Beginning in March of 2012, RCMTZ will be doubling its number of offices when it opens its Columbus, Ohio area office (Dublin, Ohio to be exact). While perhaps not hard to double when going from one office location to two, the expansion signifies RCMTZ’s commitment to better serving its clients. It also underscores the recognition that as technology helps the world get smaller, in turn it makes a client’s potential legal needs expand geographically. Thus by opening our second location in Columbus, RCMTZ will be better suited to do what it has always done – service the entire State of Ohio and Midwest region.
Perhaps even more exciting than the fact we are opening a second office is that I will be moving back to Columbus to be the managing shareholder of the Columbus office. I say back to Columbus because as I tell people, I spent seven years going to school at The Ohio State University. When the response I get is people looking at me strangely wondering if they should be hiring an attorney that went to Ohio State for seven years, I quickly point out that I did manage to graduate twice, with both a business degree and from law school. Beyond simply going to school at Ohio State though, Columbus is also where my fiancée lives, where a large amount of our family and friends are located and where I’ve spent most of my weekends for the past few years. And finally, who could ever forget the electric feeling of Saturday afternoons during football season.
While I will undoubtedly miss things about living in the Toledo area, yet another nice thing about the practice of law is that it can now be done effectively state and even nationwide. Thus, while I will be expanding our office locations and be based primarily out of Columbus, I will continue to spend time in the Toledo office and handle matters in the northern part of Ohio. Likewise, the Columbus office will serve as a base for my partners and associates based in Toledo, to better address the needs of clients in the central and southern portions of the state. Without question having attorneys in both locations at all times will better serve the needs of clients in the most economical way.
While perhaps not directly comparable, as I write this blog I can’t help but think of the timing of the opening of the office and the return of Urban Meyer to Ohio State to coach the Buckeyes. Both of us spent time at Ohio State and are returning to Columbus. Both of us are excited about the upcoming year and opportunities that await. And both of us plan and hope to lead our team to great things in Columbus and across the State of Ohio.