Missouri law firm Husch Blackwell switches Springfield office to East Sunshine Street

25 years of operations in downtown Springfield will soon end for a major Missouri law firm with offices from Washington, DC to Sacramento, California.

Kansas City-based Husch Blackwell announced Tuesday that it is moving its Springfield office from downtown to a new building at 3810 E. Sunshine St. near Sam’s Club and Walmart Neighborhood Market, east of US Highway 65 becomes.

Since 1997, Husch Blackwell has managed his business in the Springfield area from Hammons Tower at 901 E. St. Louis St., where he currently rents 19,000 square meters on three floors of the legendary building. The lease of the law firm in the skyscraper ends on August 31, 2022, the firm said in a press release.

The company’s new three story building is owned and operated by Raga Properties, LLC. Husch Blackwell will only rent 14,500 square meters there. This is part of a company-wide strategy to “reduce the total area”.

In a prepared statement, Springfield Managing Partner Bryan Wade said Husch Blackwell began looking for a new office in Springfield “several years ago”.

“We are focused company-wide on being more efficient with our spaces and creating an office environment that promotes teamwork, collaboration and wellness,” Wade said in the statement.

(Disclosure: Wade has represented the news leader in various legal proceedings over the past few years.)

Husch Blackwell's Springfield law firm's new home is said to be 3810 E. Sunshine St., shown here in a display dated March 23, 2021.

Wade said Baron Design & Associates, the architecture firm working on the new building, made Husch Blackwell officials feel they “understood our goals and could help us create a space that compliments our overall corporate culture.” “.

In addition to smaller offices, more intelligent use of space, more “hoteling” and the use of public areas, Husch Blackwell now also prefers floor plans that “offer sufficient natural light and state-of-the-art technological amenities throughout the office. Logs. “

Bret Chapman, the company’s chief administrative officer, said in a prepared statement that Hush Blackwell has learned a great deal from recently added offices in Milwaukee, Dallas, Chicago and Denver.

“We look forward to partnering with Baron Design to create a premier location in Springfield,” said Chapman.

The law firm’s press release stated that the Central Bank of the Ozarks and Baron Design will also have space in the new building.

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