Frost Brown Todd has set up an office in Dallas, making that market the ninth in which the firm has a location. Candace Carlisle at the Dallas Business Journal says point men Daniel Novakov and Edward Moore want to build out their team quickly.
The firm plans to start with an office in Dallas before heading to Houston in the future, Novakov told me.
By Labor Day, Moore said he expects the firm to have six to eight partners, but said, "We have no set goal for the number of partners we plan to hire."
Frost Brown Todd is home to more than 475 lawyers in seven states. Its downtown Nashville office houses 24 attorneys.
Vanderbilt Law School is launching a legal residency program through a partnership between the school's Program on Law and Innovation and global legal firm UnintedLex.
Through the program, which will be similar to a medical residency, graduates will work full-time for two years providing legal services in areas such as cyber security, contract management, patent litigation and intellectual property management.
"UnitedLex is a forward-thinking company founded by Daniel Reed, a Vanderbilt Law graduated and UnitedLex CEO, and I'm tremendously excited bout the opportunity this residency program affords our graduates to learn to deploy legal technology and resources," Chris Guthrie, dean and law professor at Vanderbilt Law School. "I expect this to become a key feature of our Program on Law and Innovation."
Vanderbilt is the fourth school to have residency program with UnitedLex. The firm also has affiliations with the University of Miami, Emory University and Ohio State. Ten Vanderbilt graduates are expected to join the program at first, and some will continue on the UnitedLex staff after completing the residency.
The Nashville operations of law firm Butler Snow has landed a permit to update its 14th-floor office space in SoBro’s The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, according to a Metro Codes document.
Flow Construction Co. will handle the effort, with the permit valued at $439,000.
The big 2015 growth spurt by law firm Burr & Forman has led its leaders to decide on an interim relocation to downtown's Nashville City Center tower from West End Avenue. Scott Harrison at the Business Journal writes that new Managing Partner Stephen Price expects to move his team in the next couple of weeks.
Looking longer-term, Price says he and his team are considering downtown office buildings that will be built in the "next year or two." Those projects would appear to include Eakin Partners' 1201 Demonbreun building adjacent to the inner interstate loop, the planned Hines/Ragland tower on First Avenue, MarketStreet's Gulch Crossing coming online this summer, and a 22-story building planned by Turnberry Associates two blocks east of MarketStreet's building.
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