Ralph A. Finizio, a partner with Pepper Hamilton and the partner in charge of the firm’s Pittsburgh office, was quoted in the July 11, 2017 Pittsburgh Business Times article, "Pepper Hamilton Moving to Union Trust Building."
“The ability to have us all on one floor helps with the work dynamic and flow,” Ralph said. Adding to the appeal is the opportunity to “build out the space to our liking,” he said. “It’s a blank canvas so we can set it up the way we want.”
Pepper Hamilton's architect is Gensler.
Space at the new digs is smaller than the 62,000 square feet Pepper Hamilton took at BNY Mellon in 2006, Finizio said. He pointed out that lawyers work differently than they did 10 years ago, and Pepper Hamilton wants more open space to encourage collaboration.
"We're hoping to do interesting and innovative things," he said.
Finizio said the firm "briefly considered" buildings in the Strip District and North Shore, "but it's still important for law firms of our style and type to be downtown."
Finizio said the owner did "a great job" with the renovation.
"It's exciting for us and for the city that an old historic building has come back on line in a major way," he added.