HOUSTON (May 1, 2023) – Womble Bond Dickinson has announced its relocation to a new office space at 717 Texas Ave. in Houston's Central Business District. This move is indicative of the firm’s success in Houston, where its team has grown to over 45 legal professionals, including 22 lawyers, since opening in 2019. With room for future growth, the new office will allow the firm to enhance its legal services and support its clients' evolving needs.
“As a hub for the energy sector, cutting-edge technology companies, and a growing life sciences ecosystem, Houston offers abundant opportunities for businesses to thrive,” said Jeffrey Whittle, Houston Office Managing Partner and Global Head of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources practice. “The move to a larger office was a strategic and significant step in the firm’s continued growth in the region and underscores its dedication to exceptional client service.”
“As a hub for the energy sector, cutting-edge technology companies, and a growing life sciences ecosystem, Houston offers abundant opportunities for businesses to thrive. The move to a larger office was a strategic and significant step in the firm’s continued growth in the region and underscores its dedication to exceptional client service.”
The new office location offers modern amenities, versatile workspaces, and an open concept that promotes collaboration and innovation. Its design draws inspiration from the natural and aesthetically pleasing themes of the surrounding park and green spaces, which are integral parts of downtown Houston.
717 Texas is a granite-clad, Class-A office tower that features some of the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly office space in Houston and is the first skyscraper in the state to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The building recently completed renovations that enhance tenant services, including a casual market café and modern outdoor patio, downtown tunnel access, dedicated coworking and event space, and a rooftop garden that overlooks the Theatre District. The building is also in proximity to federal and state courthouses.
Building on the firm’s long-standing commitment to community service, Womble actively contributes to making a positive impact in the Houston area. In addition to pro bono initiatives, the firm supports the local chapters of many organizations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel, British-American Business Council, British American Foundation of Texas, Houston Bar Association and Foundation, Houston IP Law Foundation, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Institute for Energy Law, and Licensing Executives Society of USA & Canada, among others, as well as the local law school educational communities.
Womble’s Houston-based team represents prominent energy companies and corporate clients worldwide. They provide comprehensive legal services in corporate and securities, intellectual property, technology, commercial and corporate transactions, energy commodities, environmental, capital markets and finance, restructuring and insolvency, and commercial and government-investigation-related litigation. Their global reach extends to the United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America, the Arabian Peninsula, and Asia.