Law firm signs on for 49,000 square feet in Harwood District

By Dallas Business Journal staff / September 10, 2019 / Dallas Business Journal

After a lateral sweep into Dallas, Reed Smith plans to take down about 49,000 square feet as part of a multi-year lease in the city’s District of Harwood.

The space within Harwood No. 10, a 22-story Class AA office tower designed by HDF, will be able to accommodate up to 100 lawyers as the firm looks to grow its team. Reed Smith has already added 30 lawyers since it entered the Dallas market in May, according to a news release.

“We are in the process of designing first-class office space that will allow us to better serve our clients, attract the very best legal talent, and create a work environment that our attorneys and staff can truly call home,” said Brian Mitchell, a co-managing partner at Reed Smith’s Dallas office, in a prepared statement.

Bobby Majumder, also a co-managing partner in the Dallas office, noted the combination of the new building and amenities provided within the Harwood District as a draw for the firm.

Reed Smith hopes to be in the space in the first half of 2020. The firm marks the sixth Am Law 100 member within Harwood, according to the release.

JLL negotiated the terms of the lease on behalf of Reed Smith, while Harwood International represented itself.

A spokesman for Reed Smith said in May the firm was temporarily occupying space in Harwood’s Saint Ann Court building before it moved to a permanent location in 2020.