With a Midtown Manhattan Virtual Office, you can keep your practice firmly rooted in the big city – even if you’re not.
So you’ve finally done it. You’ve left our fair city, she who never sleeps, for the quiet, picket-fence and green-grass comforts of the vaunted suburbs. OR, you simply got priced out of that once-cheap, now-way-too-trendy neighborhood you’ve loved for years. Either way, we are sad you’re leaving, even if you’re not. Your sorrow about leaving may grow however, when you see what you’re leaving behind – (and no, I do not refer to bad traffic, worse parking, great restaurants and lots of teams in the playoffs) – your clients.
A Midtown Manhattan Virtual Office is perhaps the most cost-effective means to help your newly out-of-town law firm keep sharp its old local edge, especially if you just moved out of New York. Such a Midtown Manhattan Virtual Office from Law Firm Suites will allow you to retain your existing clients, while gaining access to new, lucrative referral partners.
What is a Midtown Manhattan Virtual Office?
A Midtown Manhattan Virtual Office is a rental arrangement where attorneys can pay a low monthly fee (typically starting at well under $200 month) to rent the use of a commercial address and have access to office space and conference rooms on an as-needed basis. Midtown Manhattan 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 the most central of locations – blocks away from Grand Central, to be geographically accurate.
Certain geographic locations tend to attract New York lawyers: Florida, Texas Pennsylvania and California are certainly the finalists to win the crown of the so-called “sixth borough”.
Expat New Yorkers in these states can maintain their bar admission standing and client base with a Midtown Manhattan Virtual Office, while generating new client relationships in their newly minted “home state.”
For example, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida based transactional attorney maintains a Midtown Manhattan Virtual Office presence because he wanted to keep his slice of the big apple client base. A New York native, he couldn’t stand the endless winters. He moved to a perpetual summer, but didn’t want to waste his New York license.
Recently, a construction law firm came to us requesting a transactional attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions. We set up the meeting. This meeting was decisively fruitful. The Florida attorney ended up being brought in as co-counsel in the above matter and has had three more cases referred to him from the construction firm alone.
In fact, the Florida attorney recently shared with us that the fees he collected from the co-counsel opportunity covered his Midtown Manhattan Virtual Office cost’s for 5 years.
A Midtown Manhattan Virtual Office arrangement provides out of town firms, like the Florida based attorney, inexpensive access to new local clients that they would have spent 10x more to reach though targeted advertising campaigns, while maintaining a stable New York City presence.
With a Midtown Manhattan Virtual Office arrangement, your existing clients won’t even know you have left the city…even if all your friends who don’t want to drive or take a plane 3+ hours to see you do.