Warner Norcross + Judd, a corporate law firm that has offices across Michigan, including Bloomfield Hills, has completed the buildout of its new Detroit office, located along Woodward Avenue and immediately north of Little Caesars Arena.
The firm, which has 230 attorneys, plans to move up to 60 lawyers and team members into the building at 2715 Woodward Ave. in the coming months as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
“Although this is our first Detroit address, Warner has been active in southeast Michigan for nearly 25 years,” says Linda Paullin-Hebden, executive partner of the Detroit office. “Our new Detroit office is the culmination of this history and the catapult to our future.”
Detroit-based Olympia Development built and developed 2715 Woodward as part of its District Detroit project, which is developing a 50-block area into a business, sports, and entertainment hub. The building is located just south of the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business.
Warner’s Detroit office highlights include:
- The firm is the sole tenant of the building’s third floor with 30,000 square feet of Class A office space, which includes a lounge that overlooks Woodward.
- A kitchen and cafe area for up to 40 people.
- Client and visiting attorney workstations, along with open space, conference rooms, a media center, and a law library called The Vault.
Warner’s attorneys moving to Detroit will come from across the firm’s 14 industry groups and 27 specialized practice groups, including its Automotive Industry Group that works exclusively with suppliers in the supply chain space. In turn, Warner’s Southfield office will be relocated to a new location in Bloomfield Hills.
Warner is the second largest law firm headquartered in Michigan. The firm represents more than 7,000 companies, organizations, and individuals based in or doing business in Michigan, including Fortune 500 companies, second-stage growth businesses, entrepreneurial startups, nonprofits, individuals, and families.
Oliver Hatcher acted as general contractor for Warner’s office buildout. HED (Harley Ellis Devereaux) Architects provided interior design and engineering services. Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors acted as Warner’s commercial leasing adviser. Office furniture was provided by Haworth through its distributors, Interphase Interiors and Airea.
Beyond Detroit and Bloomfield Hills, Warner has offices in Grand Rapids, Midland, Clinton Township, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Holland, and Lansing. For more information, visit www.wnj.com.