News
August 4, 2010

Polsinelli Shughart PC is seeing double these days; double the number of employees working downtown and double the office space. Construction is complete and attorneys and staff have relocated from the Clayton office to the downtown office, 100 S. Fourth Street. The relocation and construction of several floors transformed the existing space into a modern, functional law firm positioned to carry the firm forward as an industry leader. The firm now occupies 80,778 square feet and spread throughout five floors. In May 2009, Polsinelli Shughart signed a 12-year lease agreement with St. Louis Financial Associates, to keep the seventh largest law firm in St. Louis downtown.

“It’s been a long process but we have finally reached our goal to be primarily located under one roof, “said Randy Gerber, managing partner of the St. Louis office. “The lawyers and staff are committed to downtown and are very excited to be serving clients in a contemporary space. Clients are going to love the enhanced views of the arch and the ballpark.”

The move makes way for growth including the recent addition of ten new attorneys in the past year. Polsinelli Shughart attorneys and staff in Clayton began moving downtown in phases near the end of June and the construction and move was completed on schedule August 2. 165 attorneys and staff will provide professional services for clients downtown. Gensler, a global, architecture, design and consulting firm that specializes in designing law firm offices, designed the new look for Polsinelli Shughart which includes:

• A two-story atrium that will be the focal point of the staircase on the east side of the building enhancing the view
• Operable partition track doors that will convert conference rooms into multipurpose function rooms

Polsinelli Shughart is committed to a vibrant St. Louis and is involved with various downtown organizations including:

• RCGA and its Leadership Circle and Economic Development Council
• Regional Business Council
• Partnership for Downtown St. Louis and its Community Improvement District

In addition to providing professional services for clients, attorneys and staff regularly volunteer at nonprofits through the firm’s recently established Volunteers Investing in our Neighborhoods (VISION) program. Teams of employees volunteer at St. Patrick Center, Saint Louis Crisis Nursery and the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

“We think it’s important not only to be committed to the economic engine of downtown but also to help meet the needs of St. Louis by volunteering in the community,” said Gerber. “It not only benefits the community but our attorneys and staff get real satisfaction out of helping St. Louis in this way and it builds camaraderie within our firm.”

Polsinelli Shughart will maintain a small office in Clayton to service estate planning clients.

For information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618, hmcmichael@polsinelli.com or

St. Louis Marketing Director Anne Frohock,  314-889-7089, afrohock@polsinelli.com

About Polsinelli Shughart PC
With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC (www.polsinelli.com) is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction, life sciences, environmental and natural resources, health care, insurance coverage/bad faith, and labor and employment. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 16 offices located in Kansas City, St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, Washington, New York City, Wilmington, Overland Park, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson City, Topeka and Edwardsville.