By Christine Graf
Saratoga Springs attorney Steve Perkins has announced the opening of his new firm, Perkins Law PLLC.
The Siena College and Albany Law School graduate handles cases in Saratoga, Albany, Warren, and Washington counties. Perkins, a native of Saratoga Springs, works from home in order to keep overhead costs low. He meets with clients at 524 Maple Ave., Suite 2, a space he leases from attorney Rita Young.
During law school, Perkins interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, litigation firm Wilson Elser, and Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company. After graduating in 2016, he worked for McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum in Glens Falls. He started in the real estate department before moving into trusts and estates.
Five years later, in the fall of 2021, Perkins made the decision to open his own firm.
“I’m definitely still in the building phase,” he said. “My model is that I work from home but when I need to meet with clients, I use the conference space on Maple Avenue. I really like that model right now, and I think a lot of people are doing that. It’s really been working for me to help keep my costs down.”
Perkins specializes in real estate, trusts and estates, and estate planning. He also provides services related to business law and business formation and dissolution.
“I’m advertised right now as general practice, but those are the areas that I emphasize and those are really where my skills are,” he said. “I have a friend who did this a couple of years ago who I have been able to bounce ideas off of, and he really focused his practice on one area of the law to set himself apart in that area. That is really my goal too.”
Since forming his LLC in October, business has increased steadily, he said. As his firm grows, Perkins plans to expand staff and lease a dedicated office space. He is currently focused on building his client base and investing in software and technology. He is also working with a marketing consultant.
“I’ve had some wrinkles, but it has just kind of built organically. This last month is going to be my best month so far financially speaking. A lot of my business is through referrals from friends and family and past clients I’ve served at the firm I was at,” he said.
Although Perkin admits that going out on his own has been scary, he finds it equally rewarding.
“I like talking to people, meeting with people, and meeting with clients and getting to know them and gaining their trust. I’m looking forward to building and growing and helping the local community.”
For more information, visit www.perklawpllc.com or call 518-727-3241.