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Fotografiska Park Avenue Flagship

Represent Fotografiska, a Swedish photography destination, in connection with establishing its NYC flagship location at 281 Park Avenue South, New York.

Royal Library of Sweden – Recovery of Stolen Books

We are helping our client, the National Library of Sweden, recover rare books stolen by a former employee and sold at auction. We have successfully helped our client recover a number of stolen books, and our work has been noted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News. We are working with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Royal Library of Sweden-Recovery of Wytfliet Atlas

The Royal Library of Sweden, with the assistance of the United States Government and Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, has recovered a 415-year-old atlas which had been stolen along with dozens of other rare volumes ten years ago. Created by Cornelius van Wytfliet and known as the "Wytfliet Atlas," the book had been part of the Royal Library collection for over 300 years prior to its theft. The successful return of the atlas is the result of an ongoing investigation and recovery effort launched by the Royal Library in cooperation with U.S. officials and with the assistance of Herrick, Feinstein in hopes of locating all of the stolen books.

Swedish Pharmaceutical Company – Formation of U.S. Subsidiary

Representing a Swedish pharmaceutical company in establishing its U.S. operations.

N.E.W. Corp. – Development Rights and Fee Title – 10th Ave. Manhattan

Represented N.E.W. Corp. in the sale of the fee title for 116 10th Avenue, as well as the unused development rights for 453 W 17th Street in Manhattan to GDS Development and Swedish real estate firm Klövern AB. The deal for the development rights for 453 W 17th Street had been in progress for several years and following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, and the consequent shutdown of the seller’s nightclub tenant (Avenue Nightclub) at 116 10th Avenue, the parties were able to restructure and expand the deal to include also the fee title to 116 10th Avenue.