FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Local law firm Barnes & Thornburg will open an office inside the Ash Skyline Plaza development.
Ash Brokerage announced the deal on Friday.
The law firm, which has some 600 attorneys nationwide, will occupy the south half of the Plaza’s sixth floor. Thirty employees will work in the office.
“Having the support and commitment of a respected firm like Barnes & Thornburg means a lot to us,” said Tim Ash, CEO of Ash Brokerage. “It says a lot about their loyalty to Fort Wayne and the impact this building will have on our entire community.”
Barnes & Thornburg will move its offices at 110 E. Wayne St. to the Ash building. Managing Partner Randy Brown said the firm’s current lease will expire this year, which will make way for the move.
Ash referred to Barnes and Thornburg as a “long-term commercial tenant.”
“This year, we celebrate our 30th anniversary in Fort Wayne and signing this lease shows we are deeply committed to the city and region,” said Randy Brown, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Fort Wayne office. “At a time when Barnes & Thornburg is seeing strategic growth nationally as a firm, our roots in Fort Wayne are as strong as ever and we are proud to serve our clients and our community close to home. We are very excited to be moving into this premier space in the city and look forward to continuing our role as a community leader.”
Brown said the new space at the Ash building will offer the firm, which has been in Fort Wayne for 30 years, “room to grow.”