Support Provided Through Virtual Office New York Community

By Stephen Furnari - December 9, 2014
Support Provided Through Virtual Office New York Community

A full-fledged legal community is one of the many things a virtual office New York has potential to provide as well as possibilities for collaboration with your peers.

Virtual Office New YorkIn recent years, lawyers practicing from home has become a more common trend in the legal market. While at-home practice may be suitable for some, other attorneys need an extra resource to enhance their own credibility. This is where the virtual office New York comes into play and allows at-home solo attorneys to gain access not only to a commercial mailing address, but also to a network of like-minded professionals.

Get more than just an address from your virtual office New York.

By being selective about the virtual office provider you choose, a home-based attorney can get access to a vibrant community of collaborative peers that will keep them connected to other practitioners and substantially enhance their legal practice. The end result:

    • Saved time;
    • Save money; and
    • Significantly reduced malpractice exposure.

Community in action: Virtual office New York legal collaboration

For example, one of our virtual office clients, an attorney who practices mainly out of her home in Queens, recently needed help interpreting a clause in a commercial real estate contract. She was retained by her client to form multiple corporations and an ancillary real estate issue arose through the course of her representation. She contacted us for advice.

I immediately connected her with another virtual office client, a Westchester-based real estate attorney and implored them to schedule a brief phone call to discuss the issue. Within an hour, I received a return phone call from the Staten Island attorney thanking me for the connection.

She explained that her initial interpretation was “off” and it would have taken her considerably more time than the quick phone call to research the issue on her own. Interactions like these are exceedingly common among lawyers in a robust virtual office community.

In the end, she saved her client money and negotiated a more favorable contract on his behalf, opening the door to doing additional work with him in the future.

The input of other attorneys is essential to practice effectively in the field of law because of the need to work out theories in a timely manner. If you are looking to save money in the long run, a virtual office provider with willing collaborators and the right expertise will do wonders for your wallet.

Often, it’s the lack of connection with peers that is the biggest drawback to practicing in a home-based office.

If practicing from home is what your heart truly desires, then that is your prerogative. You do what you want to do, but keep in mind that no lawyer is ever truly solo, because they need other lawyers’ expertise to practice most effectively.
A virtual office with the right community will only help you in your career endeavors and support your firm indefinitely.

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About Stephen Furnari

Stephen Furnari is a self-employed corporate attorney and the founder of Law Firm Suites, the operator of coworking spaces for law firms. Through Law Firm Suites, Furnari has helped hundreds of attorneys launch and grow successful law practices. He is the author of several eBooks, including “7 Deadly Mistakes that Prevent Law Practice Success” and “An Insider’s Guide to Renting the Perfect Law Office”. Stephen has been featured in the ABA Journal, Entrepreneur, New York Daily News and Crain’s New York. Connect with Stephen on Twitter (@stephenfurnari).

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