Husch Blackwell leasing space at IDS Center for Minneapolis office

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
March 24, 2023
By Keith Schubert

Kansas City, Missouri.-based law firm Husch Blackwell has selected the IDS Center to house its Minneapolis office.

The firm entered the local market last May, but its first hires worked remotely while it finalized office space. The Business Journal reported in January that Husch Blackwell would seek about 10,000 square feet of space in downtown Minneapolis.

The firm will occupy 9,300 square feet on a portion of the center’s 28th floor; it didn’t disclose the length of its lease.

“We are delighted to call the IDS Center our home in Minneapolis,” said Husch Blackwell’s Chair Catherine Hanaway. “We have a strong team already in the Twin Cities and are eager to grow the talent base to continue serving our clients in the healthcare and life sciences, natural resources, manufacturing, and financial services industries.”

Husch Blackwell more than 20 offices across the United States. The firm’s arrival here represents the 14th law firm to enter the Twin Cities market since 2016.

The IDS Center is popular among law firms in Minneapolis, with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Lathrop GPM and Ballard Spahr all already in the building.

So far, Husch has hired eight Twin City lawyers away from other local firms like Fredrikson & Byron, Stoel Rives, Merchant & Gould and Vakaris Group. In January, Husch CEO Paul Eberle said the new space is intended to house about 15 attorneys.

Colliers, a Canada-based real estate company, represented Husch in negations with IDS Center landlord Accesso Partners.