After nearly 25 years in Nashville, the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility has relocated to the Creekside Crossing I office building in Brentwood. The BPR, whose main function is to protect the public from unethical conduct by attorneys in the State of Tennessee, has signed a long-term lease to occupy more than 11,000 square feet in the office complex owned and managed by Duke Realty.
"As the staff of the Board has grown, we have adopted a more team-oriented approach", said Nancy Jones, the BPR's chief disciplinary counsel. "We needed to grow to more effectively handle our burgeoning caseload and were out of space in our former building. We also realized that we needed to look and operate more like a traditional law firm, because at heart that's what we are. We are the only legal firm in the State of Tennessee that practices attorney ethics law and enforcement exclusively."
The Board's move to the four-story, 116,400-square-foot Creekside Crossing has allowed it to design an efficient office space that meets its current needs, while also providing room for future growth.
"For the last several years, the number of attorneys in the State has grown at a rate of about 3 percent. As a result, the number of complaints we receive each year has increased," Jones said. "The Board needed additional resources, including personnel, to maintain the ability to effectively investigate and prosecute these allegations of attorney misconduct."
Chris Grear and Lee Paradise of Colliers International represented the Board in its search and negotiation for the new office space. Coleman Aycock of Duke Realty represented the building owner.
Acuff renews with Highwoods
Acuff and Associates, a retirement actuarial services firm, has renewed its lease on 8,100 square feet of office space at Highwoods’ Westwood South building in Brentwood.
Jeff Williams represented Highwoods Properties during the leasing process. Acuff & Associates was represented by Mylinda Vick from Cherry & Associates.