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Davis & Gilbert offers one of New York City's preeminent real estate practices, representing clients in all real estate matters involving the ownership, leasing, conveyancing and financing of properties for commercial, retail, development, investment or residential use across the country. 

Davis & Gilbert’s role in handling New York City’s largest retail, office and commercial leases on behalf of owners, landlords and lessees has earned the Real Estate Practice Group a ranking in the category Real Estate: Mainly Dirt in New York for 10 consecutive years by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-2016). The firm was also ranked in the Nationwide: Retail category by Chambers USA (2014-2016), with particular attention given to the firm’s substantial experience in New York retail leasing and its extensive roster of major retail brands. The practice group also earned recognition in The Legal 500 United States for the Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate category for four consecutive years (2013-2016). The group was further recognized in “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers in the categories “National – Real Estate Law” (Tier 2) and “New York City Metropolitan – Real Estate Law” (Tier 1) for the past five years (2013-2017). In addition, Davis & Gilbert routinely handles many of Manhattan’s largest office lease transactions as ranked by Crain’s New York Business.

THE DAVIS & GILBERT ADVANTAGE
The Davis & Gilbert advantage lies in the depth and breadth of our practice. We have a unique industry perspective that enables us to provide advice on all real estate-related matters. Clients frequently involve us at the earliest stages of negotiations so that we can advise on the structure and terms of their transactions. The high volume of our work also enables us to provide cost-effective representation.

OUR CLIENTS
We routinely represent international banks, financial services companies, national and international retailers, law firms and major advertising agencies when they lease corporate headquarters and branch offices. We also represent pension trusts and the owners of many high-profile office buildings and complexes including Rockefeller Center, the Met Life Building, 230 Park Avenue, 140 Broadway, 444 Madison Avenue, 645 Madison Avenue, Carnegie Hall Tower, the Chrysler Center and many others. Our unique expertise in retail leasing makes us among the most sought-after real estate firms for the retail and fashion industries. 

OUR PRACTICE
Our national reputation is built on helping clients in many major metropolitan markets accomplish their real estate-related objectives that involve the leasing, acquisition, disposition, development, financing and restructuring of office, industrial and retail space. We structure and advise on agreements relating to all real estate matters including joint venture and partnership agreements and brokerage, financing, construction and service agreements.

We also represent clients in land use planning, cogeneration of electricity, telecommunications development and redevelopment matters together with related environmental matters.

REPRESENTATIVE ISSUES ADDRESSED ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:

Commercial and Retail Leasing
  • Counseling on the structure and terms of real estate transactions
  • Negotiating leases for "flagship" locations in New York and other U.S. and international cities for major fashion and other retail clients
  • Representing office tenants in all types of transactions, including headquarters leases with city incentives
  • Representing both landlords and tenants in telecommunications and switch facility holdings
  • Representing the owners of major buildings and office complexes on lease transactions
  • Negotiating brokerage agreements, management agreements and joint ventures
  • Handling of all types of retail transactions and locations, including
    • Central business districts and other "street" deals
    • "Pad" sites
    • Malls and strip centers
    • Arenas
    • Airports
    • Hospitals
    • Terminals
Sales and Acquisitions
  • Finalizing development plans
  • Office, retail, residential and industrial buildings
  • Shopping centers
  • Real estate interests for pension trusts
  • Acquisition of assets out of bankruptcy
  • Air rights
  • Partnership and member interests
Design and Construction
  • Reviewing various contracts and other agreements relating to design (architectural), construction, management, general contracting and subcontracting
Financing and Restructuring
  • Traditional commercial and residential mortgage and construction loan financing
  • Government subsidized housing financing
  • Sale and leaseback transactions
  • Joint ventures  
  • General and limited partnerships
  • Participating mortgages
  • Securitizations
CONTACT US

For additional information on Davis & Gilbert's Real Estate Practice, please contact:

Mark E. Maltz
212.468.4882
mmaltz@dglaw.com

Donald E. Sonnenborn
212.468.4938
dsonnenborn@dglaw.com

 


OUR PRACTICE
Our national reputation is built on helping clients in many major metropolitan markets accomplish their real estate-related objectives that involve the leasing, acquisition, disposition, development, financing and restructuring of office, industrial and retail space. We structure and advise on agreements relating to all real estate matters including joint venture and partnership agreements and brokerage, financing, construction and service agreements.

We also represent clients in land use planning, cogeneration of electricity, telecommunications development and redevelopment matters together with related environmental matters.

REPRESENTATIVE ISSUES ADDRESSED ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:



Commercial and Retail Leasing
  • Counseling on the structure and terms of real estate transactions
  • Negotiating leases for "flagship" locations in New York and other U.S. and international cities for major fashion and other retail clients
  • Representing office tenants in all types of transactions, including headquarters leases with city incentives
  • Representing both landlords and tenants in telecommunications and switch facility holdings
  • Representing the owners of major buildings and office complexes on lease transactions
  • Negotiating brokerage agreements, management agreements and joint ventures
  • Handling of all types of retail transactions and locations, including
    • Central business districts and other "street" deals
    • "Pad" sites
    • Malls and strip centers
    • Arenas
    • Airports
    • Hospitals
    • Terminals
Sales and Acquisitions
  • Finalizing development plans
  • Office, retail, residential and industrial buildings
  • Shopping centers
  • Real estate interests for pension trusts
  • Acquisition of assets out of bankruptcy
  • Air rights
  • Partnership and member interests
Design and Construction
  • Reviewing various contracts and other agreements relating to design (architectural), construction, management, general contracting and subcontracting
Financing and Restructuring
  • Traditional commercial and residential mortgage and construction loan financing
  • Government subsidized housing financing
  • Sale and leaseback transactions
  • Joint ventures  
  • General and limited partnerships
  • Participating mortgages
  • Securitizations
CONTACT US

For additional information on Davis & Gilbert's Real Estate Practice, please contact:

Mark E. Maltz
212.468.4882
mmaltz@dglaw.com

Donald E. Sonnenborn
212.468.4938
dsonnenborn@dglaw.com