How does an established Cincinnati firm take a fresh look at where it does business?

Beckman Weil Shephardson LLC, Attorneys at Law, were outgrowing the space they occupied for the last 15 years. They had occupied the 12th floor in the Mercantile Building on Walnut Street (formally the Formica Building). It was time to either renew the lease or begin looking for a new home.

"Change is a hard decision for everyone to make," says Joseph Feldman, an attorney in the firm. He and his associates knew this much: they were staying downtown, parking was a concern, and more space was a necessity. So, last summer, their search began.

Twenty years ago, the American Book Building was renovated magnificently. The structure"”situated next door to the Taft Museum on Pike Street, across from Lytle Park"”met the law firm's requirements for a downtown location and sufficient ...

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