The new law offices of Dunlap Codding on Film Row in Oklahoma City were featured in The Journal Record on April 1, 2013, in a story written by Molly M. Fleming, with photos by Brent Fuchs. The article focused on the firm’s rehab of a 1920s warehouse into offices befitting its representation of creative thinkers and innovators. Dunlap Codding is the oldest and largest intellectual property boutique law firm in Oklahoma and serves global and sophisticated clients, helping them to license and protect their creative works and inventions.
The 14,000 square foot space at 609 W. Sheridan Avenue in the Film District maintains and respects the character of the original building while incorporating high tech and whimsical elements. The firm intends to make the space available for use community creative organizations for art shows and programs. The design features a number of open spaces fostering collaboration, including a large lounge/kitchen opening via a glass garage door to a spacious outdoor courtyard. Another feature unique to law firms but in keeping with the Film District is the firm’s specially commissioned neon signage.
Fleming quoted firm director and shareholder Doug Sorocco who said, “We wanted to be in a neighborhood. We wanted to provide a space for folks [clients] to get together and work collaboratively to grow to the next stage of evolution.” Michelle Briggs, an associate with the firm, noted “…[T]here’s a sense of community down here….There’s a sense that we’re all in this together….We’re now in this place that’s reflective of the work we do…Our clients are innovative, creative, entrepreneurial types. I hope that in this space they feel like they’re in their element.”