Sidley Austin LLP - Washington, D.C.

About the Client

Sidley Austin LLP  is a well established legal adviser for global businesses. With 1,900 lawyers across 20 offices worldwide, Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and offering advice in litigation, transaction and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law.

Client Need

When Sidley’s Washington D.C. office lease approached expiration in 2016, executive leadership identified an opportunity to revisit space utilization to better align with their forward looking business strategy.


After a full scale market search and competitive bid process led by JM Zell, Sidley chose to re-lease and renovate in-place. To mitigate disruption of day-to-day business operations, JM Zell developed and executed a swing space renovation strategy allowing the firm to renovate its entire space in place with no downtime and significant savings over other options.

Previously, JM Zell represented Sidley in its original move to 1501 K Street, coinciding with Sidley Austin’s merger with Brown Wood. 

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