Lathrop GPM is the fourth law firm to commit to a lease, beginning this September, at Block 162 in downtown Denver. The firm will join fellow law firms Sherman & Howard, Michael Best & Friedrich, and Haynes and Boone as tenants of the 30-story, 596,295-square-foot, Class A speculative office building that is certified LEED Gold Core and Shell.
The space, located at 675 15th Street, Suite 2650, is being designed to meet the growing office’s needs and adapt to the changing work environment. It will be the first of the firm’s offices to incorporate a hybrid of open seating and private, assigned workspaces.
“We’re pleased to have found new space that meets our clients’ and lawyers’ evolving needs, which are starkly different now than 17 years ago when we originally opened our Denver office,” said Patrick McRorie, partner in Charge of the Lathrop GPM Denver office. “Our people are at the core of this move. We are excited to embrace an entirely new design that gives us flexibility to be innovative and will allow us to provide the highest level of client service for many years to come.”
The new design of the office will also better position the firm for growth in the Denver market. Four attorneys joined the office in 2021 in the areas of Trusts and Estates and Energy, and the firm projects the office to continue to grow in 2022.
“The reimagined office space in Denver pushes the boundaries of our new hybrid work environment,” said Court Landon, chief operating officer at Lathrop GPM. “We’ve carefully listened to our lawyers and administrative professionals over the past two years and have prioritized the need for a more flexible workspace. The timing and location are right for Denver to be the first of Lathrop GPM’s offices to test a new style of working. We look forward to what the future brings.”
Features that attracted the firm to Block 162 include its sustainable, energy-efficient, technology-forward and flexible design; health, safety, and wellness features; unrivaled transit and vehicle accessibility, as well as spectacular Front Range views. The buildings column-free floor plans also offer maximum customization when designing the space. With a prime location in the Central Business District the space offers clients easy access to local amenities as well.
“We are eager to see how the design of this new space promotes flexibility, growth and collaboration. We view this move as not only an investment in office space but an opportunity to provide our attorneys and staff with a space where they can flourish professionally and grow the practice,” said Cameron Garrison, managing partner at Lathrop GPM.
There are 13 attorneys and 17 other professionals based in Lathrop GPM’s Denver office. These attorneys counsel clients in both litigation and transactional matters across the nation. Focus areas include natural resource law, hazardous substances (such as PFAS), trust and estate litigation, wealth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, construction, real estate, and employment. Attorneys in this office have overseen billion-dollar acquisitions, environmental negotiations/enforcement actions with federal and state agencies, and disputes concerning wills, trusts, probate fiduciaries, beneficiaries, guardianships, and conservatorships.