July 07, 2014

Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler Signs Lease for New Home at 250 West Pratt Street

The Firm announced today that it is moving to 250 West Pratt Street, the landmark office building owned by TIER REIT, Inc., located near Camden Yards. The Firm has entered a lease agreement for the entire twentieth floor of the premier address and plans to relocate in December 2014.

Currently located at 36 South Charles Street, Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler will remain in the downtown business district, steps away from the federal courthouse. At 24 stories tall, 250 West Pratt is the most visible building from Oriole Park at Camden Yards and located in close proximity to I-395, the MARC commuter rail, and the Baltimore Light Rail at the Camden Yards station.

“We couldn’t ask for a better, more convenient location for our clients and employees,” said Shapiro Sher Chairman Joel I. Sher. “At 250 West Pratt we have bright, beautiful space with easy access to public transportation, the interstate, the courthouse, and the Inner Harbor. We’ve always been a downtown firm for a reason: it’s the right place for our practice.”

The new location will allow Shapiro Sher’s Baltimore-based practice groups to work together on a single floor. “For some time, we have been looking for a space that would allow us to operate more efficiently,” said Renée Lane Kunz, Chief Operating Officer, who is managing the move and design of the new space. “The Pratt Street address does that for us, and the space, with its sweeping views of the Harbor and Oriole Park, will make for a beautiful place to practice law.”

“We are thrilled to have a prestigious law firm such as Shapiro Sher join our tenant roster at 250 West Pratt,” said Courtenay Jenkins with Cushman & Wakefield. “They are going to occupy the last available floor and bring the building to 100 percent occupancy, which is the goal every landlord wants to achieve.”

The building owned by TIER REIT, Inc. was represented by Courtenay Jenkins and Tim Jackson of Cushman & Wakefield. Bob Manekin of Colliers International represented the tenant.

Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler was founded in 1972 by Ronald M. Shapiro, with the mission of providing outstanding legal counsel for Maryland businesses of all sizes. Since then, Shapiro Sher has grown into a full-service, nationally-recognized firm that for the past three years has been named Top Mid-sized Law Firm in Maryland for Business and Transactions by Super Lawyers®, a division of Thomson Reuters. The Firm includes practices in litigation, corporate, real estate, employment, tax, sports, banking & finance, and bankruptcy & creditor’s rights.

TIER REIT, Inc. is a Dallas, Texas-based real estate investment trust focused on providing quality, attractive, well-managed commercial office properties in strategic markets throughout the United States, including Houston, Austin and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, North Carolina and select other markets. For more information on TIER REIT, please visit tierreit.com or call 972.931.4300.