There is a lot to celebrate for Roseland-based Brach Eichler LLC. The law firm announced it signed a new long-term lease at a significantly larger renovated space, added staff and is celebrating its 55th anniversary — all evidence to the firm’s continued growth and longevity.
The firm is expanding its space at 101 Eisenhower Parkway and has planned a renovation that will increase its current office footprint by 15%, to 56,000 square feet. It will now occupy the entire second floor in addition to maintaining additional space on third floor.
The project is expected to be completed by Labor Day, with approximately 18 new offices, a new courtroom for virtual trials, as well as two state-of-the-art technologically advanced conference rooms.
Additionally, the terms of the extended lease for the largest resident at the building include two Brach Eichler signs to be installed, one facing Eisenhower Parkway and the other facing Interstate 280.
Brach Eichler said the expansion of its New Jersey headquarters enhances its ability to provide clients with services across the firm’s practice areas of health care, real estate, litigation, corporate and labor and employment practices, among others.
“Despite the pandemic, 2021 was Brach Eichler’s biggest year to date, and this additional space will support the firm’s growth trajectory,” said John Fanburg, Brach Eichler managing member. “I am proud of our attorneys’ hard work, dedication to client service and track record of success, which has triggered this needed expansion. We look forward to building on this momentum with continued success and growth across our practices. As our firm continues to grow, our core values always remain consistent: integrity, respect and excellence.”
Brach Eichler recently announced its largest member promotion class of 10 accomplished lawyers from a wide range of practices.
From 2021 to date, Brach Eichler has added 35 new hires comprising of attorneys and staff. The firm’s office expansion comes as some law firms have begun to rethink their office space needs after finding success working from home. However, Brach Eichler believes that there is a loss in collaboration, relationship building and firm culture with an all-virtual law firm.
“While many companies have reduced their office footprints during the pandemic, Brach Eichler is committed to returning to an in-person office experience to practice law passionately with an eye toward the end result,” Fanburg said. “We are doubling down on office space because we believe in-person collaboration is vital to our attorneys’ training and mentorship.”
The firm made painstaking efforts to ensure the New Jersey office is operating in a safe and careful manner. In light of the unique circumstances posed by the coronavirus, the firm has implemented several health and safety precautions to prioritize a safe work environment as well as mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Steps taken to address the risks of working in a close-contact environment include professionally cleaning and disinfecting the office space; installing ionization and air filtration units to reduce the flow of irritants within the office space; and installing Plexiglas barriers at open workspaces.
In celebration of its 55th anniversary, Brach Eichler will release a video on the history of the firm featuring interviews with key clients and firm alumni.