Philadelphia Firms Opt for Less Space, More Flexibility
Offit Kurman Philadelphia Office Featured in The Legal Intelligencer
By: Lizzy McLellan, The Legal Intelligencer
Cozen O'Connor, which took over Reed Smith's old space on eight floors at One Liberty Place in 2015, also used glass partitions to create a "light, bright, fresh and airy" look, president and CEO Michael Heller said. The firm had spent 31 years at 1900 Market St., and completely remodeled its new real estate, including a floor plan with smaller attorney offices.
But Cozen O'Connor isn't moving too far into the future.
"Law firms will be moving toward an open floor plan in the next five years," Heller said. But "we're not prepared to be on the front end of that trend."
Baltimore-based midsize firm Offit Kurman also is expanding its office space in Philadelphia by several thousand square feet, managing principal Theodore Offit said, though it is staying in the same location at Ten Penn Center.
Cozen O'Connor's space includes an entertainment area where the firm can hold events that previously required going to a restaurant or conference center. That has reduced costs for those events, Heller said.
Obermayer Rebmann also created an all-purpose area. The space has been used for cocktail-hour-type events and other social functions, Shapiro said. – Lizzy McLellan, The Legal Intelligencer (Click here to read the full article)
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