Semmes, Bowen & Semmes Signs Lease at 250 W Pratt Street

Venerable law firm returns to familiar address in Baltimore’s Central Business District

Columbia, MD (May 23, 2023) — Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC) (“COPT”), today announced that Semmes, Bowen & Semmes (“Semmes”) has signed a lease for two full floors at 250 West Pratt Street in Baltimore, MD.

Semmes, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the state of Maryland, moved into their new, 32,800 square foot office space this month.

Semmes has deep roots in Maryland. The firm was founded in 1887 and has chosen Baltimore’s Central Business District as its headquarters for nearly one hundred and fifteen years.  Semmes was one of the first tenants to lease space at the newly developed 250 West Pratt . The company’s return to 250 West Pratt demonstrates its long-standing commitment to serving Maryland and its client base in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

“We are very excited to return to 250 W. Pratt Street, and to renew our commitment to the City of Baltimore and the Central Business District.   The 250 W. Pratt Street Building is one of the iconic buildings in the city. We are in many ways returning to our roots, having occupied some of the same space to which we return starting in 1985, and after having been away these last 15 years”, said Semmes Chairman Thomas McCarron.

Located in Baltimore’s Central Business District, 250 West Pratt offers a prime location with views of Camden Yards, the Baltimore Harbor and beyond, top-of-the-line amenities—including state-of the art conference and fitness centers, a ground-floor Starbucks, SECU branch and a variety of communal workspaces. This all-inclusive Inner Harbor workspace offers direct access to I-395, Light Rail, and MARC Train at the gateway to downtown Baltimore.

John Hermann, Vice President of Asset Management and Leasing at COPT, said, “We are thrilled to welcome back Semmes, Bowen & Semmes to 250 West Pratt Street. We commend their choice to stay close to their roots in Baltimore City where the firm has built a strong reputation and remains an important part of the community.  We are proud of all that 250 has to offer and are confident that Semmes will thoroughly enjoy their new space with its panoramic views.”