Touchstone Bernays signed a lease for 20,813 square feet in Comerica Bank Tower this week. The firm relocated to the tower’s 34th floor from Renaissance Tower.
“While the move was only a few blocks, we feel that our new premises, in such a quality building and in a much more vibrant area of downtown enables us to re-energize our attorneys and staff while also providing our firm with an excellent base for the future,” Touchstone Bernays managing partner Ron Johnson said.
Touchstone Bernays has for over 70 years. The defense litigation firm is on Fortune Magazine’s List of the Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States.
Mike Silliman, senior vice president of leasing with M-M Properties, said signing a lease in Comerica Bank Tower is more affordable than locating to Uptown or the Arts District.
Transwestern’s Sanders Thompson represented Touchstone Bernays. The lease was also brokered by Gifford Touchstone of Gifford Touchstone and Co. Realtors.
“It is a real honor to help the firm my father founded in 1946 find their new home for the future,” Touchstone said.
With the lease, Comerica Bank Tower is now 73 percent leased. The 60-story tower is jointly owned by M-M Properties Inc. and TriGate Capital LLC.