Last edited 10:33 a.m., March 24, 2021
Husch Blackwell LLP is relocating from Hammons Tower, the law firm's Springfield home since 1997.
The company has chosen not to renew its lease that expires Aug. 31, 2022, according to a news release. It will move to a 3810 E. Sunshine St. office building being developed by Rita Baron's Raga Properties LLC. A target relocation date was not disclosed.
“Our firm began exploring new office space in Springfield several years ago, and 3810 E. Sunshine quickly became a leading candidate,” said Bryan Wade, Husch Blackwell’s Springfield office managing partner, in the release. “We have a firmwide focus on being more efficient with our space and on creating an office environment that promotes teamwork, collaboration and wellness."
Husch Blackwell signed on to lease roughly 14,500 square feet at the Sunshine Street development. That's down from approximately 19,000 square feet on three floors currently occupied at Hammons Tower.
Raga Properties' office building is nearing completion, according to the release. Other planned tenants include Baron's Baron Design & Associates LLC architecture firm and Central Bank of the Ozarks.
Husch Blackwell ranked No. 4 on Springfield Business Journal's 2020 list of the area's largest law firms, with 16 local attorneys. The company reported 29 total staff for the list published May 4.
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