Dunn Law will double its space in its new downtown Miami office as the six-attorney law firm prepares for growth.
Dunn Law, led by the mother-son team of partner Marcia Dunn and managing partner Michael Dunn, is moving to a more than 6,000-square-foot office on the fourth floor at 66 W. Flagler St., across the street from the Miami-Dade County civil courthouse. It’s leaving its current space, about 3,000-square-feet at 555 NE 15th St. overlooking Biscayne Bay.
Dunn Law paid $1.015 million for the new office.
The firm is to move in September or later in the fall, Michael Dunn said.
Its impending growth includes the addition of a seventh attorney, who hasn’t been hired yet, and two more staff members to its current five-member support staff team, he said.
“That will be in the immediate future, these three hires, and I expect that six months to a year from now we will be adding more,” he said.
With the move, Dunn Law is implementing designs in its new space—mainly, same-sized offices for attorneys regardless of seniority—that are becoming more common in law firm real estate in South Florida.
A CBRE Inc. Legal Sector Trends in South Florida study released in March reported that law firms real estate is in for an overhaul. One of the changes is denoting seniority not by attorney office size but, instead, by location.
For its part, Dunn Law is planning same-sized offices for each attorney, a change from its current location, where Dunn Law made do with the design that existed when the firm moved in the space.
The square footage of the new offices is unknown as the space still is being designed.
Either way, the change is a reflection of the law firm’s culture, where attorneys are equally important regardless of title, Dunn said.
“I really think everyone adds some sort of unique value to the practice, and creating any sort of physical barrier that suggests otherwise doesn’t make sense,” he said.
The firm plans to have two conference rooms and a third shared space, Dunn said.
Another reason for the move is that the firm wants to be in downtown, close to the courthouses. The firm focuses on, among other legal matters, commercial litigation, real estate, bankruptcy and insolvency and creditors’ rights.
“Down here we are a little bit removed from everyone,” said Dunn, referring to the current location nearby the Venetian Causeway.