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Signed, Sealed, Delivered:
Law Firm to Call
the District Home
With the signing of a 10-year lease, McGlinchey Stafford PLLC, will join three other
office tenants in the Van Aken District when Phase I opens in 2018. The firm will
occupy 18,000 square feet of second floor, windowed office space anchoring the
corner of Warrensville Center and Farnsleigh roads.
McGlinchey Stafford, founded in New Orleans, is a national law firm with
190 attorneys in 13 offices across eight states and the District of Columbia. The
Cleveland office opened in 2001 with three attorneys, but has grown rapidly
since then. Today, it is the firm’s third largest office with 19 attorneys, and 18
management employees and administrative staff. Attorneys in the Cleveland office
focus on regulatory compliance, transactional, and litigation matters for a wide
range of financial institution clients throughout the United States.
“We are anticipating continued growth in Cleveland and the project in the Van
Aken District looks to be a catalyst for us,” says Member David Thompson.
With their current lease at Chagrin Richmond Plaza expiring, the firm was
searching for Class A office space that was on par with the firm’s offices in other
states. Enticed in part by a forgivable loan from Shaker’s Vision Fund, and the
opportunity to be in new office space located in a walkable, mixed-use neighborhood,
they felt that the Van Aken District was the ideal place for their relocation.
“Our Cleveland team is looking forward to relocating to the new space next
year,” says Thompson. “We are excited about the progress and promise of the Van
Aken District — this development provides the upgraded space we were looking for
and will be a draw for clients visiting our new office.”
The addition of McGlinchey Stafford brings leased office space in Phase I of
the development to 80 percent. Just 14,000 square feet of office space remain
available. By 2018, a few hundred people will work in the District, eating at the
restaurants and patronizing the shops every day. SL
Stella Moga Kennedy, the owner
and founder of Le Chaperon Rouge,
says her curriculum mixes “freespirited
activities” with early childhood
educational components, ranging from
math and reading to foreign languages
Moga Kennedy emphasizes a
healthy environment in every sense
of the term, which is why indoor and
outdoor playgrounds are used daily,
and food is fresh and nutritious. A
commercial kitchen enables onsite
preparation of hot meals, always
served with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Says Moga Kennedy, “My children eat
broccoli like it’s potato chips.”
A full slate of extracurricular
activities is also offered so that lessons
in ballet, gymnastics, karate, and
soccer (among others) are available
onsite…no need to shuttle kids from
one place to another.
“It’s a dream school for working
moms,” says Moga Kennedy, whose
program truly is a one-stop, kidfocused
Moga Kennedy is delighted to be
able to meet strong demand for this
type of school in the Heights with the
opening of the Shaker Heights location.
Many area families enrolled their
children in outlying Le Chaperon Rouge
facilities and are eager to switch to the
Shaker campus. “I picked the prime
spot,” says Moga Kennedy. “Shaker is
home to more and more young people.
I love it here because of the diversity.
There are so many cultures and this will
be a very multicultural school.”
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