Law firm expands downtown presence


Sean McNally. Courtesy Kotz Sangster Wysocki

A law firm looking to better connect its offices across the state and offer additional services in West Michigan has moved into a larger space downtown.

Kotz Sangster Wysocki celebrated last month the opening of its 2,200-square-foot office in Grand Rapids in the Trust Building, at 40 Pearl St. NW.

For the past four years, the firm’s Grand Rapids office was located at 61 Commerce Ave. SW. It also operated a small office in Ada.

“We wanted to consolidate our offices and expand in the heart of Grand Rapids,” said Sean McNally, attorney, Kotz Sangster Wysocki.

Kotz Sangster Wysocki also has offices in Detroit and Bloomfield Hills, as well as several offices in southwest Michigan: Niles, South Haven and Buchanan.

Focus of Grand Rapids office

With the expansion, Kotz Sangster Wysocki plans to offer a full range of legal services to businesses and residents in West Michigan.

McNally said the firm is particularly interested in working with the many family owned businesses in the market, which is one of the motivators for its growth in the region.

He said helping entrepreneurs with their legal needs is another focus for the firm.

The Grand Rapids office will be co-led by McNally, who is a native of the city, and attorney Tom Vitale.

Link to the southwest

The Grand Rapids office will serve as an important link along the west side of the state for the firm.

According to Greg Wysocki, the firm’s CEO, “Our plan to offer Grand Rapids, Niles, South Haven and Buchanan convenient and highly skilled attorneys is now complete.”

Collaborative space

The new office includes three private offices with room for additional private offices in the future.

Because attorneys from the firm’s other offices will be spending time in Grand Rapids regularly, the office includes an open space to accommodate visitors.

“With our law firm having offices in other locations, we have attorneys coming and going for client work, and we wanted to have something conducive for people working on the go,” McNally said.

He said the firm also does a good deal of litigation work, which is often collaborative, and the open-space concept will allow attorneys to embrace that collaboration more easily.

Kotz Sangster Wysocki worked with Grand Rapids-based CWD Real Estate Investment and Triangle Associates in Grand Rapids to secure and build out the space.

“They helped us develop an innovative law office,” McNally said.

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