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KI Legal Celebrates Firm Expansion and New Office on 40 Wall Street, NYC

By on October 30, 2022

by Laura Neroulias

KI Legal welcomed 250 guests to celebrate the opening and office expansion onto the 49th floor of 40 Wall Street in NYC. Co-founded by Andreas Koutsoudakis and Michael Iakovou, since launching in 2019, the New York City based law firm has grown from just two to over 30 people (impressive achievement considering that most of that growth happened during the pandemic). The business law firm focuses heavily on real estate and hospitality within three practice areas; general counsel, litigation, and transactions.

KI Legal office blessing with Father John Lardas

KI Legal office blessing with Father John Lardas

Prior to the arrival of the guests, Father John Lardas, presiding priest of the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church of Port Washington, blessed the firms’ office space, which was then followed by tours of the office for the invited guests. Next up, guests were guided downstairs to enjoy a lively reception in ‘The Vaults’ with food catered by Marathi NYC (which is owned by co-founder Andreas Koutsoudakis).

George Giannopoulos, George Zapantis and Jeffrey Znaty

George Giannopoulos, George Zapantis and Jeffrey Znaty

Among those present for the celebration were New York City Hospitality Alliance Executive Director Andrew Rigie, Zoe Koutsoupakis of Signature Bank, DJ/Music Producer Jack ‘Jus Jack’ Trantides, Greg Pappas of The Pappas Post and Michelin Star nominated Chef, Christos Bisiotis. Music was provided by DJ Evans.

Michael Iakovou, Socrates Xanthopoulos, Andreas Koutsoudakis

Michael Iakovou, Socrates Xanthopoulos, Andreas Koutsoudakis

Co-Managing Partner Andreas Koutsoudakis explains that, “the goal from day one, when we built the firm, was to create an environment where people don’t dread calling their lawyer. That’s why we took a hospitality approach to our office’s design, and general ethos, that makes getting a call from or visiting your lawyer, or vice versa, not this dreaded moment! The culture we’ve created is how we can help you, not only from a legal standpoint but also a business one. We always are thinking about who can be connected, who is best for you to meet, and so on because we always think about our clients, whether or not we drive an immediate benefit from it.”

Speeches at The Vaults at 40 Wall Street

Speeches at The Vaults at 40 Wall Street

He goes on to say that “the party ended up being a reflection of this goal. Like many other events we host or attend, the party was just about putting all of our clients in 1 room so they can end up making connections with other great companies and people to help expand their business. And ultimately it was a great celebration. It was an honor to see so many people supporting us and if we could’ve fit a 1,000 we would have invited them all! Now, we just can’t wait for the holiday party!”

Peter Athanasopoulos, Laura Neroulias Bisiotis, Christos Bisiotis

Peter Athanasopoulos, Laura Neroulias Bisiotis, Christos Bisiotis

In a similar vein, Co-Managing Partner Michael Iakovou shares that, “the outpouring of love and support certainly did not go unnoticed by us. I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge how our core client bases, of restaurant hospitality and real estate operators, were very well balanced and represented at the event. Having the collective opportunity to connect in person was something sorely missed from our society the last two years, and we hope to do this for our clients, friends, and family multiple times a year moving forward!”

Michael Iakovou, Zoe Pilios, Andreas Koutsoudakis

Michael Iakovou, Zoe Pilios, Andreas Koutsoudakis

:Call to Action: For all of your legal needs, do not hesitate to contact KI Legal and find out what we can do for you. With a process rooted in education, personalization, and execution, we work hard to offer a Big-Law-scope of services while retaining a small-firm-style of communication,” he concleded.

Guests with Andreas Koutsoudakis, including Darden R. Livesay III, Greg Pappas, Jack ‘Jus Jack’ Trantides, and Andrew Rigie

Guests with Andreas Koutsoudakis, including Darden R. Livesay III, Greg Pappas, Jack ‘Jus Jack’ Trantides, and Andrew Rigie

For more information KI Legal’s website is https://kilegal.com/

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