The professional law firm of Cook, Yancey, King and Galloway has decided to extend their lease and make significant upgrades in their space at downtown’s Regions Tower. The 65+ associates and staff members occupy the 16th, 17th and 18th floors of the Class A office building at 333 Texas Street.
CYKG President John Kalmbach says when their lease came up they did a pretty exhaustive search of other properties, but opted to stay in the downtown building where they got their start. “We were the attorneys for Commercial National Bank and were the original tenants in the building in the mid-1980s (when the building was known as the CNB Building)”, says Kalmbach. “We love the space and the location. Many of our clients are from out of town, and this tall building that you can see from the Interstate is easy to find.”
The firm is primarily a litigation firm that employs specialists in insurance, real estate, oil and gas, municipal liability, health care and transportation and attorneys and staff often work late preparing cases, making the 24-hour security at the building appealing. “This location is great for us,” says Kalmbach. “It’s near the parish and federal courthouses and court of appeals, the Shreveport Club, the Petroleum Club. It features 24-hour security and we have access at all hours.”
The CYKG offices have been renovated multiple times since 1986 according to Kalmbach, so the offices need little at this point, but Covid taught them the need for more video conferencing capability, something they will be investing $500,000 in.
They will be adding four large conference rooms on the 17th floor that can be used for mediation, large gatherings, and the proliferation of Zoom depositions. “We do these more than in-person depositions now,” says Kalmbach. The conference spaces are tentatively scheduled to be up and running in early 2022.
If you’re interested in being a part of CYKG, they are also looking for additions to their team. “We are always looking for high-quality legal professionals who share our vision.” says Kalmbach.
Thanks for staying ‘home’, CYKG. We’re thrilled to have you continue as part of our downtown family.