GROWTH CITED AS REASON FOR NEW LOCATION
Clayton, MO – Danna McKitrick, P.C. has chosen to remain in Clayton and will relocate its offices in 2009 to the Pierre Laclede Center at Forsyth Blvd. and Hanley Road. The firm will expand its space from 17,700 square feet at its present location to 23,000 square feet at Pierre Laclede.
The decision to remain in Clayton followed an extensive search, which included other spaces in Clayton, as well as locations in downtown St. Louis and in the Highway 40 corridor. Clayton is convenient for the firm’s existing clients and staff. Having been located in Clayton for over 20 years, it is also deeply involved as a firm with the vibrant Clayton business community and legal community.
The firm added more attorneys in the last several years and plan to add attorneys and staff in the coming year to meet its clients’ needs, and the move enables the firm to better serve new clients.
Ruth Binger, a member of the firm’s executive committee, said the new location is essential to its growth.
“In the past two years, we have added four additional shareholders and will promote an associate to shareholder status at the end of the year, as well as having added associates. We are also looking to expand certain practice areas with lateral hiring or mergers. This move is critical to our firm’s continued expansion and will help accommodate our needs, as we continue to add resources to support our existing clients and provide more depth for new clients coming on board,” she said.
Since 2004 Danna McKitrick, P.C., has grown by 20 percent to 25 attorneys, along with an additional 25 staff members. Revenues and profitability also have grown during 2008, despite turmoil in the economy.
“In a time when the economy is faltering and many other law firms are cutting back, we are pleased to be able to make a move driven by stability and real prospects for growth,” said Dan Tobben, the head of the firm’s strategic planning committee.
“Danna McKitrick’s continued growth and its economic impact are important assets to our community. We are pleased they chose to remain in Clayton and wish them continued success. Their attorneys have also been major contributors and leaders in the Chamber in recent years”, said Ellen Gale, Executive Director, Clayton Chamber of Commerce.”
The Pierre Laclede Center is owned by BPG Properties of Pennsylvania. The property was represented by leasing agent Piers Pritchard of Colliers Turley Martin Tucker. Danna McKitrick was represented by Kevin Gallagher and Dennis DeSantis of Gateway Commercial as brokers.
“It’s a great addition to Pierre Laclede Center. We are very excited that an established, growing business like Danna McKitrick will be added to our outstanding tenant roster,” said Piers Pritchard, Senior Associate with Colliers Turley Martin Tucker. He also noted that with this addition Pierre Laclede Center is now 98 percent leased.
About Danna McKitrick, P.C.: Located in Clayton, Mo., Danna McKitrick, P.C. Delivers legal representation to businesses, (emerging to national), insurers, government-related entities, and individuals throughout the Bi-State area and in adjoining states as well. To supplement its local resources, the firm is a member of MSI Global Alliance – one of the world’s most established international networks, MSI is an international association of over 250 member firms in 100 countries.