Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, which moved into about 85,000 square feet at 700 Sixth St. NW in mid-2009, already needs more space.
The D.C. office of the New York-based law firm, which signed a 15-year pre-lease for 85,000 square feet while the building was under construction in 2007, just expanded its lease by about 16,000 square feet. The new lease totals 101,475 square feet.
In mid-2009, Akridge completed the 300,000-square-foot Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified building on the street behind the Verizon Center. It's currently more than 90 percent leased.
Cadwalader shares much of the East End building with another law firm's at the end of 2009, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP signed a 156,000-square-foot deal in the building, consolidating from three D.C. buildings.
In this latest expansion deal, Cadwalader was represented by Tom Fulcher, an executive vice president in Studley Inc.'s D.C. office, and Matt Barlow, an executive vice president in Studley's New York office. The duo also negotiated the original lease for the firm back in 2007, when Cadwalader was residing in 1201 F St. NW and needed the larger space to consolidate operations spread across other buildings in the city.
Akridge's Benjamin Meisel, director of leasing, and Gregory Tomasso, vice president of leasing, represented the building ownership.
In January, Cadwalader launched a Energy and Commodities Advisory Practice based in D.C., made up of a team of nine partners from McDermott Will & Emery.