Law Firm Moves Into Diamond View II
James Scott Farrin is moving his law offices to Diamond View II.
Diamond View II has a new tenant. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin will now be one of downtown Durham’s largest employers. A signing event took place at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Tuesday, June 23, 2009.
To beat the heat, invited guests were greeted with a cool beverage and popcorn. Guests were asked to sign a Durham Bulls Jersey to commemorate their attendance at the event.
The Durham Bulls on field entertainment host, served as emcee for the event. To start off the celebration, a banner was unfurled from the 5th Floor of Diamond View II complete with cheerleaders waiving pom poms!
Wearing custom Durham Bulls Jerseys, CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon, Durham Mayor Bill Bell, and James Scott Farrin announced the lease signing on top of the 3rd base dugout with the Diamond View II building in the background. Each signed a commemorative baseball to signify the signing of the least for more than 50,000 square feet of office space.
Guests were asked to take the field to watch James Scott Farrin throw the signed commemorative ball over home plate. Catching the ball was Bryan Wilson from the Durham Bulls. The guests were then escorted to the outfield for a team picture.
A reception was held on the 3rd base party deck to include cool summertime ballpark food…assorted sandwiches, potato salad and ice cream sandwiches for dessert.
Thanks to ATC’s Valerie Ward for this capcom story & these capcom photos.
THE OFFICIAL RELEASE ABOUT THE NEW ATC TENANT
JSF has announced the company’s move to the Diamond View II building of the historic American Tobacco Campus. Company leaders broke the news with a pitch across home plate at their new neighbor, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Joining JSF was a winning team of supporters, including representatives from ATC, Capitol Broadcasting Company, CB Richard Ellis, Mayor Bill Bell, members of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Durham Inc., Durham City Council and the Durham County Board of Commissioners.
“We don’t see it as leasing new office space so much as picking up the best seats in the house!” said James Scott Farrin, founder and president. “In all seriousness, we started out in Downtown Durham and returning home is a goal we have all shared for a long time. The move reinforces our commitment to this community and the creativity nurtured by dynamic environments like American Tobacco Campus.”
With about 100 of its 130 total employees utilizing 50,000-square-feet, JSF will become one of Downtown Durham’s largest employers. The deal also represents new and exciting movement in the Triangle real estate market. Triangle businesses are growing and are able to find the right home for their growth without leaving for another region or state.
“With excitement and a tremendous sense of momentum, Downtown Durham welcomes home James Scott Farrin as a partner in our community’s renaissance,” said Durham Mayor Bill Bell. “We foresee synergies between the new law offices and the new Durham County Justice Center, just as there are between the Durham Performing Arts Center and the many restaurants and attractions at the American Tobacco Campus.”
Jim Goodmon — president and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company, which owns ATC — joined Farrin in signing a commemorative baseball representing the lease.
“We’re lighting up the scoreboard with runs for Downtown Durham,” Goodmon said. “With each win, we get closer to our ultimate vision: creating a destination city and live, work, play environment like none other.”
JSF’s move also represents an important win for the local offices of global real estate firm CB Richard Ellis.
“Working with Eric Sanchez, Chief Operating Officer at the firm, we took a look at every available 50,000 square feet of Class A office space in the Raleigh/Durham market,” said Olivia Moore, assistant vice president, CB Richard Ellis. “However, when we toured Diamond View II, it was evident that the American Tobacco Campus would provide an experience unlike any other for James Scott Farrin’s employees.”
ABOUT THE FIRM
Number of employees: Approximately 130, including 25 attorneys. Approximately 20 staff are fluently bilingual, speaking English and Spanish.
Major practice areas: Civil rights, intellectual property, personal injury, social security, workers’ compensation
Presently leading one of the largest civil rights cases in United States history: In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, Case No. 08-mc-0511 (PLF) (D.D.C.), which deals with the United States Department of Agriculture’s discrimination against African-American farmers.
The firm’s many philanthropic pursuits include Duke Children’s Hospital, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The firm has a matching-gift program wherein it matches an employee’s philanthropic contributions.
Thanks to American Tobacco & The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin for this release.