DALLAS – Global real estate firm Harwood International and global law firm Reed Smith have announced a new lease in the 19-city block District of Harwood. Reed Smith recently opened a Dallas office and has signed on for approximately 49,000 RSF at Harwood No. 10. Philip Leibow, Brooke Armstrong, and Scott Hage of JLL negotiated the Reed Smith lease with Kelly Whaley and Hannah Waidmann of Harwood International.

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“We are pleased to welcome a firm with the international prestige of Reed Smith to the Harwood District,” said Whaley. “Reed Smith will be the sixth Am Law 100 member within Harwood – a testament to our reputation for delivering state-of-the-art operating efficiencies and strategic business advantages in a sophisticated corporate setting.”

Reed Smith is global law firm with 29 offices and more than 1,800 lawyers – and has an established presence across Texas with more than 100 lawyers. The firm entered the Texas market in Houston in 2013, added an office in Austin in 2018, and in May of this year opened in Dallas. Since May, the Dallas office has rapidly grown to 30 lawyers. Reed Smith’s new space at Harwood No. 10 can accommodate up to 100 lawyers as the firm continues to pursue its growth strategy to create a premier, full-service legal offering in the Dallas market.

“We are extremely excited about our new, permanent home at Harwood No. 10,” said Brian Mitchell, the firm’s co-managing partner in Dallas. “We are in the process of designing first-class office space that will allow us to better serve our clients, attract the very best legal talent, and create a work environment that our attorneys and staff can truly call home. We hope to be in the new space in the first half of 2020.”