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DENVER-Denver’s oldest law firm, Sherman & Howard L.L.C., renewed and expanded its lease at First Interstate Tower North to accommodate the firm’s growth. The firm, which signed its first lease for this space in 1974, has signed a new 11-year lease that includes an additional floor for a total of 116,000 sf at 633 17th St. in what is likely the largest lease signed Downtown this year.

Earlier this year the firm added six new litigation partners. Since 1999, Sherman & Howard has grown 24%. The firm signed its first lease for this space in 1974. This is only the firm’s third location in a one-block radius since 1892.

“The First Interstate Tower North is centrally located and meets our needs,” says Michael Sanchez, chief executive with Sherman & Howard. “By remaining in this location, there is no disruption in service to our clients and their businesses, which is our primary focus.”

Frederick Ross Company · ONCOR International’s Nathan Johnson, senior managing director, and Phil Ruschmeyer, senior managing director, represented Sherman & Howard in the lease.

“By working with a team of Sherman & Howard attorneys, we were able to craft a very sophisticated lease providing maximum corporate flexibility for our client,” Johnson says.

Cushman and Wakefield’s Steven Schwab represented the property owner, Prudential.

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