The new office for the firm will be located in one of the area’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified Gold buildings, recently constructed to house the national headquarters and Springfield practice of accounting firm, BKD LLP. It is also across the street from the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, recently named the 2012 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Randell Wallace, Partner in Charge of the Springfield office, said, “We are excited about the upcoming move. By relocating offices, we are making a long-term commitment to downtown Springfield. After assisting our clients in numerous downtown redevelopment projects, we are glad to be returning to downtown ourselves, where the firm’s first Springfield office was opened in 1998. The new office will provide even more space for our team to work in a collaborative environment and to better serve our clients.”
“We’re also excited to be moving closer to the center city’s vibrant research community, which the firm’s technology and intellectual property practices serve,” added Wallace.
When the move occurs in 2013, the office will occupy approximately 19,000 square feet on the building’s first floor. The firm was assisted in the transaction by Tom Rankin and Jeff Childs of Sperry Van Ness/Rankin Company, LLC.
Lathrop & Gage’s Springfield office is currently located at 1845 South National, Springfield, Mo., 65804.
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