April 4, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart PC announced today that it is no longer considering a proposed building at the site of the Neptune Apartments on the County Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri for its headquarters. The national law firm is now evaluating other options, both in Missouri and in Kansas, for a new 200,000 square foot office building. In August 2010, Polsinelli Shughart had announced its intention to locate its new national headquarters at 47th & Broadway as a tenant of Highwoods Properties.

“We are disappointed to have to take this action because we think the Highwoods proposed building on the Neptune site would have been good for the Plaza, good for Kansas City and good for our law firm,” said Polsinelli Shughart Chairman Russell Welsh. “However, the uncertainty of the process makes it unlikely that the building will be completed in time to meet our schedule to be located in a new headquarters office by the fall of 2013. We appreciate Highwoods’ efforts to make this project work, but it is time for our firm to move on.”

The need for a larger office is prompted by the 2009 merger of two of Kansas City’s largest law firms. Polsinelli Shughart is the second largest law firm in Kansas City based on number of attorneys, and one of the fastest growing law firms in the country. The firm currently employs approximately 500 attorneys and staff in Kansas City, Missouri.

When a new location is finalized, Welsh will provide interviews. The firm appreciates your interest and patience as it moves forward during this process.

For more information contact:

Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael at 816-223-8780,

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli Shughart is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Kansas City; St. Louis; Phoenix; Chicago; Denver; Washington, D.C.; New York; Wilmington, Del.; Overland Park, Kan.; St. Joseph, Springfield, and Jefferson City, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; and Edwardsville, Ill.