Solo and small-firm practitioners in Denver are increasingly signing leases at coworking spaces to cut their overhead but still work near other lawyers. Later this year, they will have another location to consider.
With plans to open Oct. 15 in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood, ESQLegal would be the city’s latest coworking space with an eye for attracting attorney tenants. When it’s completed, ESQLegal will have 15 workstations with capacity for 50 people.
“I want to make practicing law fun and engaging, and I want this to be the place where you do it,” said attorney and ESQLegal founder Yev Muchnik. The space is being designed “with the mind of what needs to be tailored to attorneys,” Muchnik said. It will have private conference rooms and “pink noise” generators to meet lawyers’confidentiality needs as well as network firewall protection. She also plans to have an on-site receptionist and provide legal practice management software and a teleconferencing system, among other amenities.
With ESQLegal, Muchnik is hoping to capitalize on Denver’s growing demand for coworking spaces that is now catching on with the area’s more mobile solo and small-firm attorneys. Last year, LawBank, an attorney-centric coworking space, opened its second location in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood, and the Laundry on Lawrence building in the RiNo neighborhood, with the help of resident civil rights firm Rathod Mohamedbhai, expanded to add space to cater to attorney tenants.