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Patricia Oliver, who came to the firm a little more than a year ago from Heller Ehrman, said the concierge has been more than a trivial convenience for her. Several weeks ago, she ran into a storm of car troubles, from locking her keys in the trunk to a flat tire to a fender bender.
“I called the concierge, Joel, and said, ‘I don’t know what to do,’” she said. “He said, ‘Don’t worry about anything � when do you need your rental car?’”
It wasn’t just the 10 to 20 hours he saved her on all of her auto woes; it was also the psychological effect of having the stress lifted, she said.
Oliver said that Liner Yankelevitz has something of a spa-like atmosphere in general. From its light-filled Westwood space to the veggie breakfast burritos, there’s something about it that makes her feel healthier, she said.
“It feels like a place of healing,” she said. “When I see my friends from Heller, they say ‘You look completely different: relaxed and happy.’”