Patton Boggs LLP, a full service law firm, renewed its lease for 206,000 square feet at 2550 M St. NW in Washington, DC. The group will continue to occupy the entire office building at the dividing line between the West End and Georgetown submarkets for another 15 years.
The DC-based firm has occupied the Tishman Speyer-owned property for the last 34 years, which played a large determining factor in why the firm decided to stay in its existing office space. The renewal will also consist of a multi-phase renovation of its office to revitalize the space. The architectural firm of Lehman Smith McLeish, which has worked with Patton Boggs for the past 15 years, will design the new space, which is expected to take over a year to complete.
Patton Boggs just celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. It was one of the original tenants of the building when it was constructed in 1978. The firm’s long history as one of the cornerstones defining the West End submarket market, along with its 30-year history at 2550 M St. NW, is ultimately why it decided to stay.
Edward J. Newberry, managing partner of Patton Boggs, said "We have a tremendous history in this building, and it is difficult to imagine our flagship office being anywhere else."
Kurt Richter and Art Santry of Cassidy Turley represented Patton Boggs, while Tishman Speyer was represented internally by Dan Dooley and Andy Eichberg.