International law firm Clark Hill moves to LoDo – BizWest

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Clark Hill, an international law firm with 27 offices in three countries, moved to Denver last year and will move into a much bigger space in LoDo next year.

The firm with 650 lawyers bought Hoban Law Groupspecializing in cannabis law, in July 2021. In February, he will move from the HLG office at 730 17th St. to 1400 Wewatta St.

“The Denver legal market is one of the fastest growing markets in the United States and Clark Hill aspires to be one of Denver’s premier firms,” ​​said Bob Hoban, Hoban Law Group’s namesake. , who is now a specialist Clark Hill attorney. in cannabis.

1440 Wewatta is already home to several law firms, including Dorsey & Whitney, Nelson Mullins, Kilpatrick Townsend and the Denver office of Dentons, the largest law firm in the world.

Clark Hill will occupy nearly 13,000 square feet on the fifth floor. Its current space in the central business district is about 6,000 square feet, according to Hoban.

The building at 1400 Wewatta St. already houses several law firms. Justin Wingerter/Business Den

“Because the current office is already at capacity, moving to a larger space is critical to our continued growth in Denver,” Hoban said. He added that “while other (businesses) legal revenues may decline, our team and revenues…have only seen growth.”

Coincidentally, for Hoban’s first job as a lawyer, he would park at 1440 Wewatta, which was a surface lot at the time. The mixed-use building that now stands there was completed in 2008.

“There has been an exodus of top-rated businesses out of the CBD over the past 10 years to LoDo, and by moving Clark Hill to the same neighborhood, we are signaling our place among those other top-rated businesses,” Hoban said. .

The company’s suite is built from the ground up with a focus on communication, so employees can connect with its other offices and customers. It will also include modern amenities, such as a meditation room and kitchen area to “prevent burnout”, Hoban said.