Stroock & Stroock & Lavan is also still out of its downtown offices at 180 Maiden Ln. For now, the firm has rented temporary space at 601 Lexington Ave. and is using its midtown office at 767 Third Ave.
"180 Maiden Ln. was severely flooded and is not operational. We have been told that the building will be out of service for two weeks. We are planning for a longer period," the firm's executive committee said in a Nov. 4-dated message on Stroock's website.
"Our Verizon telephone service has been compromised because of damage to Verizon's facilities at Broad Street and World Trade Center. We have rerouted our main line to the Los Angeles office, which is relaying calls and messages, though we may experience occasional delays or intermittent connection problems resulting from the damage. We are exploring phone solutions, although it may be some time before normal phone service is restored," the message said.
Stroock co-managing partner Stuart Coleman and a firm spokesman declined to comment further.
Gordon & Rees, at 90 Broad St., remains temporarily at 1040 Avenue of the Americas. The firm hopes to return the first week of January, said office manager Oria Aponte.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel, at 80 Pine St., had to find temporary space on short notice at 1271 Avenue of the Americas, said William Hartnett, chair of the executive committee. The firm has heard from the landlord that it can return downtown in two weeks, Hartnett said.
For Fragomen, the firm's temporary arrangement at a portion of Dewey & LeBoeuf's former office is through April 30.
"If we can move back into our space by the end of December, that would be fantastic," Patrick said. "Obviously, if it goes on for many more months, it creates secondary issues."
For example, "You're talking about not having the kind of access to the files we would normally have." The firm still has to retrieve files from its downtown office when needed, Patrick said.
But he added, "We're going to stay optimistic that we're going to get back in there at the early part of the new year."
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