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Law Firm Signs 21,000 SF Creative Office Lease in Downtown Los Angeles

JLL represented Hueston Hennigan LLP in its new Los Angeles location

LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2015 — Hueston Hennigan LLP, one of the nation's premier trial and litigation law firms specializing in high-stakes business disputes and white collar criminal defense, has signed a new 21,000-square-foot lease at PacMutual a 460,000 square foot office campus of three interconnected buildings in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. 

Hueston Hennigan was formed in January 2015 by nationally known trial lawyers John Hueston and Brian Hennigan.  Hueston and Hennigan left Irell & Manella LLP, where they were partners and chairs of the Business Trials and Crisis Management practice and White Collar Defense practice. They were joined by an experienced group of departing Irell partners, including Marshall Camp, Alison Plessman, Moez Kaba and Doug Dixon, and by Alexander Giza, most recently a partner at Russ, August & Kabat.  Only three months after it was established, Hueston Hennigan already has 35 attorneys from some of the nation’s highest ranking law schools.

"Our goal is to create a workplace where we can attract top lawyers, work in a collaborative environment, and where our team is excited to come to work every day," said Hennigan. "PacMutual’s campus-like setting in a dense urban area is what we were looking for."

JLL Los Angeles' team members Mike McKeever, Nicole Mihalka and Jordan Gaffney represented Hueston Hennigan in the lease. The landlord, Rising Realty Partners, was represented by Carle Pierose of Industry Partners.

“After a comprehensive market analysis, Hueston Hennigan decided that PacMutual is an excellent fit for its headquarters because the firm wants non-traditional law space in Downtown Los Angeles in order to foster collaboration as well as attract and retain the best legal talent,” said McKeever. "Despite a lack of available creative space options in the CBD and rising leasing rates in this product type, JLL was able to negotiate favorable terms for Hueston Hennigan."

“Well executed creative office space is the new Class A in Downtown Los Angeles, and the wide variety of tenants who have relocated to PacMutual, from Hueston Hennigan to Nasty Gal and Red Hat is further evidence of its broad appeal,” added Industry Partners Carle Pierose who represented landlord Rising Realty in the transaction. 

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About Hueston Hennigan
Hueston Hennigan LLP is a trial and litigation law firm specializing in high stakes business disputes. It serves clients nationally from its offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California. For more information, please visit or call (213) 788-4340.

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $53.6 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit