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Hancock Estabrook moves into newly renovated space in Axa Tower I

By Eric Reinhardt

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Syracuse law firm Hancock Estabrook, LLP has completed its renovation and relocation to floors 17 through 19 of Axa Tower I in downtown Syracuse. The move is part of a 13-year lease extension, which the firm had signed in 2018. (Photo provided by Hancock Estabrook, LLP)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Hancock Estabrook, LLP has completed its renovation and relocation to floors 17 through 19 of Axa Tower I in downtown Syracuse.

The law firm, which previously occupied floors 13 through 15 in the same building, had announced its plans to move to the upper floors in May 2018. The move to the upper floors was part of a 13-year extension of its current lease, which the firm noted when it announced the move.

Renee Benda, marketing director at Hancock Estabrook, had previously told BJNN that the cost of the project is “confidential.”

CBD Companies, which manages the Axa Towers, built out the new 36,000-square-foot space. King + King Architects of Syracuse designed the space.

It includes open collaboration areas, natural interior light, and video conferencing and training facilities, the firm said in its Tuesday news release.

Hancock Estabrook contends the design elements create a “comfortable and efficient” work environment for the firm’s 117 attorneys and staff members. Those features include a two-story, open-reception area with a wall of windows overlooking downtown Syracuse, a media room that will accommodate large groups for seminars and meetings, and small seating areas for informal gatherings.

The newly designed office also has built-in work stations with adjustable height surfaces for administrative staff. It also has a break room with kitchen facilities and a counter with charging stations for laptops and devices, the firm noted.

Hancock Estabrook wanted its new space to “reflect who and what we are,” Timothy Murphy, managing partner of Hancock Estabrook, said in the release.

“We utilized modern design elements to reinforce our firm culture and to increase collaboration, creativity and innovation. Our new space allows us to provide expanded infrastructure and technology support to our clients, our practices and our attorneys. Downtown Syracuse is our home. We’ve been located in the Axa Towers for over 50 years, and we are pleased that we can stay in our current building while creating a clean, modern and functional environment for our team,” said Murphy.

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com

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