Uptown Dallas' New Park District Lands Another Major Legal Tenant

One of Uptown Dallas' new office tower projects is inching closer to full occupancy with a major law firm lease.Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has taken two floors of offices in the new Park District project at Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Pearl Street overlooking Klyde Warren Park.The Chicago-based international legal firm is moving its Dallas office from the Comerica Bank Tower downtown to 56,000 square feet in the Park District's PwC Tower later this year."This office is geared toward what the next generation of attorneys are asking for - a high-tech, flexible and efficient use of space," Mark S. Solomon, managing partner of Katten's Dallas office, said in a statement. "Additionally, the opportunity to relocate to Klyde Warren Park puts our attorneys and clients closer to the communities where they live and work, something that is important to them and to us."Katten Muchin Rosenman last year expanded its Dallas office with seven new corporate partners focused on private equity work. The local office now has almost 40 attorneys that handled finance, merger and acquisition, health care, white-collar crime, real estate, corporate and litigation.With the new lease, the 20-story Park District office tower is 85 percent rented.Park District is a mixed-use project of developer Trammell Crow and MetLife Investment Management."We are pleased to welcome this prestigious law firm to PwC Tower at Park District," said Scott Krikorian, Crow's Senior Managing Director in Dallas-Fort Worth. "We are seeing a trend in the legal industry whereby firms are not only looking to help their clients, but to also create a quality work environment, with an eye on space efficiency and design to foster open communication and allow for a more collaborative and cooperative workspace."Lincoln Property Co's Matt Craft negotiated the new lease with Dennis Barnes, Shannon Brown and Clay Gilbert with CBRE.Along with the new Katten Muchin Rosenman office, Park District is home to companies including Pricewaterhouse Coopers and law firms Barnes & Thornburg and Winston & Strawn and coworking firm Hana.Along with the office high-rise, the Park District includes a 34-story apartment tower plus retail and restaurant space.  Continue reading...

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