Leading Business Law Firm Gunderson Dettmer to Relocate Massachusetts Headquarters to Boston’s Fan Pier

  Leading Business Law Firm Gunderson Dettmer to Relocate Massachusetts
  Headquarters to Boston’s Fan Pier

Global law firm signs 10-year, 27,000 square foot lease of commercial space at
      the Fallon Company’s One Marina Park Drive on Boston’s waterfront

Business Wire

BOSTON -- January 14, 2014

The Fallon Company today announced that it has finalized an agreement with
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP on a 10-year
commercial lease at Boston’s Fan Pier, a joint venture of The Fallon Company,
MassMutual and Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, which is one of the country’s
largest mixed-use development sites, spanning 21 acres and nine city blocks.

Gunderson Dettmer, a leading global business law firm representing emerging
growth companies and venture capital firms, will relocate its current Waltham,
Massachusetts offices to more than 27,000 square feet of space on the ninth
floor of Fan Pier’s One Marina Park Drive office tower by September 2014.

The firm joins several other prominent Massachusetts companies who have
announced plans to move from their suburban locations to Fan Pier, including
Gunderson Dettmer clients Battery Ventures and Polaris Partners – two
internationally renowned venture capital firms, which, earlier this year,
revealed plans to occupy 28,000 and 16,000 square feet, respectively, at One
Marina Park Drive. They will join EnerNOC, Fish & Richardson and The Fallon
Company as tenants in the building, which is at more than 90 percent
occupancy.

“With its unique location, ease of transport and vibrant, 24-hour neighborhood
environment, Boston’s waterfront continues to attract marquee companies,
furthering its position as Boston’s premier cultural and commercial
epicenter,” said Joe Fallon, President and CEO of The Fallon Company. “And as
a leading business law firm for entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and
venture capitalists, Gunderson has vitality, energy and enthusiasm in its DNA,
which is a perfect fit for the character being established at Fan Pier.”

Gunderson Dettmer was founded in 1995 and has more than 170 attorneys working
in the world’s innovation epicenters: Silicon Valley, Beijing, Los Angeles,
New York, San Diego and San Francisco, in addition to Boston.

“Fan Pier is at the center of the Boston ecosystem that fosters innovation in
technology and the life sciences,” said Jay Hachigian, a founding partner at
Gunderson Dettmer. “Moving to the heart of the Innovation District aligns with
the founding principles of our firm, and we are delighted to be joining such
an exciting environment.”

When complete, Fan Pier will feature a total of eight contemporary commercial
and residential luxury high rises; the best in dining, shopping and
recreation; and access to Fan Pier’s world-class, six-acre marina in one of
Boston’s most thriving urban communities, offset by green space and the
waterfront. The location is also highlighted by convenient access to public
transportation, including South Station, a water taxi to Boston’s Logan
Airport and the Financial District, Hubway bikes onsite and easy access to
several interstate highways.

In addition to One Marina Park Drive, Fan Pier currently features two
commercial towers that will house the global headquarters of Vertex
Pharmaceuticals beginning in 2014 – Fifty Northern Avenue and Eleven Fan Pier
Boulevard. The Fallon Company recently broke ground on its first residential
building, Twenty Two Liberty, a 14-story condominium tower, which will offer
the best of luxury living in one of the city’s most dynamic urban
neighborhoods. The generously-sized condominiums will come in several
configurations, from studio pied-à-terres to 3+ bedroom homes, with high-end
details and an array of luxurious amenities designed to surpass even the most
refined expectations, including 270-degree vistas of Boston’s cityscape and
Boston’s inner and outer Harbor.

Earlier this year, the Fallon Company announced plans for 100-104 Northern
Avenue – a 17-story, 516,000 square foot commercial tower featuring 18,000
square feet for prime, ground-floor retail opportunities. The Fallon Company
plans to break ground on the building in 2014.

For more information about Fan Pier, visit www.fanpierboston.com.

About The Fallon Company

The Fallon Company has an unmatched reputation in Boston for undertaking and
executing the most challenging and complex real estate development projects,
and perfectly positioning them for optimal current and future use. Founded by
Joe Fallon in 1993, the firm has consistently achieved success through the
exceptional experience and dedication of its team and its visionary
leadership. The company has developer billions of dollars in commercial real
estate, and is currently developing Boston’s Fan Pier, a 21-acre property
spanning nine city blocks and permitted for three million square feet of
mixed-use office, residential and retail space. Additional Fallon Company
projects include The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Park Lane Seaport, ONE
Marina Park Drive, Fifty Northern Avenue and Eleven Fan Pier Boulevard.

About Gunderson Dettmer

Gunderson Dettmer is the leading business law firm serving the venture capital
and emerging growth company marketplace. With more than 170 lawyers in Silicon
Valley, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Beijing,
the Firm represents more than 1,800 technology companies ranging from small
start-ups to multi-billion dollar public companies and also serves as general
and fund formation counsel to over 100 venture capital management companies.
Gunderson Dettmer was recently ranked the most active law firm in the U.S. by
Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst, based on the number of venture capital deals
negotiated. The Firm and many of its partners are recognized by U.S. News
Media Group, Best Lawyers, Chambers USA and The Legal 500 for leadership in
several of its core practice areas; Corporate and Securities law, Executive
Compensation, Intellectual Property and Partnering, Labor and Employment, Tax
and Venture Capital Services. Please see www.gunder.com and @GundersonLaw for
more information.

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