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This is FindLaw's Law Firm Management Center's collection of free articles on Office. Having office space for your law practice is an important choice when starting a law firm. Whether you rent an office, share facilities, or work out from your home, there are many aspects to consider regarding your law office. Start your research with FindLaw.

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  • How to Negotiate a Commercial Lease
    Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration of U.S. Small Business Administration
    Leasing a commercial space instead of committing yourself to owning commercial real estate can be an excellent move, but there are fewer tenant-friendly laws and no standard lease agreements. You'll need a lawyer's help to negotiate the best deal on a commercial lease.

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  • Commercial Lease Negotiation Checklist
    Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration
    In many states, commercial leases are not covered under consumer protection laws that normally safeguard tenant rights. It is assumed that commercial leases are contracts between knowledgeable business people, and therefore less government regulation is needed than in residential leases. Thus it is essential to scrutinize every aspect of the lease and renegotiate unfavorable terms before signing.

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  • How to Start a Law Firm: Office Furniture and Supplies
    Provided by Editorial Staff of FindLaw
    Attorneys looking to start up a firm often look for the best furniture, equipment, and supplies available so as to impress their prospective clients once the office is open. However, lawyers just starting out their careers or making a clean, fresh transition from another practice may have to be more practical in their considerations.

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  • Simple and Sure Office Energy Savers
    Provided by Environmental Protection Agency
    The best energy and dollar savings are the result of well designed, comprehensive efficiency upgrades to your facility and its systems.

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  • Energy Saving Tips for your Building Management
    Provided by Editorial Staff of FindLaw
    This article provides a sample letter from a tenant to a building owner/manager to ask them to particpate in efforts to save energy and promote green buildling practices.

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  • Federal Income Tax Deductions for Law Office Equipment
    Provided by Richard Link of FindLaw
    How to properly claim a deduction from gross income on your federal income tax return for office equipment and software that you purchase during the year.

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  • Flying Solo: Starting Your Own Law Practice
    Provided by Megan Rellahan of LawCrossing
    Whether you have just graduated from law school or have been working at a law firm for decades, starting your own practice is always an option. Although it is scary to consider putting on the pilot's hat and flying your own plane, if you follow some of these guidelines, there is no reason why you cannot learn to fly successfully.

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  • Coworking: Office Space Options for Solo Lawyers and Small Firms
    Provided by Richard Link of FindLaw
    Coworking is an attractive option for the attorney ready to move on from home-based, shoestring operations but not ready for the expense of setting up a private office in town.

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