Akerman Senterfitt is relocating its West Palm Beach office to the tony Phillips Point office building, joining new neighbors Greenberg Traurig, Gunster and Squire Sanders.
Akerman will lease 40,000 square feet in its new building and move in Sept. 1, 2014. The law firm currently leases 40,000 square feet at the Esperante Building at 222 Lakeview Ave. in downtown West Palm Beach.
The firm, which opened its West Palm office in 1995 with 10 lawyers, now has 48 lawyers based there. Recent hires include labor and employment lawyer Samantha Feurer, real estate lawyer Robert Barkin and consumer finance lawyer Brandon Forgione.
Other Phillips Point tenants include such banks as Credit Suisse Group, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Northern Trust Corp., corporate offices for Regus PLC, Colonnade Properties LLC, The Goodman Co. and several restaurants, including Morton’s Steakhouse, The Breakers and Top of the Point.
With 550 lawyers in 19 offices, Akerman is Florida’s largest law firm.