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Davis & Gilbert Handles Three of Manhattan’s Top Ten Largest Leasing Deals in First Half of 2009

New York, August 3, 2009 - Davis & Gilbert was responsible for three of Manhattan's top ten largest leasing transactions and seven of the top 50 largest leases (based on square footage), in the first half of 2009.

As detailed in a report released by Crain's New York Business, these transactions, with their respective rankings and tenants, include:



Square Footage



650 Madison Ave.


Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.


200 Varick St.


Omnicom Group Inc.


300 Park Ave.


Greenhill & Co.


30 Rockefeller Plaza


Squire Sanders & Dempsey


485 Lexington Ave.


EdisonLearning Inc.


30 Rockefeller Plaza


Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton


405 Lexington Ave.


Regus Business Centers


Jeffrey A. Moross was the lead with assistance from Yossi Subar in the second largest deal representing tenant, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.  John P. Seligman represented Omnicom Group Inc. in the eighth largest deal while Gerald Uram, Real Estate Practice Chair, represented Advance Magazine Publishers (successor to Fairchild Publications) in the EdisonLearning Inc. transaction.  Donald E. Sonnenborn represented Tishman Speyer on the Greenhill & Co, Squire Sanders & Dempsey and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton transactions and Glenn E. Motelson served as counsel to Tishman Speyer on the Regus Business Centers leasing deal.

Davis & Gilbert's role in many of Manhattan's largest leasing deals and its flair for negotiating leases for key New York locations has earned the Real Estate Practice Group a number three ranking in the category Real Estate: Mainly Dirt from Chambers USA 2009.  For three consecutive years, Davis & Gilbert's Real Estate Practice has been recognized by Chambers and this year the Group has been commended for having established a superb office and retail leasing practice.

About Davis & Gilbert LLP
Davis & Gilbert LLP is an independent, strategically focused, full service, multi-disciplinary law firm of more than 110 lawyers. Founded over a century ago and located in a single office in New York City, the firm represents a wide range of clients - including some of the world's largest public companies, small and mid-size independent companies, partnerships, joint ventures, large media conglomerates and multinational holding companies - throughout the United States and internationally. Davis & Gilbert is widely regarded as the #1 law firm for the marketing communications industry and has practices focusing on real estate, litigation, intellectual property, labor & employment, corporate and middle market M&A, and private client services.

For additional information on Davis & Gilbert's Real Estate Practice, please contact:
Gerlad R. Uram, Chair