The Law Office of James R. Snell Jr. - October 2017

OCT 17

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The Big Day Is Finally Here

Cutting the Ribbon at Our New Office

I recently returned from a wedding in Rockford, Illinois. It was a great experience, but I couldn’t resist talking about the law with the groom. You

see, before I went to law school, I worked briefly in IT, where I met the future groom. We stayed in touch, and he (foolishly) followed my lead into law school. I’m sure that everyone was less than thrilled to hear us talk shop, but we couldn’t resist.

“After securing all the permits, finishing construction, and

I came away from our conversation remembering that there’s always a bright side to the legal system in a particular state. No matter how much I might gripe about certain facets of the South Carolina courts, there are ways that lawyers in Illinois have it a whole lot worse. It was basically the opposite of a “grass is greener” conversation. We both acknowledged the challenges we have to deal with, but I certainly didn’t come away wishing that I practiced in Illinois. Speaking of greener grass, we are happy to announce that we are finally in our new building. It’s been quite the process — another thing I’m thankful for is that I’m not a contractor! The results, though, have made it more than worth all the headaches. We’re more than doubling in size, and we hope it will lead to a more comfortable experience for our clients. I welcome everyone reading this to check out our new space in downtown Lexington at 123 Harmon Street. Located diagonally across from the old mill, you may remember it as the lot where there used to be a golf cart dealership. After securing all the permits, finishing construction, and building the office, cutting the ribbon was a combination of excitement and relief. I think this space will be our home for years to come, and will allow us room to grow as a practice. Heaven knows I won’t miss making phone calls regarding zoning and dealing with solicitors. Nevertheless, I can’t help but look at this new building as a major achievement for our practice. We’ve been a part of the Lexington community for over a decade, and it means a great deal to be a part

of downtown. We feel more in tune with the community than ever, and it makes me think about how lucky we are to serve the people of this wonderful community. This might not be as big a deal as the ribbon cutting at Harmon Street, but October is also

building out the office, cutting the ribbon was

a combination of excitement and relief.”

when our office does one of our annual team-building activities. As Halloween approaches, we head up to Wompus Woods in Cowpens to be chased around by people dressed as clowns and wielding chainsaws. I think it’s the best haunted woods experience in the state, and while it might not be everyone’s idea of fun, we love it. It’s become a tradition here, and nothing brings the team together more than being jointly terrified.

I want to wish everyone reading this a very happy Halloween and a wonderful start to your holiday season. If you happen to be downtown soon, be sure to come stop by and check out our new not-at-all-haunted house. We look forward to seeing you! – Jim Snell | | F: 803-359-7691 | P: 803-753-1476 1

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