Business Briefs

Law firm renews lease in downtown Raleigh

Posted October 29, 2010 6:51 p.m. EDT

— Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP extended its lease Tuesday to remain in the Wachovia Capitol Center, at 150 Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh, for up to 26 years.

The law firm, with 122 lawyers and 90 staff employees, occupies four floors of the 29-story building and will expand to a fifth under the terms of the lease. After a planned renovation, the firm will have about 92,000 square feet.

“Downtown has been good for us, and we believe we have been good for downtown,” said John L. Jernigan, the firm’s chairman.