This was their team’s third year competing but first, win at the Corporate Cup Challenge at the Peter Blum Family YMCA. So, the Marshall Grant law firm put the 3-foot trophy right in the front hall. You can’t miss it.
“It’s a conversation starter for our clients,” said Adam Marshall, co-managing partner. That’s the whole point, and not just for bragging rights. “It’s an extension of our corporate culture,” Marshall said.
The eighth annual challenge Nov. 10 had 18 teams, said Boca YMCA executive director Chris Sapp.
Ten team activities promoted health and wellness in the workplace. Proceeds went to the Y’s Financial Assistance Program for people without the ability to pay for a membership.
That jibes with the firm’s values, too, said Marshall. “The corporate cup challenge was my first interaction with the Y. They make full use of the campus, so it acts as a campus tour.” Once he saw what the Y offers, joining the board was a “no-brainer,” he said. This is his second year.
The Marshall Grant challenge team had 15 members including attorneys, support staff and significant others.
“Technically you’re not playing the other team, they’re all geared toward time,” he said. “This brings you together in a fun setting and we turn it into a whole day.”
They went to Hijinks Sports Grill with the families after their big win, Marshall said.
He and Joe Grant started the firm in 2011, downsizing on purpose. They wanted to avoid the ultra-competitive vibe of the big law firms. Their practice is growing, but not too fast. They have four partners, two associates, and three of-counsel.
They specialize in commercial litigation, corporate restructuring and transactions, real estate transactions and employment law.
“Above all else, we’re attempting to build a culture that prizes the employees and the clients,” Marshall said.