Wragge & Co's real estate group has been named as the University of Central England's legal adviser on property matters in connection with potential developments in Eastside.
A team led by commercial development partner John Burns has been appointed for a minimum of three years to advise UCE on its multi-million pound real estate strategy.
The higher education institution is looking at options for the future of some of its key sites, including the Conservatoire in Paradise Circus and parts of the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design.
In particular, it is in preliminary discussions with Birmingham City Council in relation to the site in Eastside formerly earmarked for the new Library of Birmingham.
The Wragge & Co team also comprised Mark Chester and Sarah Thompson and construction director Paul Green.
Mr Burns said: "It is a chance to play a part in some exciting developments both for our city and the region, and to work with one of the city's oldest and most forward-thinking organisations."
UCE pro-vice-chancellor Mary Martin said: "We are exploring important new developments for the university and are building a team who can help us deliver our strategy."