While shared offices attract a wide range of professionals, they’re especially popular among attorneys, who account for nearly 35 percent of Amata’s clientele. Not only do lawyers benefit from each other’s expertise by officing down the hall from each other, but they can also take advantage of special services and amenities offered to Amata’s legal clients, including everything from private deposition rooms to paralegal support that can help with legal research. Amata staff members will even file lawsuits and serve subpoenas, and can also assist with Spanish translation – services that aren’t provided in a typical shared office environment.
It was this full spectrum of services that appealed to Brad Bennett & Marc Bangser, a pair of attorneys who, after working together at a larger firm, decided to start their own practice last year, becoming one of the first tenants at Amata’s newest shared office center at 150 S. Wacker Drive. “We had a chance to see several other shared office floors with rival companies, and without a doubt Amata had the best setup with the friendliest and most outgoing professionals to welcome us into their family,” says Bangser.
You can read more about how Amata’s services have benefitted their business below:
Company name: Bennett & Bangser LLC
What we do: After working together at a family law firm and realizing our styles and talents complemented each other exceedingly well, we opened Bennett & Bangser LLC in April 2014. By combining our expertise and by utilizing a pragmatic and no-nonsense approach to the practice of law, we've been able to provide hands-on and passionate representation to our wide array of family law and criminal defense clients. As all our clients know, we display an unparalleled level of attentiveness and strategy to each case that's rarely found at the bigger, top-heavy law firm where your case gets delegated to a lower-level associate or lost in the shuffle.
Why we chose Amata: Our newly formed law firm was looking for shared office space after we left our previous firm with several clients in tow. The new space at 150 S. Wacker had an indescribable feel and energy - and we saw it when it was still under construction!
How Amata’s services have benefitted our business: Not only have we been able to flourish in our new space and grow with Amata, but since we opened we've been able to launch satellite offices in Naperville and Lincolnshire, acquiring shared office space based on referrals from the amazing Amata staff. Besides the obvious perks of state-of-the-art conference rooms, a sleek cafe with big-screen TVs and the infamous Cognac Room, the 24th Floor at 150 S. Wacker has become like a second family for us. Nothing's better than really enjoying going into work in the morning, but that's what we have now thanks to Amata. We can't imagine being anywhere else as our firm continues to flourish.