September 28, 2009

The Denver office of national law firm Polsinelli Shughart PC relocated today to a new building in the historic Lower Downtown District (LoDo).

The firm’s new space at 1515 Wynkoop St. will accommodate the Denver office’s 25 attorneys and other staff members, as well as its plans for future expansion, according to G. Stephen Long, founder and managing partner of Polsinelli Shughart’s Denver office. Polsinelli Shughart moved from its former offices in Independence Plaza on 17th Street in Downtown Denver, where it served clients for the past 11 years.

Polsinelli Shughart signed a 12-year lease with developer Hines Interests LP for 38,000 square feet on the sixth floor of the eight-story building, which is located in a mixed-use district with restaurants, business services, retail, residential and Union Station. The agreement includes options to lease the entire 47,000 square feet floor and to extend the lease to more than 20 years.

“Our new office provides us with room to grow our practice and presence, as well as support the revitalization of historic LoDo,” Long said. “The environmentally-friendly space and convenient location also allows us to attract and retain the best attorneys and staff.”

The new office features sustainable materials and energy-efficient electrical systems, lighting, heating, cooling and office equipment. The building has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for Core & Shell and Polsinelli Shughart is expected to apply for LEED certification for Commercial Interiors for its space in early October.

Polsinelli Shughart was formed on February 1, 2009, following the merger of two Kansas City-based law firms: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC, and Shughart Thomson & Kilroy P.C. Shughart Thomson & Kilroy established its Denver office in 1998. The merger brought together the recognized litigation and trial experience of the Shughart firm with Polsinelli’s sophisticated business capabilities, setting the stage for growth in Denver and the firm’s offices in 12 other cities.

About Polsinelli Shughart

With approximately 480 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart P.C. ( 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 and health care. 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 13 offices located in Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Wilmington, Delaware; Chicago and Edwardsville, Illinois; Overland Park and Topeka, Kansas; Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and St. Joseph, Missouri; New York City; and Washington, D.C