Perkins Coie Donates $10,000 to Children's Medical Center of Dallas in Celebration of 100 Years of Service
DALLAS (June 26, 2012) – To celebrate 100 years of service, the Dallas office of law firm Perkins Coie made a special $10,000 charitable contribution to the Children's Medical Center of Dallas. On Thursday, June 21, 2012, the firm presented the gift at a special event at the Frontiers of Flight Museum to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the firm’s founding.
"We are honored to celebrate this milestone along with Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Children's has had a tremendous impact in the lives of children and families in the Dallas area, including many of us at Perkins Coie," said Steve Smith, Dallas Office Managing Partner. "We have all seen the incredible work they do and are thrilled to offer this gift to ensure that work can continue."
Children's Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit system. It's the seventh-largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country, with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. It was the state's first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the only pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center.
"We are very grateful to receive this generous gift from Perkins Coie and thankful for their support," said Shana Santoni, Director of Corporate Relations & Cause Marketing at Children's Medical Center. "This allows us to continue providing specialized care and innovative services to the children in our care.”
The law firm currently known as Perkins Coie LLP was founded in Seattle on May 1, 1912 by former U.S. District Court Judge George Donworth and former U.S. Attorney Elmer Todd. Over the years, Perkins Coie has evolved from serving a small number of key clients such as Boeing and Puget Sound Energy, which remain clients today, to representing a full range of companies - from start-ups to FORTUNE 100 corporations. The firm practices in more than 100 areas of law and in a wide array of industries.
The Perkins Coie Dallas office, which opened in April 2010, focuses on real estate, bankruptcy, litigation and commercial law matters, including real estate workouts, commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) and financing. As one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, Dallas serves as a business hub and an ideal location for Perkins Coie to serve its national client base, particularly those based in Texas.
About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.