Early one Thursday afternoon, there was a friendly knock on legal assistant Tara Fahimi’s office door. Someone was stopping by to take her order for lunch the next day. Every Friday, the law firm of Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday brings in food from area restaurants and picks up the tab.
Before the pandemic, most of the 32 people who work at BBS&G—attorneys, administrators and support staff—would sit around the large conference room table in the book-lined library and enjoy their lunches together. Now the food is delivered to everyone’s desk. There are no cubicles at BBS&G—even before COVID-19, everyone had their own office.
Fahimi will never forget the firm’s lawyers “schlepping boxes from down the road” when she and attorney Adam Moskowitz transitioned to BBS&G in the summer of 2020 from a boutique firm nearby. “They were literally taking a hammer and nail and [helping] us hang up stuff in our office—they wanted us to feel welcome,” she says.
Paralegal Victoria Dewey recalls the weeks’ worth of meals the firm sent over after her ex-husband died. “You don’t find too many firms like this firm, where your personal life is first,” she says. “And because they are like that, it makes you want to be even a better employee.”
By Amy Halpern