Matters

Turkish Consulate – Lease at 605 Third Avenue

Represented the Turkish Consulate General in New York in a lease of the entire 30th floor at 605 Third Avenue in Manhattan.

RXR – Lease at 61 Broadway

Represented RXR Realty in a lease of the entire 33rd floor at 61 Broadway to Hello Alfred.

DH Property Holdings – Red Hook, Brooklyn – Ground Lease of Industrial Property

Represented an affiliate of DH Property Holdings, LLC in the 99-year development ground lease of an industrial property in on Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Wells Fargo Madison Ave. Flagship Location – Lease Renewal

Represented Wells Fargo in the lease renewal of their flagship location at 437 Madison Avenue. The bank signed a five-year renewal for its 7,206-square-foot space at the William Kaufman Organization building, which spans the blockfront between East 49th and East 50th Streets.

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.

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.

Fashion Institute of Technology Lease

Represented Koeppel Rosen LLC, as agent for 236 West 27 LLC, in the leasing of 52,000 square feet to the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Cipriani’s Rainbow Room Restaurant Lease

Representation of the Cipriani family in their lease of the world famous Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Center.

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.

RXR – OXO International Lease

Represented RXR in OXO International's 50,000+ square-foot lease in Manhattan's Starrett Lehigh Building.

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.

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.

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.

HQ Global Resources Nationwide Lease Restructuring

Representation of HQ Global Resources in a nationwide restructuring of hundreds of its office suite leases.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

$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.

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.

Global Management Consulting Firm – Connecticut Office Lease

Represented a global management consulting firm in the lease of a regional operating office in Connecticut.

Major Financial Holdings Company – Sublease

Representation of a major financial holdings company in its sublease of 250,000 square feet of space in Manhattan.

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.