Mohr Partners Represents Seyfarth Shaw on Relocation of its Chicago Office
August 14th, 2014 | Press Releases
CHICAGO, IL —(August 14, 2014)—Mohr Partners, Inc., a global corporate real estate advisory firm, announces its representation of Seyfarth Shaw LLP on the relocation of its 200,000 square foot Chicago office lease at Willis Tower, located at 233 S. Wacker Drive. Melissa Copley, Managing Partner of Mohr Partners’ downtown Chicago office, represented Seyfarth Shaw during the transaction, working closely with Seyfarth’s Kelly Bufton, Carl Russo and Tim Dahlman on the assignment.
Seyfarth Shaw has more than 800 attorneys and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, D.C., Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy.
Willis Tower is the premier corporate office building in Chicago, offering more than 4.5 million square feet of office and retail space. The building is home to more than 100 different companies, including the global headquarters of United Airlines, along with prominent financial services firms, law firms and insurance companies.
“Willis Tower presents a unique opportunity to align our office footprint in Chicago with the innovative needs of our lawyers and staff,” said Peter Miller, managing partner of Seyfarth Shaw. “We’re excited to move into such an iconic building, and our new space will allow us to reimagine and design state-of-the-art facilities in order to best serve our clients not just in Chicago, but across the country and around the globe.”
“This was an in-depth analysis of the Chicago downtown office market on behalf of Seyfarth Shaw, where we evaluated all possible existing and planned buildings that could potentially meet the firm’s business goals, real estate needs and long-term vision for the firm,” said Ms. Copley. “Willis Tower had the perfect balance of efficiency, flexibility and features that the firm sought. We were thrilled to have assisted Seyfarth Shaw in selecting the building that best met its objectives.”
“We are pleased to announce Mohr Partners’ role in the relocation of Seyfarth Shaw’s Chicago office,” said Bob Shibuya, President of Mohr Partners. “Law firms represent a key vertical specialty at Mohr Partners, which is led by Melissa Copley. We have partners and principals located in offices all across the country with extensive experience representing law firm clients and who are intimately familiar with the specific factors and dynamics unique to their industry.”
Mike Kazmierczak and Derek Rolison of U.S. Equities Asset Management represented Willis Tower on behalf of the building’s ownership, 233 S. Wacker Drive, LLC.