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By Jodi Schwan
Three months after opening in June 2016, Legacy Law Firm PC outgrew its office space.
Approaching its one-year anniversary, the boutique firm specializing in estate planning, business planning and elder law has doubled in size to 11 people, including four attorneys. A fifth attorney is joining in August.
“We definitely take a different approach,” said attorney Bobbi Thury, who co-founded the firm with Jayna Voss. “A lot of firms haven’t changed in 100 years. They’re doing billable hours and don’t understand customer service, and that’s not the world we live in. We wanted to take a new direction.”
Legacy offers what Thury calls “value-based pricing, so people know the price upfront and there are no surprises,” she said. “It just creates a better relationship.”
To accommodate its growth, the firm is building a 6,800-square-foot office located off Western Avenue between 69th and 85th streets. The current office is at 4301 W. 57th St.
The new building also is being designed differently from a “traditional, stuffy law firm,” Thury said. “We want a space that is homelike and dynamic. The building will be cozy and inviting, with a separate community room that will allow large meetings and offer a space to gather as well.”
The design is by Natz & Associates and Lindsay Carmody Interiors, and the contractor is Zome’s Construction Inc. The project includes outdoor space for staff, clients and events, and the plan is to move in this fall.
“We attribute our growth to the fact that clients need specialized expertise in today’s world. They want red carpet service, and they can expect that service from our team,” Thury said.
“When it comes to protecting the people you love and the things you hold dear, people want a team that is specialized. We also understand that these areas of law intersect; wealth and business intertwine as does succession planning and retirement planning. We can assist clients to create a personalized legal plan that covers all the bases.”
Elder law, which is more common in other parts of the country, is an area of particular growth, she said. In addition to financial issues, attorneys can help with issues such as medical directives and powers of attorney.
“People need help. They don’t know where to start, and they don’t even know what an elder law attorney is, and it’s unfortunate.”
Three months after opening last June, Legacy Law Firm PC outgrew its office space.