BOSTON—Womble Bond Dickinson’s Boston office now calls Independence Wharf home, in a new space more than double the size of the firm’s original Boston location, which opened in Oct. 2017.
Sarah Keefe, Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Boston office, said the move was necessitated by the office’s rapid growth. Since opening in October 2017, the office has grown from four attorneys to 26 attorneys, patent agents and science advisors.
“We were completely out of room,” Keefe said. “Our office in Two International Place was a great place to launch this office, but we simply needed a bigger space. We believe we have found the perfect long-term home at Independence Wharf. We are leaving our existing space early because we had an aggressive growth strategy—and we beat it.”
The new office space is 27,900 square feet, compared to 11,600 at the firm’s original office. Independence Wharf is located in Boston’s Financial District overlooking the booming Seaport District.
Clients will appreciate that the new office is located in a transportation hub area. Independence Wharf is on Boston’s ferry docks and only three blocks from the city’s main train station – with Boston Logan International Airport just a quick water taxi or cab ride away.
In addition, Womble Bond Dickinson’s new Boston office is located entirely on one floor, with space for up to 80 attorneys and staff.
“Being on the same floor as we are growing really helps us integrate new team members to our office,” Keefe said.
Independence Wharf also is adjacent to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, one of Boston’s most popular outdoor recreation spots.
Finally, Womble Bond Dickinson’s new Boston office is at the site of the Boston Tea Party, which Keefe said is fitting, given the firm’s strong transatlantic focus.
“The American Revolution was launched right outside our office windows. Today, 246 years later, we work for a firm where over 1000 US and UK attorneys work together on a daily basis,” she said. “It’s inspiring to be at a spot of such historical significance.”