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From Old House to New Office building with style by Gordon Tully JLC · DECEMBER 1989 Converting a home into office space may sound like a straightforward remodeling job. It isn't. Once the public is invited onto a premises, a whole set of legal complexities enters into the picture. To cover the breadth of topics that must be considered, we listened in on an imaginary conference among the owner, builder, and architect. Architect: So you bought this house and want to convert it into lawyers' offices? Owner: Exactly, and I brought our favorite builder along to discuss the problems. Builder: Yo! Architect: We have several basic issues to consider. First is zoning. Is your proposed conversion allowable? Owner: It is. Architect: Good. Otherwise you'd need