Expanding Your Team Nationwide? This Law Firm Shares How It Hung a Satellite Shingle in Chicago

As a leader in multiple industries, from health care and technology to food manufacturing and transportation, Chicago is known for its diverse economy. It also offers a robust yet “close-knit” legal community. All of these factors make the third largest U.S. city a top choice for law firms of all sizes to open a satellite office and build prospective clients. In fact, four of the world’s 10 largest law firms have Chicago branches.

Rearranged: As COVID-19 Drags On, Law Firms Assess Their Largely Empty Offices

As COVID-19 halted the courts in March, Kendra Spearman finally found the time to start a nonprofit. Starting the Justice Renewal Initiative in April, which she planned to do since law school, allowed her to serve her clients beyond the courtroom.

Lawyers Rarely Miss A Beat With Virtual Office Support

As COVID-19 quickly spread across the U.S. earlier this year, lawyers in large and small firms began embarking on an unprecedented shift: remote work from anywhere through virtual offices.

Being Remote: Lessons to Take Back to the Office

Remote working can be more than just an aberration in your firm’s history. Many attorneys are hoping measures like RON (which Gov. Pritzker is permitting in Illinois while the gubernatorial disaster proclamation is in place) and video conferencing for uncontested motions stay in effect long after the pandemic has passed. In the same context, measures put in place to manage your firm remotely can be brought back to the office to benefit your firm’s efficiency and bottom-line.

Why Open Office Spaces Don’t Work

Open office space was a concept many deemed to be the ultimate solution in workplace collaboration and company success. Touted as the perfect arena for brainstorming sessions that would inevitably breed the best products and services available on the market and the environment for which the strongest collaborations would be born, open office spaces were idealized as the new definition of a company’s culture: friendly, innovative, and team-focused.

Which Chicago Office Space Provider is Best for Your Business?

It’s important to know just what you’re getting with your office space provider before you sign on the line. We chose three major law office space providers in Chicago – WeWork, Regus and Amata – and broke down the differences to provide you better insight on where your firm might thrive best.

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