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A Birmingham law firm has changed spaces.

Gaines Gault Hendrix PC moved from an office at the Blue Lake Center to a 9,403-square-foot suite at 361 Summit Blvd.

With the move, the firm reduced its square footage by about 1,000, but the space was designed with the pandemic in mind. Firm Managing Partner Julie Pearce said the close proximity to U.S. 280 and I-459 as well as a bright, airy and modern space were appealing in the new location.

Thirty-three employees made the move over to the new office, and seven employees in the Huntsville office will be moving into a new space there shortly. Pearce said employees working from home during Covid-19 and collaborating online during the move made the renovation, which started in December 2019, easier.

“Covid-19 actually caused us to re-evaluate the collaborative spaces we’d incorporated into our design,” Pearce said. “We found that for the most part, our employees worked well at home, and we began utilizing online tools such as Zoom and Google Teams to help us collaborate. The silver lining to this pandemic has been seeing how our employees came together to make working from home successful. The pandemic has taught us that we can work effectively away from the office, and we can give up (most of) our paper. I’m grateful that we were pushed into this situation in some ways. I’m sure it will make us all more effective and allow for more growth in non-traditional ways.”

Pearce said the office move also was made with company growth in mind.

“We do anticipate continued growth,” she said “Due to the success of our remote work policy, I anticipate we would consider adding remote employees to allow us to grow but still have the space to socially distance, at least for the time being.”

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