprecedented lifestyle flexibility. Choosing to work close to home (or in your home) does not mean you have to sacrifice the professional image that a well-appointed Manhattan office portrays to existing and potential clients, alike.

You can put the finishing touches on a memo while sitting near the Prospect Park Bandshell on Monday and have access to a well-appointed professional conference room for a deposition on Tuesday.

With a virtual office you get ‘on demand’ professional services that your practice needs, such as mail collection, conference room access for client meetings and a distraction free workspace designed for productivity when your borough is too distracting.


A virtual office NYC provides occupational credibility.

small_462828253To most of the world, New York, and Manhattan in particular, is the epicenter of the United States. Like it or not, your non-Brooklynite prospective clients and adversaries give Brooklyn lawyers suburban credibility (no matter how ignorant that may be). As a result, clients will expect significantly discounted rates (that is, if they don’t overlook you in lieu of your New York County competitors) and adversaries will look to take advantage of your “seemingly” less-proficient skills.

The address you choose for your practice is an important part of your professional identity. A New York virtual office address will help you gain access to new clients who may not have even considered your firm because of its Brooklyn address.

Brooklyn may give you social credibility, but a Manhattan office address gives your law practice business credibility.

A virtual office NYC provides economic viability.small_52620794

Referrals are the lifeblood of the legal practice. A vetted referral from another attorney is some of the easiest money to be made in our profession.

A carefully chosen virtual office can offer access to a community of colleagues who can provide you with a stream of potential income. For example, Law Firm Suites’ clients exchanged over $2.5 million in legal business alone last year. A significant portion of those referrals were generated from our virtual office community.

In addition to referrals, a virtual office with a robust community of attorneys can help you sane hundreds of dollars in lost billable hours trying to solve pesky practice issues. You know . . . the ones that can take hours to figure out on your own, but can be resolved in a three minute conversation with a lawyer who has dealt with the issue before?

In a good virtual office community, other attorneys know that next time, it may be them who need the advice. For any practice area issue, you’ll generally find many helpful resources.

Brooklyn is a lifestyle choice. But, consider bankrolling that lifestyle with a Manhattan virtual office.


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About Stephen Perih

Stephen Perih graduated Vassar College (no, it is not an all girl’s school) in 2005 before earning his JD from New York Law School. Stephen joined Law Firm Suites in 2012 as the Sales & Operations Manager. Since then, he has organized and emboldened Law Firm Suites’ community and accelerated the unique referral exchange among a rapidly growing roster of attorneys.

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