National Law Firm Doubles Footprint At Southeast Financial Center

Jul 08, 2011 No Comments by

Southeast Financial Center, Florida’s tallest and largest office tower and plaza totaling 1.225 million square feet in the heart of Miami’s Central Business District, announced today that Cozen O’Connor, a national law firm ranked among the 100 largest in the United States, has signed a long-term lease renewal and expansion.

“When considering our space requirements and market options, it was a comparatively easy decision to remain at Southeast Financial Center rather than move to a building with unknown parameters of amenities and unproven building requirements,” said Richard Dunn, Office Managing Partner, Cozen O’Connor.

A combination of current market recovery, including recent hires, and long-term growth projections for the Miami legal market, led Cozen O’Connor to expand from 4,900 square feet to 8,900 square feet. The expansion will include a complete redesign of the firm’s existing and new office space to increase efficiencies and upgrades to aesthetics.

“It is my belief that Southeast Financial Center is the top building in the South Florida market with unparalleled amenities and services,” continued Mr. Dunn.

The most significant leased tower in the state of Florida with approximately one million square feet under occupancy, Southeast Financial Center continues to appeal to national law firms as the premier business tower in South Florida. Ten of the Top 250 law firms reside in Southeast Financial Center, taking more than 330,000 square feet or approximately ¼ of the building.

“Miami’s standing as the gateway to the Americas continues to be a draw for legal and financial firms with strong international ties,” said Donald Cartwright, Senior Vice President with Jones Lang LaSalle, the exclusive leasing and management agent for the property. “Our commitment to attract and retain elite tenants has resulted in leases with ten of the nation’s largest law firms.”

Established in 1970 and ranked among the 100 largest law firms in the United States, Cozen O’Connor has 550 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 22 offices across two continents.

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