Little Rock law firm will relocate Rogers office in 2018

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Mitchell Williams will relocate its Rogers office next spring to The District at Pinnacle Hills. The 32,000-square-foot building is shown in this file photograph during construction last summer.

Little Rock-based law firm Mitchell Williams is making plans to relocate its Northwest Arkansas office.

After 15 years at its current address in the Pinnacle Hills Tower II building on Pinnacle Pointe Drive in Rogers, the law firm will relocate in a few months to The District Pinnacle Hills, a 54-acre commercial development along Pauline Whitaker Parkway, west of Interstate 49 in Rogers. It’s being built out by Whisinvest Realty of Little Rock.

Mitchell Williams has signed a 10-year lease to occupy about 90% of the second floor of a new 31,885-square-foot office building there. The space, 14,252 square feet, is about 450 square feet larger than the firm’s current office, which is spread over two floors in Pinnacle Hills Tower II.

Heather Haywood, the firm’s director of marketing and public relations, said the move is anticipated March 1, 2018. As part of the deal with Whisinvest, Haywood said the firm will also have exterior signage on the building. Mitchell Williams has 30 employees in Rogers: 16 attorneys and 14 staff. The firm’s history in Northwest Arkansas dates to 1992 when Bentonville attorney Ernie Lawrence merged his practice with Mitchell Williams, creating an office in Rogers.

Burke Larkin, a senior vice president who heads up Whisinvest’s office in Rogers, said he is having conversations with “three or four” different groups about leasing space on the bottom floor of the new building. He also said Whisinvest has submitted a large-scale development plan to the city to begin construction of a second office building in The District, this one about 45,000 square feet.

“Now that we have Mitchell Williams upstairs [in the first building], we feel good about starting the second building,” Larkin said.