Kazan , McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley PLC Signs Lease in Jack London Market Building

Oakland, CA – Developers Ellis Partners LLC and Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood and Harley PLC announced that the nationally-recognized plaintiffs’ asbestos law firm will relocate its offices to Jack London Square.  The firm, a fixture in Oakland since its founding in 1974, will occupy a full floor in the new Jack London Market building on Oakland’s scenic waterfront.

“We are delighted to welcome a tenant with such a sterling reputation, one unmatched in its field,” said Jim Ellis, Managing Principal of Ellis Partners LLC which, along with Transbay Holdings, is undertaking the redevelopment of Jack London Square.  “Kazan understood that our building represents a compelling value compared to other options in the market: a state-of-the-art building on the waterfront with unique amenities.  We look forward to handing them the keys to their custom built space late this summer.”

The five-year lease comprises 25,000 square feet of Class A office on the 4th floor of the new Jack London Market building.  The space features sweeping water views with a private balcony overlooking the palm-lined Jack London Plaza and the San Francisco Bay beyond.  Gensler Architects custom-designed the firm’s space to maximize the ample natural light and provide full access to the available views for all employees.  Jack London Square is located just blocks from downtown Oakland and within easy reach of all forms of public transportation.  A free shuttle service to begin this summer will further enhance travel along the Broadway corridor, linking Jack London Square to 12th Street BART and the Uptown District.  The frim’s employees will have access to abundant onsite parking as well as Jack London Square’s many exceptional restaurants and the coming Jack London Market, a 60,000 square foot public marketplace.

“Our staff can’t wait to move into this gorgeous building,” said Steven Kazan, Founding, Senior, and Managing Principal of Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley PLC.  “We’re excited to be part of the vibrant community being built in Jack London Square.”

Over it’s 36-year history, Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley, PLC, has represented many hundreds of people with cancer, especially those suffering from mesothelioma, a cancer whose only known cause is exposure to asbestos.  Some of the principals in the firm are pioneers in asbesots litigation and among the most experienced mesothelioma lawyers in California.  The firm has a nationwide practice and reputation in asbestos litigation with clients throughout the United States, and in Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.  The firm comes to Jack London Square from their previous location in downtown Oakland and will complete its move by the end of summer 2010.

Jennifer Horn Essner and Barry Cohn of Cassidy Turley BT Commercial represented the tenant.  Bill Nork, Karl Baldauf, and Jonathan Tomasco of Cornish & Carey Commercial ONCOR Interantional represented Ellis Partners LLC in the deal.

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About Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley, PLC:

KazanLaw is a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ asbestos law firm located in Oakland, CA.  Their expertise is as mesothelioma lawyers in California – experienced attorneys fighting for victims of mesothelioma cancer, a disease that is a result of expose to airborne asbestos fibers.  For more information, visit:www.kazanlaw.com