Unique Space Reflects Collaborative Spirit; Eases Reentry to Workplace
(SOUTHPORT, June 22, 2021) — Butler Tibbetts, a leading law firm known for guiding clients through their most vulnerable moments in business and in life, has moved into its new headquarters location in Southport. The 19th-century house in a historic part of Fairfield County is the firm’s second Connecticut office. The expansion and relocation are part of a long-term regional growth strategy to build capacity, while maintaining the firm’s family feel and highly collegial work culture.
The move comes at a time of changing norms and shifting mindsets, as clients, attorneys, and allied staff return to the office after more than a year of remote work. Located at 181 Old Post Road in Southport, the unusual workspace was originally built in 1870 as a single-family home. The reimagined home-turned-office provides a combination of private, communal, and amenity spaces and has recently been renovated to offer open work areas and “war rooms” that facilitate collaboration between attorneys and the sharing of ideas.
“While the firm was well positioned to transition to a fully virtual work environment during the pandemic, our people are eager to return to the office,” said Butler Tibbetts Managing Partner, Tim Butler. “We wanted to welcome everyone back with a more relaxed and less traditional working environment in keeping with our firm culture of togetherness and esprit de corps.”
The opening of the Southport office is the latest in a string of strategic initiatives for the firm, including the launch of a dynamic new brand identity and recent partnership elevations, as well as forthcoming new attorney hires, philanthropic engagement in Southport, and a new office in Philadelphia.
Butler Tibbetts’ clients range from major healthcare companies to individuals seeking marital settlement, real estate, and estate planning services. The firm will maintain a presence in Darien and continues to service clients from their Midtown Manhattan location.