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Leading US law firm to switch offices in Boston

Goodwin Proctor LLP, one of the leading law firms in the US, has committed to occupying all available office space at a newly developed building at Fan Pier in Boston, it has been announced.

The Fallon Company, which is behind the regeneration of Fan Pier, welcomed the commitment as another positive step forward for what is one of the largest on-going mixed-use development efforts in the entire of the United States.

As many as 860 Boston-based Goodwin Proctor attorneys and professional staff will move to Fan Pier and the firm’s new 360,000 sq ft of Boston office space. The business was founded in the city of Boston almost exactly a century ago.

“As Goodwin Procter’s 100th year draws to a close, it is only fitting that we begin our next century working in ‘a home to call our own’ in the firm’s founding city,” said Goodwin Proctor chairman Regina M Pisa. “Our talented and dedicated staff looks forward to joining current and prospective clients in the city’s premier waterfront location.”

The building into which Goodwin Proctor will move is a 17-storey office tower that forms a key part of the broader 21-acre and nine-block development along the Boston Waterfront. As well as its office in Boston, the law firm has office bases in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York and San Diego.

Boston Mayor Thomas M Menino said: “The Fallon Company has done a tremendous job of attracting premier companies to this emerging neighbourhood. Goodwin Procter, with its prestigious global reputation, forward-thinking business approach and expertise across all sectors of the law, including technology and intellectual property, is a welcome and fitting addition.”

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