Manhattan-based law firm Meister Seelig & Fein is opening an office on Long Island.
MSF leased 4,000 square feet of office space at 100 Jericho Quadrangle in Jericho. The law firm will officially open its newest location next month.
MSF, which has a total staff of 70 attorneys, expects to have 10 to 15 attorneys working out of its new Jericho offices.
The expansion on Long Island follows the firm’s prior expansions in Stamford, Conn. and East Brunswick, N.J. While the Jericho location will offer more convenience to the law firm’s existing Long Island-based clients, the main impetus for opening offices here grew out of the new work environment brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, where many have shunned commuting into Manhattan and opt to work closer to home.
“The talent pool of attorneys who live in Nassau and Suffolk counties is extraordinary. In the post-COVID world, it makes perfect sense to make it easier for great lawyers to hone their skills and build their careers at a dynamic firm that’s close to home,” Matthew Kasindorf, partner and chair of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Group, said in a company statement. “Through our recent expansions, we are providing a great solution for accomplished and talented lawyers who are facing the challenges of work/life balance. We are extremely excited about the opening of the Long Island office as it will give us the opportunity to attract the best attorneys that Long Island has to offer while providing the superior service that our clients rely on.”
MSF intends to expand all its major practice areas to its Long Island hub, including commercial real estate, litigation, corporate, tax, intellectual property, estate planning, criminal defense, crisis management, employment and hospitality.
Brian Lee of Newmark represented MSF, while Andy Newman served as the in-house representative for landlord We’re Group in the Jericho lease transaction.