Another area law firm is re-evaluating its real estate options in advance of its lease coming due, potentially adding to the musical chairs that has already occurred in Buffalo legal circles.
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a Rochester-based law firm, is starting to explore whether to keep its Buffalo office in its current home at Fountain Plaza or find new office space to fit its needs.
The firm, with 30 local employees, is now housed in just under 18,000 square feet at 12 Fountain Plaza, where it has been since 2003. Its lease expires in early 2016, so “as many businesses do, they are beginning the process of evaluating all of their options and needs,” said Phil Pantano, a spokesman for the firm.
The firm has not issued a formal request-for-proposals to other landlords or developers, but sources say it has begun reaching out, and may be looking for between 15,000 and 20,000 square feet.