By Joshua Burd
Brach Eichler LLC is expanding and overhauling its Roseland headquarters, as the law firm marks continued growth and a milestone anniversary.
The practice, which is based at 101 Eisenhower Parkway, said Thursday that it would increase its current office by 15 percent to 56,000 square feet. It will now occupy the entire second floor in addition to maintaining its third-floor space, with plans calling for around 18 new offices, a new courtroom for virtual trials and two technologically advanced conference rooms.
Additionally, the extended lease includes the installation of two Brach Eichler signs on the building, one facing Eisenhower Parkway and the other facing Interstate 280. The firm — a key player in real estate, health care and other industries — is the largest tenant at 101 Eisenhower.
Its expansion also comes as it marks its 55th anniversary.
“Despite the pandemic, 2021 was Brach Eichler’s biggest year to date and this additional space will support the firm’s growth trajectory,” said John D. Fanburg, the firm’s managing member. “I am proud of our attorneys’ hard work, dedication to client service and track record of success which has triggered this needed expansion. We look forward to building on this momentum with continued success and growth across our practices. As our firm continues to grow, our core values always remain consistent: integrity, respect and excellence.”
Brach Eichler recently announced its largest member promotion class, which includes 10 lawyers from a range of practices. Meantime, from 2021 to date, it has added 35 new hires at the attorney and staff levels.
“While many companies have reduced their office footprints during the pandemic, Brach Eichler is committed to returning to an in-person office experience to practice law passionately with an eye toward the end result,” Fanburg said. “We are doubling down on office space because we believe in-person collaboration is vital to our attorneys’ training and mentorship.”
In detailing the expansion, Brach Eichler noted that it has taken a host of health and safety precautions to maintain a safe work environment during the pandemic, including professionally cleaning and disinfecting the office space, installing ionization and air filtration units to reduce the flow of irritants and installing Plexiglas barriers at open workspaces.