Lawyers work differently than other professional. Take this into account when choosing shared office space in New York City.
As attorneys, our profession is guided by a set of ethical guidelines that, if broken, could result in the loss of our license to practice. Bottom line, if we mess up, the consequences can be significant.
Lawyers work well together in shared office space.
Our work habits reflect this reality. We work quietly, require privacy, keep long hours, and need to be able to concentrate when focused on a task. In the office we conduct ourselves in a professional manner and, for the most part, our clients demonstrate similar decorum when they meet with us.
Amazingly, even attorneys with very different practice areas, like an immigration practice and a tax attorney, can share space with each other in shared office space without issue. However, the same cannot be said for attorneys and certain other types of professionals in shared office space.
Consider your professional needs when you choose shared office space.
Imagine how frustrated you might be when you need to draft an Order to Show Cause on a tight deadline and the cargo-shorts-wearing-techie-goons next door decide to play foosball on their 22nd caffeine break for the day?
Most executive office centers in New York, to their detriment, do not specialize in providing services that are impeccably tailored to a specific profession.
As long as your day-to-day business activity does not involve bodily fluids or the operation of heavy machinery, you are a potential client of an executive suite. In any business center, you might find psychologists, real estate brokers, psychics, match makers, insurance brokers, web developers, stock traders, film makers and bespoke custom tailors.