5.07 The Future of the Law Firm Office: Trends for the 2010s

Thursday, April 12, 2012
2:15 PM-3:15 PM
Track Topic Area: Legal (LIC)
Format: Interactive Presentation
Organization: IFMA
Knowledge Level: 200 level
Session Description: Over the past two decades, many law firms have undergone significant transformation as technology and both client and attorney expectations have changed the look and function of the “typical” law firm office.  Join real estate and design professionals who will share some of these trends and open up discussion to the audience regarding the success of solutions and facility change within their respective law firms. 
Learning Objectives:
  • What is the up-and-coming design and function of the future law office?
  • Change your firm's look and maximize employee productivity.
  • Add value to your firm's discussion of future requirements.
  • Share your experiences and best practices with firm changes.
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    Speakers:

    Janice Cimbalo, Esq., MCR
    Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Inc.
    Senior Vice President
    Los Angeles Region

    Janice Cimbalo is a senior vice president in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Los Angeles Region. For the last 13 years, her career has been dedicated to strategic planning and implementation for large portfolios throughout the United States and internationally in both the public and private sectors. She also focuses on value-added client services such as incentive negotiations and workplace strategy evaluation. Prior to becoming a real estate tenant advisor, Cimbalo was a litigation attorney for seven years. She is currently the vice president and immediate past president of IFMA’s Corporate Real Estate Council, and co-authored the IFMA Foundation publication “Cut it Out.” Currently, she is a contributing author on the IFMA Foundation’s international workplace strategy book.

    Tom Turley
    Los Angeles Region of Jones Lang Lasalle
    Executive Vice President

    Tom Turley is an Executive Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle's Los Angeles office. The majority of Mr. Turley’s career has been dedicated to strategic planning and implementation for large portfolios, in both the private and public sector, with an emphasis on build to suits, development consulting developer competition and debtrelated due diligence and restructures. He has represented clients in more than 3 million square feet of build-to-suit projects and more than 20,000 acres of land development consulting, valued at over $1 billion. He has represented clients on 6 million square feet in over 15 states. In addition to Mr. Turley 's brokerage experience, he also spent three years as the Vice President of Real Estate for Accruent, the leading US lease administration and portfolio management software company with over 3 billion square feet managed. Mr. Turley’s responsibilities included strategic planning for large real estate portfolios,technology due diligence and implementation, and operating expense analyses.

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