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After opening in 2012, leading healthcare law firm signs lease for top floor of the 100 Congress building in downtown Austin
Austin, Texas – May 2, 2013 - Waller, one of the nation's preeminent law firms serving the healthcare industry, has signed a lease for its new office on the 22nd floor of 100 Congress on the corner of Second Street and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. Waller, headquartered in Nashville where it is the city’s largest and oldest law firm, announced its expansion to Austin in June of 2012.
Waller’s new office is located on the top floor of the 22-story 100 Congress building. The 10,799 square foot Class “A” office space will house the firm’s growing team of attorneys and staff led by Waller partners Elizabeth Rogers and Fletcher Brown, as well as Amanda Jester, who is joining the firm on May 6.
“Waller now has an official home in Austin,” said Rogers, a veteran healthcare attorney. “This is a thriving city, and our office is squarely in the middle of it all. We’ve been adding clients and attorneys since we officially launched last year. We now have an ideal space in the prestigious 100 Congress building where we can continue our growth and serve the Texas healthcare market.”
Will Douglas and Jerry Frey with CBRE Austin represented Waller in the transaction. Troy Holme and Katie Ekstrom, with CBRE in Austin, represented the landlord, New York-based Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
“CBRE worked closely with Waller COO Teresa Walker to source a prime CBD location which would give the firm an immediate and noteworthy presence in Austin,” said Jerry Frey, a senior vice president. “We were able to negotiate and bring to consummation the lease transaction in less than 90 days due to Waller’s clear objectives and decisive action.”
Waller is working with STG Design’s Austin office to develop renovation and furnishing plans for the space, which the firm anticipates occupying in May. With great views of the Texas Capitol building, Lady Bird Lake, 1.5 million bats and the Texas Hill Country, the natural beauty of downtown Austin creates a great palette with which to work.
Ranked among the nation's largest healthcare law firms, Waller has played a significant role shaping the healthcare industry. The firm represents many of the largest publicly traded and privately owned healthcare companies, tax-exempt hospitals and systems and publicly owned hospitals and health systems in the US. The Austin office supports the fast-growing Texas healthcare market.