McCormick Barstow breaks ground on new building

McCormick Barstow to move into new law office in fall 2013McCormick Barstow to move into new law office in fall 2013Construction has begun on the new office of Fresno law firm McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayne & Carruth LLP.

The new office building, which will be located on the northwest corner of El Paso Avenue and Fresno Street, will take the place of the firm's current headquarters at 5 River Park Place East.

At 68,000 square feet, the three-story office building will feature exercise facilities, showers, bike lockers and a 2,000 square-foot conference center with seating for up to 200 people as well as sophisticated conferencing capabilities.

McCormick Barstow worked with Zinkin Development on the design of the building, which is slated for completion in late fall.

"We believe that with the help of Mr. Zinkin and his team, we have designed a building that will not only be impressive to our clients and comfortable for our staff, but also space efficient and energy efficient," said Ken Baldwin, one of the firm's partners, in a press release. "The building will also incorporate the latest technologies that you would expect to find in a modern law office."

Founded in 1951, McCormick Barstow is the largest law firm in the San Joaquin Valley. The firm has more than 100 attorneys working out of offices in Fresno, Modesto, Cincinnati, Denver, Las Vegas and Seattle.