Kean Miller Expands New Orleans Office

Kean Miller will expand its New Orleans office to new space in First Bank and Trust Tower located at 909 Poydras. The firm has agreed to a long-term lease for nearly 31,000 square feet across two floors in one of downtown New Orleans' premier Class A office towers.
  News of the transaction was featured on and in New Orleans CityBusiness

"New Orleans is the fastest growing office in our firm. Our clients' needs are growing rapidly, and so are our firm’s space requirements.  We have experienced an explosion in the number of resources required to exceed our clients' expectations.  The development of a new, contemporary, collaborative workspace is essential to our future growth plans in the Crescent City," said Blane Clark, Kean Miller's Managing Partner. "We have recently added partners and associates from old-line New Orleans law firms, in addition to attracting lateral attorneys returning to post-Katrina New Orleans following stints with law firms in Texas and California."  Gary Horwitz, CEO of Hertz Investment Group added “This long term lease with one of the leading law firms in Louisiana for the top floors of First Bank and Trust Tower solidifies this building as one of finest office towers in the New Orleans market.” 

Kean Miller's New Orleans office design will reflect a bright, sophisticated space that accentuates the use of the latest business technology, while embracing the cultural character of New Orleans. Soon to be located on the 34th and 36th floors of First Bank & Trust Tower, the New Orleans space will include offices for each of the firm's 30+ attorneys in the market, as well as ample space for expansion as new attorneys arrive. The space will include a total of seven conference rooms on two floors with state-of-the-art audio and video conferencing capabilities in each room. Areas for collaborative projects and legal support activities will build on the firm’s team approach in a modern, comfortable environment.

Daylight and a southern vista will greet visitors in the main reception area of the firm's conference center, which will host meetings, training sessions, mock trials, social gathering, and community events. The space will also feature many of the stunning materials and technology highlighted in the firm's Baton Rouge office, which was redesigned in 2010.  

“Kean Miller’s decision to move into signature office space on the top floors in one of New Orleans finest office buildings shows a significant commitment to the City and State and demonstrates rapid and sustained growth for one of Louisiana’s long-standing law firms” said Bobby Talbot, president of Talbot Realty Group.  Bryan Burns of Transwestern added “This expansion by Kean Miller is another illustration of the continued vitality of the New Orleans market.  The most prominent law firms in the city have consistently grown and prospered as the New Orleans economy continues its renaissance.”  

Kean Miller was represented in the lease negotiations by Bobby Talbot, CCIM, of the New Orleans-based Talbot Realty Group.  First Bank and Trust Tower was represented by Bryan Burns of Transwestern.

About Kean Miller

With 137 attorneys, Kean Miller serves the legal needs of Louisiana businesses and Fortune 500 companies. The firm maintains offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The firm serves clients in numerous industries including energy, petrochemical and chemical, technology and telecommunications, transportation, media and advertising, financial services, insurance, gaming, government and education, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail, construction and leasing.   The firm combines the talent and expertise of its lawyers into multi-disciplinary client and industry teams. These teams are comprised of seasoned legal professionals from a variety of disciplines who are equipped to identify legal and business needs and to develop superior service strategies that provide unmatched support to the client.

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