The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson Signs Office Lease/Receives Naming Rights

CORAL GABLES, FL (Feb.5, 2010) – The Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, announced today that the Firm has signed a 10-year lease to relocate its office to 255 Alhambra in Coral Gables. As the new lead tenant, the Firm will occupy the penthouse floor and receive naming rights to the building. The expected move-in date is July 2010.

Colson Hicks Eidson has leased the 17,000 square-foot penthouse in the 13-story building located just one block away from their current location at 255 Aragon, where they currently occupy 14,000 square-feet and have been a tenant for ten-years.

“The move came at the optimum time for both the Firm and our new landlord. We look forward to having the expanded space, opportunity to redesign our offices, inherent exposure of the Firm’s name on the building, while remaining in Coral Gables. It was a win-win,” said Dean Colson, Partner.

Broker Steve Arbuckle of Maddux and Company represented Colson Hicks Eidson in the deal and Noël Steinfeld of CB Richard Ellis Brokerage Services, facilitated the transaction on behalf of the lessor.

The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is a venerable trial firm with more than 40 years of experience handling local, national and international litigation. The Firm has obtained in excess of a billion dollars in verdicts and recoveries for its clients in the past decade and is recognized as a leader in plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases including catastrophic automobile accidents, commercial and business torts, class actions and mass torts, and other areas of litigation including aviation, professional negligence, product liability, and white-collar criminal defense.

Among some of the Firm’s most high profile cases include the recovery of $188 million judgment against the Cuban Government for shooting down two “Brothers to the Rescue” airplanes in the Florida Straits, the successful representation of 45 Ford Firestone tire/Ford rollover accident cases involving more than 200 individual claimants, and a $100 million settlement for grave desecration and other wrongful acts at the Menorah Gardens cemeteries in Palm Beach and Miami Dade Counties. The Firm currently is on the plaintiff’s steering committee for litigation surrounding the high-sulfur Chinese drywall linked to odor and metal corrosion in new home construction, and represents more than 200 homeowners across the Southeast United States.

Partners at the firm have had the distinction of holding the following offices: President of the 60,000-member Association of Trial Lawyers of America; President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; President of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; President of the Dade County Bar Association; United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; and Chairman of the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission.



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