Bond, Schoeneck & King To Remain At Current Downtown Syracuse Location; Office Renovation Project To Commence In November

November 2, 2011

(Syracuse, NY:)  Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC ("Bond") is pleased to announce its commitment to remain at its current location in the City of Syracuse, New York at One Lincoln Center. Bond Chairman, Richard D. Hole, Esq., recently signed a 15-year lease with building owner CommonWealth REIT. As part of the lease arrangement, Bond will undertake a major five-floor renovation project of its 89,000 square foot office space beginning mid-November. The property is managed by Reit Management & Research LLC, Real Estate Services.

Bond has leased multiple floors of office space at One Lincoln Center since its move from the State Tower Building in 1972. The recently signed lease also allows for expansion to additional floors to increase the Firm's total leased space to 100,000 square feet.

"We explored a variety of space options within and outside the City as the expiration of our lease approached," stated Mr. Hole. "However, remaining in downtown Syracuse and further customizing our offices and conference capabilities makes good business sense for the Firm. Further, we have a strong commitment to maintaining and enhancing the vitality of the City, which is the center of Central New York."

Bond worked closely with Mayor Stephanie Miner and her staff on several issues, including ensuring that parking would continue to be available to the more than 200 attorneys and staff who work at Bond's Syracuse Office.

"The City has been very accommodating in addressing our needs," reported Gary S. Goodwin, Executive Director at Bond. "It is a win-win situation for both parties. Downtown Syracuse continues to attract and retain businesses, Mayor Miner supports and encourages investment and growth in the City, and we, as a multi-service law firm, are afforded many benefits by being located downtown. We are also very pleased with CommonWealth REIT and their willingness to work with us throughout the lease development and negotiation process. We look forward to their continued support."

"I am thrilled Bond, Schoeneck & King chose to remain downtown and invest in substantial renovations at One Lincoln Center," said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. "The leadership and employees at Bond, Schoeneck & King recognize the many advantages of doing business in Syracuse and their commitment to Central New York will benefit the entire region."

The renovation project that will commence for the Firm on November 14th includes expanding its current conference room space, upgrading its electronic communications capabilities, instituting more efficient support staff work stations, and remodeling reception areas and offices.

"We hold numerous meetings, seminars and conferences at our current location and at area conference facilities," noted Mr. Hole. "This renovation will provide larger meeting space for us and our clients to utilize on all of these levels."

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC is a full service law firm, founded in 1897 and has since grown to a firm of more than 200 attorneys. The firm operates offices in New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Garden City, Ithaca, Oswego, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica, New York; as well as Overland Park, Kansas; and Naples, Florida. For a complete list of practice areas and industries served, visit the Bond, Schoeneck & King website at