Last edited 1:41 p.m., Sept. 28, 2022
A year and a half after announcing plans to relocate, Husch Blackwell LLP's Springfield office is making the move.
The law firm's employees are starting the transition today to 3810 E. Sunshine St., according to a news release. The firm is vacating its longtime space in Hammons Tower.
“We are eager for our new home in Springfield,” said Bryan Wade, Husch Blackwell’s Springfield office managing partner, in the release. “Our new space allows us to fulfill the firmwide focus on being efficient with our space and creating a collaborative environment. We are committed to Springfield, and this space allows for sustained growth.”
On East Sunshine Street, Husch Blackwell is one of the tenants in an office building developed by Rita Baron's Raga Properties LLC, according to past reporting. Baron's architecture firm, Baron Design & Associates LLC, and Central Bank also are tenants in the building. Baron said via email that the office building is nearly full, with about 8,500 square feet available out of 60,000 square feet.
Husch Blackwell penned a lease agreement to take on 14,500 square feet at the Sunshine Street development. That's down from approximately 19,000 square feet on three floors at Hammons Tower, where Husch Blackwell has operated for 25 years.
In Springfield, Husch Blackwell employs 17 attorneys and 13 administrative personnel, according to the release. The firm's specialties include commercial litigation, corporate law and real estate.
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