Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Announces Move to Downtown St. Louis, MO

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4232 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63108 - 314.534.4200 - 1.800.444.0514 www.lsem.org Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is proud to be a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) grantee, and we comply with all LSC conditions and prohibitions in acceptance of all funds.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2022 MEDIA CONTACTS Judy Goodman: jgoodman@lentsmazur.com, 314-795-8264, Lents Mazur & Associates Cole Pourchot, cole@LentsMazur.com, 618-772-9172, Lents Mazur & Associates LEGAL SERVICES OF EASTERN MISSOURI ANNOUNCES MOVE TO DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS PROVIDING EASY ACCESS FOR CLIENTS AND SUPPORTING CONTINUED GROWTH ST. LOUIS – Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (Legal Services) which provides holistic civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families is pleased to announce a significant move of its main office to the Peabody Plaza building in downtown St. Louis.

After 28 years in its present location on Forest Park Avenue, the non-profit plans to move to its new offices in late January, 2023.

“This move is a great opportunity to meet the growing needs of our clients and the community we serve,” said Dan Glazier, Executive Director of Legal Services. “The new location offers great access to I-70, I-64 and I-44, Bi-State buses on Market St. and the Pine St. Metrolink. In addition, we are excited to move downtown. We will be closer to some of the courts we frequent and our community and educational partners.”

Providing 10,000 sq. ft. more than the current space, the entire 11th and part of the 12th floor in Peabody Plaza will be occupied by Legal Services and over 90 of its employees. The new space features 75 offices, a reception area, six conference rooms which provide private spaces for client meetings and cubicle space for over 50 interns, from Saint Louis University, Washington University and other educational institutions, and volunteers. Parking is free and there will be reserved spaces for clients.

Peabody Plaza is owned by Seth Berkowitz and Sidartha Singh, managing directors of Briar Meads Capital. Seth is a former Legal Services’ intern. Patrick McKay and Hal C. Ball with Hilliker Corporation represented Legal Services with the transaction. Rick Messy and Whitney Allen of CBRE represented the landlord. 4232 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63108 - 314.534.4200 - 1.800.444.0514 www.lsem.org Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is proud to be a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) grantee, and we comply with all LSC conditions and prohibitions in acceptance of all funds.

“Briar Meads Capital is extremely proud to become the new hosts for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, support its vital mission, and provide accommodations suitable for their dedicated attorneys and staff. From our own personal experience with Legal Services, we know this organization to be vital to their clients and the community it serves,” said Berkowitz.

“We are profoundly grateful to have found a new home in downtown St. Louis, and we are confident that this move will significantly benefit our clients as well as our employees, volunteers and the community,” added Glazier.

About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 65 years. In 2021, more than 37,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received assistance from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

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