Matters

$19 Million Manhattan Apartment Building Acquisition

Represented Sabet Management in the $19 million acquisition of the residential apartment building 92 Second Avenue, with acquisition financing supplied by Signature Bank.

$35 Million Miami Beach Refinancing

Represented Rabina Properties in a $35 million mortgage refinancing with M&T Bank for premises owned by Rabina at 500 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida.

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 Commercial Condominium Sale

Represented a real estate LLC in the sale of the commercial condominium unit at 205 Bleecker Street to two affiliates of Infinity Real Estate, LLC.

$21 Million Acquisition of West 25th Street Buildings

Represented an affiliate of Sabet Development in the $21.5 million acquisition of two buildings on West 25th street; the property will serve as the "replacement property" in a reverse 1031 transaction.

$175 Million North Carolina Office Building Purchase

Represented Rabina Properties in the $175 million purchase and financing of a 640,000 square-foot office building in Charlotte, North Carolina's downtown business district.

$131 Million Manhattan Development Site Sale

Represented Rabina Properties LLC in the $131 million sale of a development site consisting of six properties in Manhattan's NoMad neighborhood. The sale also included additional Inclusionary Housing benefits and an investment by our client in the acquiring entity.

Cipriani’s Rainbow Room Restaurant Lease

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

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.

Development in Harlem for Singer Roberta Flack

Represented renowned vocalist Roberta Flack in her development of real estate in Harlem.

Not-For-Profit Bronx Building Acquisition

Provided pro bono representation to Part of the Solution ("POTS"), for the acquisition of a building adjacent to their Bronx headquarters. We helped negotiate the contract for purchase and the mortgage financing, which was provided by a not-for-profit entity specializing in loans to comparable borrowers.

Brooklyn Mixed-Use Mortgage Refinancing

Advised a subsidiary of Forest Hills Property Group in a mortgage refinancing for a mixed-use property located on Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn.

New Yankee Stadium Wireless Lease Agreements

Represented the New York Yankees in their lease agreements with wireless carriers in the new Yankee stadium.

Sale of Manhattan Fee Interest

Represented two separate investor groups in the sale of their fee interests in the land under 919 Third Avenue to SL Green.

$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.

Formation of New York Bakery Group LLC

Represented New York Bakery Group LLC, a high-end bakery business, in its formation, organization, capitalization, and tax structuring. In addition we provided counsel in connection with negotiation of real estate leases and consulting agreements.

Sale of Cashzone Check Cashing Assets

Represented Cashzone Check Cashing Corporation in connection with the sale of all of its assets to PLS Check Cashing Inc.

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.

Manhattan Office Lease for Nomura America

Representation of investment bank Nomura America in office leasing matters throughout the U.S.

MF Global Corporate Headquarters Lease

Represented MF Global in its 62,000 square-foot New York headquarters lease.

Polo Ralph Lauren Lease

Represented Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation in a 50,000 square-foot Manhattan office and showroom lease.