Edwards Wildman Inks 11-Year Extension to Lease at One Financial Plaza
The law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is pleased to announce it has signed an 11-year lease with Meritage Properties and will continue to occupy the One Financial Plaza building in downtown Providence. Currently, the firm employees 92 legal professionals and 221 total employees in the city of Providence.
“Beginning with our establishment as Edwards & Angell, Edwards Wildman has been a fixture in the Rhode Island legal community for more than 100 years,” said Christopher Graham, co- partner in charge of the Providence office and co-chair of the Business Law Department. “Even as we continue to grow and expand our geographical reach, this lease extension solidifies our commitment to serve our many clients in the Rhode Island legal market.”
Established in 1894 as Edwards & Angell in Providence, the firm moved to One Financial Plaza in May of 1974 as the building’s original tenant. In 2005, Edwards & Angell merged with Boston-based Palmer & Dodge, taking the name Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge. In October of 2011, the firm merged with Chicago-based Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, to become Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.
"We are extremely pleased that the prestigious law firm of Edwards Wildman has renewed its commitment to downtown Providence, the city and the state. As a major employer and supporter of many local causes, the firm’s presence is deeply appreciated," said Daniel Baudouin, executive director of The Providence Foundation, an organization focused on advocating policies and projects that improve and benefit the city.