Tampa, Fla., October 20, 2014 – Trenam Kemker is pleased to announce the kickoff of its annual fundraising campaign to benefit United Way, which coincided with the first stages of the firm’s major renovations to its 40,000 square foot office space in the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Tampa. On October 15, Trenam Kemker attorneys and staff made donations to United Way of Tampa Bay for the opportunity to swing a sledgehammer at the office’s walls, thus beginning the office’s redesign into a collaborative workspace and launching the firm’s 2015 fundraising efforts to benefit the nonprofit organization.
In May 2014, Trenam Kemker renewed its lease in Bank of America Plaza, and announced plans to reconfigure its space to develop a collaborative work environment and accommodate a younger workforce. While open, collaborative environments are an increasingly common business practice, Trenam Kemker has attracted attention as one of the early adaptors in the legal industry.
“As a part of our ongoing support of United Way, we felt this was a fun way to jumpstart our campaign to meet this year’s fundraising goal,” said J. Eric (“Tate”) Taylor, chair of the Executive Board of Trenam Kemker and one of the attorneys to take the sledgehammer. “The work United Way does to improve education and help struggling families and at-risk youth is admirable, and we are proud to support the organization in any way that we can.”
Last year, Trenam Kemker attorneys and staff raised more than $30,000 as a part of the firm’s ongoing involvement with United Way. This far exceeded the firm’s goal of $25,000 and was nearly $10,000 more than the previous year’s effort.
United Way is a worldwide organization with nearly 1,800 locations in 45 countries and territories. It advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health, the building blocks for a good quality of life. The United Way mobilizes millions to give, advocate and volunteer for the improvement of conditions in their local community. For more information, visit www.unitedway.org.
Founded in 1970, Trenam Kemker ranks among the largest law firms in Florida, with offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg. Trenam Kemker works regionally with clients in the following practice areas: bankruptcy, creditors’ rights & insolvency, business transactions, commercial litigation, construction law and government contracting, employment law, health care, employee benefits, private client services and real estate transactions and lending. The firm is committed to the service of its clients, the community and the improvement of the legal profession. For more information, visit Trenam Kemker online at www.trenam.com.