Ropes & Gray Donates Seventeen Floors of Office Furniture to Charity

In The News
October 24, 2010

Leading international law firm Ropes & Gray LLP today announced that it has donated seventeen floors of furniture from its former Boston office location to The Furniture Trust, a Newton, Mass.-based non-profit corporation. The Furniture Trust, in turn, will distribute the thousands of desks, bookcases, file cabinets, chairs, tables and workstations and other office furniture to local non-profits. This is the largest furniture donation ever made to the Furniture Trust in Boston. Ropes & Gray has relocated its Boston office to the Prudential Center from One International Place. 

“Ropes & Gray is very pleased to provide this significant benefit to community organizations, including pro bono firm clients and other charities,” said John Montgomery, managing partner of Ropes & Gray.
Ropes & Gray has partnered with The Furniture Trust, which will identify charitable organizations, schools and other non-profits across Massachusetts that are in need of furniture donations.  Interested non-profit organizations should contact The Furniture Trust directly at (617) 921-7443. 

The international law firm Ropes & Gray is a recognized leader in private equity, M&A, finance, investment management, litigation, securities and other complex business litigation, government enforcement, health care, life sciences, intellectual property and tax, among other practices. The firm has more than 1,000 attorneys and professionals around the world, including more than 500 lawyers in Boston, and offices in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Chicago, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Ropes & Gray and its lawyers take seriously their commitment to public service. In 2009, the firm’s attorneys devoted over 90,000 hours to pro bono clients, ranging from transactional work for nonprofits to cases for individuals referred by not-for-profit legal service providers.

The Furniture Trust is a non-profit charity formed by Boston business leaders to provide alternatives for the disposition of excess office furnishings. The Furniture Trust partners with companies to find homes for donated items with local schools, non-profits and other charitable organizations in need.