Law giant Holland & Knight adding downtown Richmond office

By Michael Schwartz | Richmond BizSense

A pair of legal industry expansions includes a national law firm’s first Richmond office, while a smaller local firm is making its move into Hampton Roads.

Holland & Knight, a Florida-based law giant with more than 1,000 attorneys and dozens of offices globally, is opening an outpost in downtown Richmond.

The firm has leased 5,800 square feet on the 10th floor of the Williams Mullen Center at 200 S. 10th St. It’s subleasing the space from the building’s law firm namesake, Williams Mullen.

It’s unclear how many attorneys will occupy the new office for Holland & Knight. It has at least two lawyers among its Richmond ranks, including partner Travis Sabalewski, who joined the firm from ReedSmith last year. It also recruited Paul Gibson from ReedSmith in May.

Holland & Knight representatives did not respond to requests for comment by press time. Its closest offices are in Tysons, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

The firm was represented in its Richmond lease by Chris Wallace with CBRE. Holland & Knight is expected to move into the space later this year or early next year.

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