Recently formed Fisher Potter Hodas, created from the marriage of two small divorce firms, has moved to a new office in downtown West Palm Beach.
Fisher Potter Hodas, which specializes in representing wealthy clients in high-stakes divorce and asset-recovery cases, now is in a 5,823-square-foot space on the eighth floor at 515 N. Flagler Drive.
The relocation comes two months after the firm was formed in the merger of Fisher, Bendeck & Potter and The Law Office of Benjamin T. Hodas.
The move was in part to consolidate all 17 people from both firms in one office. It also is an effort to provide an office setting for its clients that is reminiscent of top New York corporate litigation firms.
Fisher Potter’s clients include corporate executives, closely held business owners, professional athletes, celebrities and wealthy families, according to its website.
Hodas and his staff previously were in a 3,200-square-foot office in the same building but on the seventh floor. Fisher Bendeck was in a 4,734-square-foot office on two floors at 501 S. Flagler Drive, about a mile south of its new office.
Fisher Potter has leased its new office for seven years but declined to disclose the rent. The firm said it has a right of first refusal on additional space to allow significant expansion in about 18 months.
The average rental rate in downtown West Palm Beach at the end of 2017 for a Class A office was $57.11 per square foot and for Class B it was $38.67, according to an Avison Young report. The area had an 11 percent vacancy rate at year-end.
The law firm’s new office includes a collection of wildlife photographs by British fine-art photographer David Yarrow, also a conservationist and author.