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Law firm to relocate office to Stamford

December 14, 2018

STAMFORD — A tri-state law firm is relocating its White Plains, N.Y. office to Stamford and bringing more than a dozen jobs.

Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert LLP plans to open on Jan. 2 an office at the downtown Landmark Square center, taking about 8,300 square feet on the 21st floor. Fourteen will be based there, with nine lawyers and support staff. The firm said it planned to add associates in the next year.

The firm cited its clients’ connections to Connecticut area and downtown assets including the Metro-North train station.

“Stamford continues to be a vibrant business community that has a long history with the insurance industry and many of our various practice areas have an insurance-based background,” Managing Partner Garrett Fitzpatrick said. “Lastly, with our offices in New York City and Stamford, all of our lawyers can readily maintain their representation of our clients throughout the northeast area.”

F&HPA said it is outgrowing its White Plains office. About two years ago, the firm acquired a predecessor firm in the city.

In addition to Stamford and Manhattan, F&HPA maintains offices in Princeton, N.J., and Los Angeles.

At the same time, other law firms with offices already in Stamford are renewing their local commitments. Day Pitney LLP intends to relocate by the end of the first quarter of 2019 from the Canterbury Green complex, at 201 Broad St., to Stamford Plaza, at 263 Tresser Blvd.

Statewide and in Fairfield County, the legal sector’s employment is still down more than 10 percent from 2007, according to state Department of Labor data. After dropping significantly during the last recession, the industry’s county and statewide headcounts have stabilized during the past few years.

In 2017, about 3,300 in Fairfield County and around 12,800 throughout Connecticut worked in legal services.

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