JLL Secures Global Law Firm To Sign For 22,500-SF At Southeast Financial Center In Downtown Miami

JLL announced that Reed Smith, a dynamic international law firm placed in The American Lawyer‘s AmLaw 50, has leased 22,495 square feet of office space on the 26th floor of Southeast Financial Center. The law firm, previously located in Brickell, is relocating to Downtown Miami as it seeks to expand its presence in Miami.

Reed Smith was represented by Barbara Liberatore Black, Managing Director of JLL South Florida, and Jeff Gordon, Executive Vice President. On the agency leasing side, Eric Groffman, Managing Director, and Cameron Tallon, Senior Vice President, represented the building’s ownership, Ponte Gadea Biscayne.

“This office move to downtown Miami represents an expansion for Reed Smith and positions this leading law firm for further business growth in the region,” said Liberatore Black.

Reed Smith, which established its Miami presence in 2017, has 30 offices worldwide. The firm’s Miami office is home to lawyers whose practices focus on commercial disputes, entertainment and media, finance, insurance recovery and international arbitration. The Miami team also has deep connections to clients across Latin America.

“In the four years since establishing a presence in Miami, we have built a formidable team with strong relationships within the region’s business and legal communities and the state and local government, while also advising domestic and global companies currently or seeking to do business in South Florida,” said Constantine Karides, managing partner of Reed Smith’s Miami office.  “As a result, when considering relocation, we prioritized a space that allowed for continued and sustained growth and served as a physical representation of Reed Smith’s reputation in the market – thriving, soaring, energetic, and well-connected.  Southeast Financial Center met each of those criteria and I speak for all of my Miami-based colleagues in expressing our excitement in making the move.”

Situated in the heart of downtown Miami’s Central Business District, Southeast Financial Center has a total of 1.2 million square feet, making it the city’s tallest and largest office tower. The property is comprised of a 55-story office tower and features a 30,000-square-foot outdoor plaza, complete with beautiful landscaping, seating area and café and dining options. The tower also sits across from the city’s free Metromover and less than a mile from I-95, making it one of downtown’s best-connected office buildings.


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