June 21, 2007

Venable to Relocate Baltimore Offices to Inner Harbor

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After more than 37 years in the Mercantile Building, move sets stage for continued expansion of Maryland's leading law firm


BALTIMORE, MD (June 21, 2007) – Venable LLP today announced that the firm's Baltimore offices will relocate from the Mercantile Building at 2 Hopkins Plaza, to 750 East Pratt Street during the spring of 2008.

Several factors drove the firm's decision to relocate its Baltimore offices after more than 37 years.  Venable's new offices will expand the firm's square footage to approximately 150,000 square feet and enable the firm to continue to add attorneys and staff to its 460 employees in the Baltimore area. 

"After almost four decades in our Hopkins Plaza location, it was time for a change," said Mike Baader, partner in charge of Venable’s Baltimore office.  Baader further stated "We are strong and we are growing.  Our new location places us in the center of Baltimore's vibrant Inner Harbor business corridor, and will provide a great platform from which to serve our clients throughout the mid‑Atlantic region." 

Jim Shea, Venable's Chairman added "The firm's roots are in Baltimore.  The continued success and growth of the Baltimore office is an integral part of our strategic plan.  We have a great team of lawyers in Baltimore, and our new location will enhance their ability to serve the business community and charitable organizations in the region."

Davis Carter Scott of Vienna, Va., a firm specializing in office design for law firms, will design the firm's new space.  K&G Project Management of Washington, D.C. will be the firm's project manager, and Whiting-Turner will be lead contractor.

One of the American Lawyer’s top 100 law firms, Venable LLP has attorneys practicing in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property and government affairs. Venable serves corporate, institutional, governmental, nonprofit and individual clients throughout the U.S. and around the world from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and offices in California, Maryland, New York and Virginia. For more, visit www.Venable.com.