St. Louis, June 4, 2018 – Global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP will sign a new 10-year lease extension for its largest U.S. office, located in St. Louis, Mo., in the Metropolitan Square office building.
The firm was founded in St. Louis in 1873 with its original office located in a building across from the Met Square location. The firm moved to the Met Square building in 1992 and currently occupies over 200,000 square feet across nine floors.
“Our support for downtown St. Louis has never wavered,” said St. Louis Managing Partner Bob Newmark. “We have taken our role as a leader in the legal and business community very seriously and look forward to being a part of the city’s growth and development for many, many years.” Mayor Leyda Krewson said, “ Bryan Cave and its lawyers have been an integral part of the St. Louis business community for over 140 years, and we are thrilled that Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will continue its commitment to downtown St. Louis and remain an important partner in the growth of our city.”
The firm’s recent expanded international capabilities are the result of a merger between Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner. The firm now has more than 1,400 lawyers in 32 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, ranking it among the 50 largest law firms in the world.
“Many of our St. Louis-based clients will benefit from enhanced capabilities in transactional, regulatory, and litigation practices serving clients in key business and financial markets around the world,” Newmark noted. “Few firms have the geographic and practice reach that we enjoy, staking out leadership positions in Real Estate, Food and Agribusiness, Trusts & Estates, Data Privacy, Manufacturing, and Sports and Entertainment. We are excited to share our global capacity with St. Louis.”
The St. Louis office has approximately 227 lawyers and 307 staff members.
About Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
With over 1,400 lawyers in 32 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it. The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.