Jonathan C. Rudes
Senior Vice President
Cresa Long Island
999 Walt Whitman Road
Suite 210
Melville, NY 11747
tel 631.424.4888
Jon C. Olmstead
Cresa Washington DC
1800 M Street NW
Suite 350 S
Washington DC 20036
tel 202.628.0300

Law Firm

The practice of law is undergoing a fundamental transformation in the way legal work is being acquired and getting done. Work is better managed, collaborative, more transparent and client-focused than ever. The law office of the future will be smaller, more collaborative, highly flexible and fully technology enabled. Even though we are seeing significant reductions in square feet per attorney, and a willingness to try new design concepts, the legal industry still maintains the highest square footages of any industry.

Cresa’s Law Firm Practice Group knows how to build flexibility into the real estate deal. "The entire profession has become focused on the fact that the traditional law firm space model is no longer efficient, cost effective or responsive to the evolving needs of clients and the providers of legal services," says Richard Alexander, Managing Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, in Washington, D.C.

Members of Cresa’s Law Firm Practice Group are acutely aware that today’s law firms need to consider, new technologies, sustainability, collaborative and alternative workplace strategies as well as amenities to help firms remain competitive. We have intimate relationships with the consultants and service providers to help evaluate, design and create these spaces.

In the quest to reduce expensive square footage, boost efficiency and encourage collaboration, mentorship and teamwork, we know which buildings work for Lawyers. We know which ones have a more conducive infrastructure and which ones have better floor plates. We know where your competitors have located, why they chose particular locations and what they paid.

Cresa formed the LFPG to help Law Firms align their real estate with the new operational and economic necessities facing today’s Law Firms. Our commitment is to help them acquire workspace that conforms to the new, ever changing metrics, design requirements, and technologies of the 21st Century.

Success Story

Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

Ballard had a desire to re-stack the existing employee base and also wanted to up-date the image of…
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Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP

Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP (BKTC) represents national, state and local businesses…
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Drinker Biddle & Reath

Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP is a national AmLaw 100 law firm headquartered in Philadelphia with 650…
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Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.

Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C., one of St. Louis' largest law firms, engaged Cresa St. Louis to…
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Lynberg & Watkins LLP

Lynberg & Watkins occupied 1½ floors at 888 S. Figueroa St. and had a lease expiring within 20…
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Paley Rothman

Since 1981, Paley Rothman has been one of the most well known law firms in Montgomery County…
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Steve Bleiweiss Senior Vice President 201.712.4916
Bruce L. Goodman Senior Vice President 212.687.4309
Matt Harvey Principal 617.758.6003
Jon C. Olmstead Principal
Richard Plehn Senior Vice President 212.687.1723
Jonathan C. Rudes Senior Vice President 631.424.4888
Vincent Tuminelli Principal, Senior Vice President 212.687.4575

Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP Denver  31,208 
Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP Washington, DC  24,774 SF 
Drinker Biddle & Reath New York, NY  50,000 
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. St. Louis, MO  100,000 
Lynberg & Watkins LLP Los Angeles, CA  38,000 
Paley Rothman Bethesda, MD  29,336 

Our Process

Cresa has assembled a group of real estate professionals in each region to form Cresa's Law Firm Practice Group. We have have researched the industry, analyzed the trends and designed a comprehensive approach that helps law firms match their real estate with their business needs. Our approach includes the following disciplines:

  1. The Practice Group
    Understands the Process
    Has Knowledge of Law Firm Space
    Puts Together the Team
    Knows What the Competition is Doing
  2. Strategic Planning
    Provides Business Assessment
    Assists in Visioning
    Does the Planning
  3. Project Management
    ​Controls the Costs
    Manages the Time
  4. Change Management
    Orchestrates the Transition
    Insures Communication
  5. Conflict Free Representation
    We Represent No Landlords Only Tenants