Finding Much-Needed Legal Support In A Virtual Office New York Community

By Stephen Furnari - March 23, 2015
Finding Much-Needed Legal Support In A Virtual Office New York Community

An abundance of legal expertise and opportunities for collaboration are just some of the many perks of a virtual office New York community.

Virtual Office New YorkThe at-home lawyer has become a common trend in the legal market. At-home practice is great for some, but for other attorneys, they need that extra resource to boost their own professional image.

This need for a professional image boost is where a virtual office New York becomes a resource that allows at-home solo attorneys to gain both a commercial mailing address and a network of potential referrals.

Get a commercial address and more with a virtual office New York.

Selectivity is important when choosing your virtual office provider. A home based attorney can gain access to not only a vibrant array of personalities and collaborative opportunities, but also referral potential. This hidden potential can allow them to build their potential resulting in:

  • Saved time;
  • Save money; and
  • Virtual Office New York 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.

After conversing with her, I connected her with another virtual office New York client with a Westchester-based practice specializing in real estate. I urged them to schedule a brief phone call to discuss the situation. Soon after the initial suggestion, I received a call from the Staten Island attorney thanking me for the connection.

She confessed that her initial connotation was misguided and she would have wasted valuable time trying to figure it out than just a quick phone call. In a virtual office community, these types of interactions are highly common.

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.

Virtual Office New York 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.

Practicing from may be the best option for you because it fits your lifestyle needs. Keep in mind though that no attorney is ever truly solo because of the need for additional expertise from others around you. This need for additional expertise and referral potential may be the deciding factors in choosing a virtual office New York for your solo practice indefinitely.

A virtual office is just one step to gaining referrals as an at-home solo.

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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