WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Syracuse–based law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC announced it has opened a new office in Westchester County, representing the firm’s 13th office overall and ninth in New York state.
The addition of a Westchester County office was part of the firm’s strategic plan to have a presence in all major metropolitan areas across the state, per an Oct. 8 news release on the firm’s website.
“It’s long been a part of Bond’s vision to have a statewide physical presence that enables us to represent clients — with ‘boots on the ground’ — from Long Island and New York City to all points north and west,” Kevin Bernstein, the firm’s managing member, said.
The Bond office will be located at 10 Bank St. in downtown White Plains, in the city’s newest office building.
Bond, Schoeneck & King will staff the White Plains office with eight lawyers, along with “many other attorneys” from the firm’s offices serving its Westchester clients,” the firm said. Their practices include labor and employment, higher education, and school law and municipalities. In addition to lawyers, the office will have two support staff.
The White Plains office will service Bond’s “already significant” client base in Westchester County, including school districts, colleges and libraries, municipalities, long-term care and health facilities, and numerous businesses.
“The missing piece to the firm’s strategic plan was an office that would allow for in-person, cost-effective client contact from Westchester up the corridor through Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Ulster counties to Albany where we have an office,” said Louis DiLorenzo, who will be the managing member of the White Plains office. “A presence in Westchester was the linchpin.”
The addition of the Westchester County office is an “important component” of serving the firm’s existing downstate client base, according to DiLorenzo, who will also continue to serve as co-managing member of Bond’s New York City office. DiLorenzo points out that in April, when Putney Twombly, a boutique labor and employment law firm, combined with Bond in New York City, “the firm needed to expand its footprint in New York City’s midtown or go elsewhere. It seemed simple, the somewhere else should be where many Bond clients are located and several of our attorneys reside, which is Westchester County.”
Bond, Schoeneck & King has 250 lawyers serving individuals, companies, nonprofits, and public-sector entities in a broad range of practice areas. With its White Plains office, Bond now has nine offices in New York state as well as offices in the Boston area; Kansas City region; Naples, Florida; and Red Bank, New Jersey, per its release.