Make Downtown Albany Your Firms New York State Address
You can commit to a long-term lease in Downtown Albany for approximately $53 per square foot PLUS operating expenses.
Or, you can enjoy the perks of being in Albany's 90 State St— physically or virtually — on a month-to-month subscription for a fraction of the price with FirmVO.
Why law firms of all sizes are choosing
FirmVO over long-term leases
100% ethically compliant attorney-only space
Legally trained and experienced staff
Legal meeting, deposition, and private office space
One-click management of time-sensitive mail
Legal reception and 24/7 US-based call answering
Close to courthouses and other legal services
Amenities and IT services without the overhead
Monthly subscription — no more long-term leases
Upgrade to a full time or hybrid office anytime
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Why law firms of all sizes are choosing
FirmVO over long-term leases
Albany's 90 State St is a fabulous office space with 15-stories, 207,000 square feet, and great amenities in the heart of Albany.
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About the office
Downtown Albany has
never been this affordable
You can have the address, area code, legal reception, time-sensitive mail
service, call answering services, and more without signing an expensive
For solo or small practices that don't want answering service or on-demand meeting & office space credits.
Use 90 State Street, Albany, New York 12207 as your business address
Staffed professionals at the front desk to greet your clients and accept packages that arrived at your virtual address
Bi-weekly forwards of mail by USPS
Phone service includes a local inbound phone number, call auto-forwarded to your cell phone or a voicemail box and customized voicemail to email
1,200+ hours of video CLE with 1 credit certified per monthso that you can further expand your knowledge
10% member discount for on-demand office and meeting space on location when you need it.
Includes a phone & e-fax number, call answering services, office & meeting space credits, and more.
EVERYTHING in Starter, Plus
Mail scanning to email, receive all your phyisical mail scanned to your email.
Live answering service including client greeting, screening, message taking sent by mail, and transferring includes 30 minutes of talk time by receptionists (approximately 60 calls worth)
A 518 area code phone number and e-fax number
4 hours of on-demand private office space usage monthly
4 hours of on-demand conference room usage monthly
1-5 Users (e.g firm members)
Weekly forwards of mail by USPS instead of bi-weekly
1,200+ hours of video CLE with 2 credits certified per month instead of 1
20% member discount for additional on-demand office and meeting space instead of a 10% discount
For practices that need more office use, calls answered, mail servicing etc. & additional premium features.
EVERYTHING in Professional, Plus
100 minutes (approximately 200 calls) of live answering service instead of 30 minutes
1-12 Users (e.g firm members)
10 hours of on-demand private office space usage instead of 4 hours
6 hours of on-demand conference room space usage instead of 4 hours
Daily email alerts of mail recieved
1,200+ hours of video CLE with 3 credits certified per month instead of only 2
25% member discount for additional on-demand office and meeting space instead of 20%
Use your office space allotments at all FirmVO all national locations.
* Month-to-month subscription — no long-term commitment
Have unanswered questions about FirmVO or our plans?
Need more than the Executive plan offers?
Contact us to create a custom plan for your firm.
Have unanswered questions about FirmVO or our plans?
Contact us and we’ll get you an answer.
My commuting costs were ridiculous...
...I would drive 30 minutes to the train station, pay $400/month to take a 1.5 hour train ride each way, plus metro cards to take the subway. I was doing this 3X per week and it was killing me.
I am definitely saving a lot of money and I’m so glad I don’t have to commute anymore.
We're a contingency fee practice so...
...you either win or you donate. There are long cases with out-of-pocket expenses for experts, travel, etc.
So the savings go towards helping us fund cases and to increasing profit.
The savings are wonderful.
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Plans and Getting Started
You can begin using the address immediately after you subscribe and make your first payment. Our on-site staff is informed and ready to accept visitors or mail on your behalf.
However, please note we do require you to fill out a USPS form 1583, before any mail starts to arrive. As required by the USPS we must have Form 1583 available for examination by the postmaster and the Postal Inspection Service.
After subscribing, you will receive an instant welcome email with instructions and a link to fill out USPS 1583. It will also give you the option to schedule a free online notary to notarize the form, as required by the USPS.
We aren’t in the long-term lease commercial real estate business. And while the long-term lease was never ideal, in the midst of a pandemic it’s unthinkable for many firms.
With FirmVO, your commitment (if you can even call it that) is month to month with no cancellation fees. We don’t lock you in.
Should you require or desire a contract term of 1-3 years, we would be happy to provide that. Contact us at (877) 603-1962 and we will send you an agreement on the spot.
Each FirmVO subscription includes services for one entity. Should you want to set up an additional entity, you will need to set up an additional full-priced subscription
An additional d/b/a can be added at a cost of $49 per month and are added to the floor directory listing. Your current plan features and allocations will stay the same.
Do you have plans for firms that only need full-time space? How about hybrid space of physical offices and virtual services?
If your firm wants full-time office space, please call us toll-free at (877) 603-1962 or email us to discuss your needs.
We offer tailored hybrid office plans for firms looking to have a mix of offices, to be used on a rotation basis (hot desking) and a virtual office setup at the same time.
It's the best of both worlds - usually applicable to firms with more than 10 attorneys who are looking to save atleast 80% on their current office expense.
Legal and Occupancy
Is FirmVO's virtual office in compliance with New York Judiciary Law § 470 for nonresident attorneys?
New York Judiciary Law section 470 an anachronistic century-old statute, requires New York attorneys based outside the state to maintain a physical office within the State.
An open question today is what is necessary to meet the requirements of the law for New York attorneys, currently residing out of state. For example, the recent case of Schoenefeld v. Schneiderman (find the case text here) explored this question.
However, uncertainty remains in the minds of many as to the precise requirements for compliance. However, it is clear that until this law is repealed, a physical office in some form is necessary for nonresident attorneys to practice ethically in New York.
We have studied the definition of a physical office and have created and built FirmVO's professional and executive plans to be in compliance with 470 and other ethical pitfalls.
Let us explain why - with a FirmVO plan, you are sharing and paying for the use of an office, a conference room, and legal support staff on site. These staff members and facilities are extensions of your firm like they would be in any law office sublease arrangement.
We also include signage indicating your firm's name outside the suite and the office facility, Our facility is an attorney-only site with staff trained in privilege and confidentiality and the handling of service of process. In addition, we offer a unique license agreement to nonresident attorneys, written to reflect the concerns around satisfying Judiciary Law 470.
We believe, in good faith, the facilities, and services we are providing satisfy the mandate of Judiciary Law 470, however, in the end, that is a decision you must make as a practicing New York attorney.
Disclaimer: FirmVO Inc. makes no guarantee that our office meets the requirement for nonresident attorneys of maintaining a physical office under New York law.
You can book rooms for the same day ~99% of the time. We ensure short-notice availability by limiting the number of attorneys on plans which include access to physical space and by acquiring more space when needed.
If being able to book rooms for focused work, meetings and physical or virtual depositions are important, we recommend starting on a Professional or higher plan which includes 4+ hours of on-demand private office and conference space and discounted prices for additional hours.
Can I use Downtown Albany for the formation of a new PLLC or entity? Will FirmVO accept service of process on our behalf?
You certainly can and we certainly will.
Our front desk is trained and ready to accept any service of process received from the state or courts immediately after you sign up.
You can also use the address for the Courts, the State Bar Association as well as on your website and marketing materials.
We can and we do.
To date, we’ve scanned almost 1,000,000 pages, sent nearly 250,000 time-sensitive mail alerts, and answered over 70,000 phone calls.
Our systems scale so that no matter how large your firm is, you’ll get your mail notifications, calls will be answered and patched through properly, and documents will be scanned and sent.
We also can offer more than the Executive Plan includes, we offer Enterprise and Custom plans, contact us for more details.
What else should I know about mail management, live legal reception, and your law practice management software?
In short, FirmVO is more than a physical office, area code, and address — it’s a suite of tools and services.
Mail management ensures you’re alerted of time-sensitive mail and able to act on it with a click of a button. Live legal reception services ensure every client is greeted professionally and politely whether in person or on the phone. And practice management software (coming soon) makes it possible to keep and organize your cases, phone calls, mail and more in one place.
Click here to learn more about our suite of tools and services for attorneys.
Most virtual offices will take any kind of business as a customer and charge a substantial fee just to get set up. FirmVO isn’t most virtual offices.
Only attorneys can become customers, ALL plans include a $0 set up, and you’ll be up and running in 48 hours.
Hot Desk 1 and Hot Desk 2 (1 on 1 meeting or office use) - $25/hour
Medium Conference Room (4-6 people) - $40/hour
Large Conference Room North ( 10-12 people) - $50/hour
Large Conference Room South ( 10-12 people) - $50/hour
When renting a room for half a day you will receive a discount of 30% and on a full day rental a discount of 40% off.
In order for mail and packages to reach the suite, it will need to be addressed to our suite, in addition to the address.
FirmVO occupies ....
Your Firm PLLC
Albany 90 State St Suite 700 or 7th Floor or Your Own Suite # That Starts with 7
Albany, NY 12207, USA
We use a standard manila envelope. The envelope is stamped and dropped daily in the mailbox in front of 90 State St. We ship it to the address you choose when requesting your forward in the portal.
If you request a bulk forward of all of your mail, we will fit as much as we can in one envelope. If there is still mail remaining, we will use a second envelope. Please note this will account for another forward per plan allocations.
You sure can, just let us know when you sign up that you would like to enroll in mail auto-forwarding.
The front desk staff will automatically forward your mail on Fridays.
You can use this service for forwarding weekly (Profesional and Executive Plan) or bi-weekly (Starter Plan). You can request us to send the mail USPS standard or FedEx with tracking (ground or overnight). Postage charges and subscription overage rates apply.
With our Executive and Enterprise plan, you are able to receive checks and send outbound mail to and from 90 State St.
When it comes to checks, our front desk staff can either go to a local bank branch on your behalf or you can send us a bank check scanner to use.
With outbound mail, all you would have to do is email us a document you want to be sent, just don't forget the address of where you want it sent.
We will put it in an envelope, add stamps and send it out on your behalf the same day. The will be postmarked as sent from NYC, even if say, you are out of the country.
FirmVO is unable to initiate a change of address or a forwarding request with the USPS on behalf of a new client. Unfortunately, the postal service just doesn't allow for it.
It's also important to note, that the required USPS form 1583, is not a change of address or a forwarding request with the USPS.
Should you require a change of address, make sure to visit the Official USPS Change of Address® website, where you can make the change of address request directly with the USPS.