Savills arranged a multiyear lease transaction on behalf of client Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. The law firm will occupy approximately 14,000 square feet on the 32nd floor of Ross Tower, located at 500 North Akard Street in downtown Dallas.
Steptoe & Johnson is currently in a strategic expansion mode, and the award-winning law firm is growing many existing offices and boosting its presence nationally including throughout North Texas. Steptoe & Johnson is a longtime client of Savills Managing Director Corporate Lesa Nickelson French and Managing Director Ric Kanatzar, who represented the law firm in its search.
“Steptoe & Johnson is quickly expanding, and for its first Dallas office, it sought a centrally located building that offered the flexibility for future growth,” said Nickelson French. “Ross Tower was selected as it provides the firm opportunities to create an effective office environment and modern workplace, cultivate the firm’s culture, and safely meet and interact with clients, all within the heart of downtown Dallas.”
Ross Tower is a 45-story, Class A office tower ideally situated in the Dallas Art District. The tower recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of its lower concourse, including upgrading its two-story lobby, tenant lounge, and conferencing center. The building is near numerous restaurants, high-end hotels, and prominent recreational and cultural attractions such as Uptown and Klyde Warren Park.
Gensler will oversee the office’s design, and the location is slated to open in the first quarter of 2022. Ross Tower was represented by Hunter Lee, Ben Cuzen, and Luke Aviles of HPI Real Estate.
“We are pleased to welcome Steptoe & Johnson to the building and look forward to being a part of its continued growth in Dallas,” said Aviles. “The walkability and extensive amenity base of Ross Tower will serve as an ideal location for the firm.”
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a law firm nationally recognized for its strengths in energy law with more than a century of know-how in the areas of business, labor and employment, and litigation. Steptoe & Johnson has over 370 lawyers and other professionals practicing in 18 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.