Troutman Sanders LLP Signs 114,000 SF Lease At 410 9th Street In Washington, DC
Recent Merger Prompts 36,000-Square-Foot Expansion
Washington, DC (January 15, 2010)  
On the heels of its merger with Ross, Dixon & Bell, the international law firm Troutman Sanders has signed a 16-year, 114,000-square-foot lease for the top two floors and the sixth floor at 401 9th Street NW, making the firm the building’s largest tenant.

The merger prompted the need for this new lease, which includes a 36,000-square-foot expansion that will help accommodate Troutman Sanders’ 100 attorneys and 75 staff members. 

“Studley negotiated a lease that provides us with the flexibility needed to reconfigure our existing space in order to efficiently accommodate our growing number of DC-based lawyers,” said Kevin Fitzgerald, Troutman Sanders’ Washington office managing partner.  “The additional square footage and new layout will now accommodate all of our lawyers in one prominent East End location,” he added.

Studley Executive Vice President Julie Schuelke, Managing Director Wendy FeldmanBlock and Assistant Director Collin Wheeler represented the law firm in the transaction. Jon Kaylor, Greg Storrs and Garrett Preis represented the building’s landlord, Square 407 Limited Partnership, which is a joint venture between Boston Properties and the Gould Property Company.

In 2009, Troutman Sanders merged with the D.C.-based law firm Ross, Dixon & Bell. The merger nearly doubled the firm’s presence in Washington, D.C., and expanded its footprint into Illinois and California.

Studley has represented Troutman Sanders, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, nationally since 1989.

About Troutman Sanders.
Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 650 lawyers and 15 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1897, the firm’s lawyers provide counsel and advice in practically every aspect of civil and commercial law related to the firm’s core practice areas: Corporate, Finance, Litigation, Public Law and Real Estate. Firm clients range from multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, federal and state agencies to foreign governments, and non-profit organizations to businesses representing virtually every sector and industry. See for more information.

About Studley.
Studley is the only global tenant advisory firm with a pure tenant representation delivery platform .Founded in 1954, Studley pioneered this conflict-free business model. Today, with 19 offices nationwide and an international presence through its London office and AOS Studley throughout Europe, Studley provides strategic real estate consulting services to top-tier corporations, law firms, nonprofits, government agencies and institutions of higher education. Information about Studley is available at