Encinitas Patch
August 15, 2013
by Daniel Woolfolk

Coast Law Group’s gear room was one reason Outside Magazine chose to feature them in its Top 100 Places to Work feature for a second year in a row.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encinitas residents tend to feel pretty lucky to live in paradise. Even more fortunate is the Staff of Coast Law Group that makes the outdoors a part of their company culture.

Last week, Patch reported how Outside Magazine named the law firm #23 in their top 100 Places to Work. It was the second time being named on the list and surfing lawyers’ “board room” got a special mention: “At this law firm, which is within walking distance of the coast, the surfboard-stuffed gear room gets utilized as much as the conference room,” the magazine wrote about them.

Partner Aran Wong showed Patch the room and spoke about the company culture to promote fitness, the outdoors and environmentalism.

The walls of the firm are lined with ocean-inspired art (made in-house), some employees use stand-up desks, and the business has electric bicycles employees can use.

“When you get to a part of the ride where you would normally start sweating you can just turn on the battery and it helps you go out the hill and it helps you get back to work and you can plug it right back in as soon as you’re done,” he said.

Also making the list this year is The Grauer School, which made #10.