Press Release March 19, 2014

Goodwin Procter Breaks Ground On New Boston Office Home

Construction Begins on New Goodwin Procter Seaport Office Tower with Occupancy Expected in Summer 2016

Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 law firm, celebrates the beginning of construction today on a new Seaport district office building that will serve as home to the more than 800 attorneys and professional staff located in the firm’s Boston office. The groundbreaking ceremony, featuring remarks by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Goodwin Chairman Regina M. Pisa, will take place at 100 Northern Avenue, site of the 17-story, build-to-suit tower developed by The Fallon Company as part of its Fan Pier mixed-use project.

Goodwin, which recently reported record results for 2013, will occupy 375,000 square feet of space on 12 floors of the building and currently expects to complete its move in the summer of 2016.  The tower, which will be named after the firm, represents Goodwin’s fifth office location in the city since the founding of Goodwin Procter in Boston in 1912.

“Goodwin’s roots in Boston reach back to the very beginnings of the firm here, more than 100 years ago. This new building reaffirms our commitment to a thriving city and a vibrant new neighborhood that is attracting innovative companies across many sectors,” said firm Chairman Regina M. Pisa. “Our talented and dedicated Boston attorneys and professional staff look forward to joining the many current and future clients who call the Seaport district home.”

Located adjacent to Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art and overlooking the public green and six-acre marina at Fan Pier, the commercial building will also offer ground-floor retail and cultural space, and convenient access to public transportation, including South Station, a water taxi to Boston’s Logan Airport and the Financial District, Hubway bikes onsite and easy access to several highway exchanges, as well as a myriad of dining and shopping options.

Goodwin has retained the award-winning firm of Bargmann Hendrie + Archtype, Inc. to serve as interior architects. Carolyn Hendrie will serve as principal architect for the project.