Thompson Hine has relocated its Washington office to 1919 M Street N.W. and signed a 7-year lease, the firm announced last week.
David Wilson, the partner-in-charge of the firm's Washington office, said the 35,000 square-foot space better serves the needs of attorneys and clients through expanded conference room facilities and flexible workspace space for visitors. The new space consolidates the office to one floor, as opposed to two at its previous location.
Wilson said that the old office at 1920 N Street N.W., where the firm had been for more than 20 years, was starting to show its age.
“There was a constant scramble for conference room space,” Wilson said. “This new space enables us to be a lot more responsive to our clients and meet their needs more efficiently.”
The new office also will allow the firm to expand in Washington, Wilson said. “Our strategic plan has us targeting to get to 50 lawyers in the next couple of years,” he said. “We are out there aggressively looking for people who complement our existing practices.”
Presently, the D.C. office has 35 attorneys, but it is looking to bolster its transportation, trade and litigation practices.
Wilson declined to say what the price of the lease was, but he said that the firm leased the single floor to reduce costs. “We looked at that as an opportunity to get a below market sublet,” he said.