Q: How has the pandemic impacted Selzer Gurvitch?
A: The pandemic was a catalyst for adapting our 38-year-old firm for the future. We are a stable, well-respected boutique law firm focused on commercial real estate, financing and business transactions, estates and trusts and tax planning. In 2019, we committed to a four-year plan to significantly grow our firm, broaden our practice areas and establish leadership succession to ensure that we continue to serve our existing clients and future generations of clients, while preserving our culture and maintaining our longstanding roots in the community. When COVID-19 hit, we seized the opportunity to add talented attorneys with well-established practices in land use, condo/HOA and real estate tax appeals — all new practice areas for the firm. Instant 30 percent growth is a substantial change under normal circumstances; during a pandemic and without face-to-face interaction it qualifies as a transformational experience.
Q: What does your recent growth mean for clients?
A: The additional practice areas provide a wider range of capabilities. We gained incredible expertise from our new colleagues, who now provide a deep knowledge base and robust practices in land-use and zoning, HOA/condo associations and real estate tax assessment appeals. This recent, rapid growth gives us considerable insight into the business issues our clients face and enhances our ability to provide holistic business and legal counsel with an even stronger bench of specialized attorneys. This is empowered by our firm’s collaborative, open-door culture, which has always been a part of Selzer Gurvitch.
Instant 30 percent growth is a substantial change under normal circumstances; during a pandemic and without face-to-face interaction it qualifies as a transformational experience.