Midtown Manhattan Office Building – High-Value Commercial Leasing Dispute
Represented an affiliate of one of the nation’s largest owners, developers and managers of class A office space as landlord of a Midtown Manhattan office building in a leasing dispute with a high profile hedge fund tenant and two unauthorized sub-tenants over unpaid rent and associated charges totaling nearly $3 million. Shortly after commencing litigation, the firm negotiated a settlement which allowed the client to quickly recover possession of the space.
National Sale of 77 Properties in 15 States
Represented one of the largest U.S. banking institutions in the sale of a 77-property, 15-state real estate portfolio to a global investment management firm. The transaction also involved the leaseback of 22 properties.
Wells Fargo – Park Avenue Office Lease
Represented Wells Fargo in a new office lease at 280 Park Avenue, a joint venture of Vornado and SL Green.
Fulton Center Retail Leasing
Represented Westfield Corporation in the retail leasing of Manhattan's Fulton Center. Fulton Center is one of New York City's largest transit hubs - approximately 300,000 people travel through it every weekday.
RXR – Office and Retail Leasing
Represented RXR Realty, one of the largest real estate operating and investment companies in the New York tri-state area, in a wide range of office and retail leasing matters.
Real Estate Developer – Office Leases
Representation of a major real estate developer as landlord for all its office leases in a Class A New Jersey office complex.
U.S. Bank Branch and Office Leases
Represented a top five U.S. bank in its retail branch and office leases throughout New York and New Jersey.
Shoe Retailer U.S. Expansion
Represented a major U.S. men’s shoe company in its expansion into high-end shopping centers throughout the country.
150,000 Square-Foot Bank Sublease
Represented Mizuho Corporate Bank in its sublease of 150,000 square feet at One State Street Plaza in Manhattan.
Cipriani’s Rainbow Room Restaurant Lease
Representation of the Cipriani family in their lease of the world famous Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Center.
HQ Global Resources Nationwide Lease Restructuring
Representation of HQ Global Resources in a nationwide restructuring of hundreds of its office suite leases.
Major Financial Holdings Company – Sublease
Representation of a major financial holdings company in its sublease of 250,000 square feet of space in Manhattan.
AEW – 175 Varick Street Leasehold Interest Sale
Represented AEW Capital Management in the sale of its leasehold interest in 175 Varick Street to an affiliate of Tishman Speyer.
Lease of Banquet Facility by Cipriani
Represented Cipriani in the leasing of its banquet facility at 25 Broadway.
$330 Million Manhattan Ground Lease Sale
Represented The Lightstone Group in the combined $330 million sale of a ground lease position owned by Abraham Kamber & Company LLC and a subleasehold estate owned by Lightstone at 1407 Broadway.
Madison Avenue Operating Lease Acquisition
Represented Friedland Properties in the joint venture acquisition of the operating lease for a large Madison Avenue office building.
New Jersey Hotel Acquisition
Represented Three Wall Capital in the purchase of the ground lease interest in a hotel and restaurant in Secaucus, New Jersey, as well as the related financing and the negotiation of new hotel franchise license and management agreements.
Sale of Otis Elevator Building
Represented a developer in the $80 million sale of Manhattan's historic Otis Elevator Building to a major REIT, the negotiation of a long-term ground lease for the property, and related mortgage loan amendments.
Metropolitan Commercial Bank – Leasing Matter
Represented Metropolitan Commercial Bank in the leasing of a new suburban bank branch.
70,000 Square-Foot Bryant Park Sublease
Represented a subsidiary of Nomura Securities, in a 70,000 square foot sublease to Stifel, Nicolaus & Company at 3 Bryant Park.
$60 Million Manhattan Retail Acquisition and Leasehold Financing
Represented a developer in forming and capitalizing a purchaser, and in the $60 million acquisition and leasehold financing of a master lease of the retail space at 1657 Broadway, Manhattan.
Manhattan Office Lease for Nomura America
Representation of investment bank Nomura America in office leasing matters throughout the U.S.
Manhattan Office Lease for Instinet Inc.
Representation of financial services company Instinet in connection with a lease for a new corporate headquarters at 1095 Avenue of the Americas – one of the largest leases of new space in 2009.
WNET – World Wide Plaza Lease
Representation of public television network WNET on a 15-year, 95,000 square-foot headquarters lease at World Wide Plaza in Midtown Manhattan.
Global Management Consulting Firm – Connecticut Office Lease
Represented a global management consulting firm in the lease of a regional operating office in Connecticut.
Planet Hollywood – New Restaurant Leases
Representation of Planet Hollywood International, Inc. in connection with the negotiation of leases for new restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and Boca Raton.
Online Marketing Company – National Leasing Matters
Represented an online marketing company in office lease agreements in a number of U.S. states, including New York, Boston, Arizona, Virginia and Texas.
$27 Million Ground Lease Sale
Represented a privately-held real estate holding and property management company on the $27 million sale of the ground lease of a high-rise Manhattan residential building.
Major U.S. Bank Branch and Office Leases
Represented a large U.S. financial institution in subleasing 800,000 square-feet at One New York Plaza, a 400,000 New York City brokerage center lease, and various branch and office leasing matters in the Northeast.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton – New York Counsel
Counsel to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and the company's various luxury brands in connection with their New York real estate transactions.
Reuters 3 Times Square Development
Represented Reuters in the development, construction and leasing of 3 Times Square, an 855,000 square-foot office tower in Times Square.
Polo Ralph Lauren Lease
Represented Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation in a 50,000 square-foot Manhattan office and showroom lease.
Gabreski Airport Lease and Site Development
Represented Rechler Equity Partners on all aspects of their 40-year renewable ground lease to redevelop Suffolk County’s 55-acre Gabreski Airport.