The Long Law Firm will move to the Offices at City Farm development on Jefferson Highway when its current lease in United Plaza expires sometime around next February.
The law firm joins Cypress Title and NAI/Latter & Blum as the only announced tenants for the office park that sits near Towne Center.
Adrian Nadeau, a partner at the Long Law Firm and member of the firm’s management committee, touted the location, the development’s characteristics and the ability to design a unique space specifically for the firm as three factors that played into the firm’s decision to move into the Dantin Bruce Development office park on Jefferson Highway.
“What I like about it is there are exterior common elements that will tie all these buildings together, but then they are being built to suit for separate tenants,” Nadeau says, referring to the modern farmhouse design conceptualized by architecture firm Ritter Maher. The design features metal roofs, farmhouse-type light fixtures, barn doors and open space with natural lighting.
The site of the 11,500-square-foot future Long Law Firm office is still a pad site right now. Brian Dantin with Dantin Bruce Development says crews are finishing up the plans for the building and hope to begin construction in three to four months.
The Long Law Firm has two offices—Baton Rouge and Washington, D.C.—and specializes in several types of law, including regulatory, commercial litigation and construction.
Nadeau says the firm has about 30 employees in Baton Rouge and should be able to house everyone comfortably in the new building, which will be about 3,000 square feet smaller than the United Plaza location the firm has called home for several years.
Being able to design the space efficiently to make up for less space helped, Nadeau says.