3 Reasons Why A Virtual Office Midtown NYC Will Help Your Westchester Law Practice

By Stephen Perih - April 7, 2014
3 Reasons Why A Virtual Office Midtown NYC Will Help Your Westchester Law Practice

A virtual office Midtown NYC allows you to keep the lifestyle you earned moving to Westchester while maintain your credibility as an elite Manhattan attorney.

You may have moved your family to Westchester for the open spaces and great school districts, but New York City is only a 30 minute Metro North ride away. With a virtual office in Midtown Manhattan, you can grow your business and improve your Westchester-based practice while keeping the lifestyle benefits that can only come with a backyard and white-picket fence.

What is a virtual office?

A virtual office rental arrangement is a financial arrangement where solo and small firm attorneys pay a low monthly fee (typically starting at under $100 month) to rent the use of a premium commercial address in an executive office suite and the non-exclusive use of office space and amenities, such as conference room facilities, a staffed reception area and access to law firm grade telecommunications and office equipment.

Who provides virtual offices?

Nearly every executive office center offers virtual offices. There are office centers in every major (and secondary) business center around the globe.

Virtual offices are generally sold in packages.  The least costly packages will allow you to use the center’s address and will collect and forward your incoming mail. The more expensive packages will include an allotment of conference room and day office time each month.

The centers are generally professionally operated and well-appointed. Take time to find a space that best suits your needs.

Three reasons why a Virtual Office Midtown NYC will help your Westchester-based law practice:

1. Economic Viability

Referrals are the lifeblood of a 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  last year alone.  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 save you 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.  So for any practice issue, you’ll generally find many helpful resource.


2. Occupational Credibility

To most of the world, New York, and Manhattan in particular, is the epicenter of the United States. Like it or not, your non-Westchester prospective clients and adversaries will view Westchester address as pedestrian (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 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 Westchester address.


3. Lifestyle Flexibility

A Manhattan virtual office provides Westchester 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.

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 home-office is too distracting.


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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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