Cadwalader Relocates to New Legacy Union Tower

May 23, 2022

New space will support the firm’s growth strategy across practices, enabling a continued expansion and exceptional client service in the Queen City. 

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading international law firm with a significant presence in Charlotte since 1996, has relocated to 650 South Tryon – the New Legacy Union Tower – today.  

The new space and location will significantly expand the firm’s Charlotte footprint and fuel its strategic growth plans, as well as provide improved meeting facilities and support for local clients.

Consistent with Cadwalader’s commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, the New Legacy Union Tower meets the highest sustainability standards. The building itself was constructed from recycled materials where possible, and the highest water and energy efficiency standards are in place. Overall, the building received a  “Gold” LEED certification for sustainability achievement.

In addition, the new office was designed around a comfort and efficiency theme and features state-of-the-art technology, in-demand amenities such as an on-premises gym and modern café, and more. 

“Cadwalader is extremely proud of the role we have played in supporting Charlotte’s growth and prosperity for more than 25 years,” said Stuart Goldstein, managing partner of the firm’s Charlotte office. “The space, location and amenities at Legacy Union create a vibrant setting that will enable us to better meet the needs of our attorneys and staff and, of course, our clients here in Charlotte.”

Cadwalader opened its first Charlotte office in 1996 to better serve financial services clients as the city emerged as one of the nation’s most important banking hubs. Today, with a local staff of over 100 attorneys and more than 40 support personnel, the firm’s Charlotte office continues to focus on financial services and capital markets work – including bank lending, fund and real estate finance, structured finance and asset securitization – as well as a growing corporate litigation practice. The firm has been recognized by Charlotte Business Journal on its “Best Places to Work” list.

Cadwalader, founded in 1792, is the nation’s oldest Wall Street firm and today serves its diverse roster of blue-chip clients from offices in Charlotte, New York, Washington, DC, London and Dublin.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this move,” Goldstein said. “We have been active supporters of this city’s growth and transformation for nearly three decades, and we take very seriously our commitment to the development of the Uptown area. We have chosen a great spot from which to continue our growth and success.”