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Parker Poe Relocates Charleston Office to Collaborative, Innovative Space at Morrison Yard

  • March 13, 2023

Charleston, SC – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce the firm has relocated its Charleston office to Morrison Yard, a signature new building overlooking the Cooper River in Charleston’s rapidly growing upper peninsula. The move allowed Parker Poe to redesign its Charleston footprint based on new trends in the legal industry, while also positioning the firm for future growth.

“Our new office is a long-term investment in the Charleston community,” said Robert Jordan, a partner who leads the firm’s Charleston office. “We have been committed to this community for almost 20 years in terms of office space and much longer in terms of helping clients grow their businesses. We are thrilled to make this investment in an innovative building where our team of lawyers and business professionals are excited to come to work.”

In partnering with Hendrick to design the new space, Parker Poe applied the same core principles that it uses to serve its clients, including collaboration and efficiency. The move builds on the Charleston office’s sense of teamwork and community through an open design with inspiring views of the Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor, flexible work and communal spaces, and increased meeting rooms to support client and internal engagement. Additionally, it features the latest video-conferencing technology as the firm and its clients continue to work together both virtually and in person.

“We are committed to a vibrant and growing presence in the Charleston community and were thrilled to find a unique and compelling opportunity to continue and strengthen our roots here,” said Tom Griffin, Parker Poe’s managing partner. “Our new space matches Parker Poe’s collaborative, forward-thinking approach and will be a place where we can build our business and culture for many years to come.”

Morrison Yard was designed to honor Charleston’s maritime history, as the 12-story building resembles the shape of offset shipping containers. Parker Poe’s office within Morrison Yard nods to that history as well through touches such as nautical pull handles and pendant lights. The firm and other tenants will also enjoy a rooftop deck, a wetlands plaza, standup outdoor workstations, and convenient access by car or bicycle from downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and surrounding areas.

Another element that attracted Parker Poe to Morrison Yard is the recognition the building is earning for its impact on health, well-being, and the environment. Morrison Yard is the only building in Charleston certified by Fitwell, which was originally created in part by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its certification process evaluates various areas that research has shown contribute to health and well-being.

In addition, Morrison Yard will be one of the first recipients of the Charleston RISES™ certification. That certification promotes new construction projects that:

  • Are at least 30% more energy and water efficient than projects that are simply code compliant.
  • Use materials that do not adversely affect the health and well-being of building occupants.

Parker Poe partnered with Balfour Beatty, CBI Workplace Solutions, The Keith Corporation, Origin Development Partners, Mixson Properties, JLL, and Hendrick on its new office.

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 275 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, DC. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.

Parker Poe is a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance. TerraLex and the ELA have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through the challenges of global business.