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Davis & Gilbert Handles Seven of Manhattan's Top 50 Largest Leasing Transactions in First Half of 2010, Including Largest Deal

New York, August 3, 2010 - Davis & Gilbert handled seven of Manhattan's top 50 largest leasing transactions, including the largest lease (based on square footage), in the first half of 2010.

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



Square Footage



11 Times Square


Proskauer Rose


10 Hudson Street


Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners


200 Park Ave.


Korn/Ferry International


30 Rockefeller Plaza


Haynes and Boone


2 World Financial Center


Nomura Holding America Inc.


1675 Broadway


Publicis Groupe


150 Varick St.


Wieden + Kennedy Inc.


Chair of the Real Estate Group, Gerald R. Uram, was the lead, with assistance from Associate Yossi Subar, in representing SJP Properties in the lease to Proskauer Rose in Manhattan's largest transaction this year to date.  Mr. Uram, with assistance from Associate Brooke E. Richmond, also represented Wieden + Kennedy Inc.  Partner John P. Seligman represented Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners and Publicis Groupe in the twenty-third and fortieth largest deals, respectively and Partner Robert A. Karin represented tenant Merrill Lynch in the sublease to Nomura Holding America Inc.  Partner Donald E. Sonnenborn represented Tishman Speyer on the Haynes and Boone lease and Partner Glenn E. Motelson served as counsel to Tishman Speyer on the Korn/Ferry International leasing deal.

Davis & Gilbert's role in handling Manhattan's largest retail, office and commercial leases on behalf of owners, landlords and lessees has earned the Real Estate Practice Group a number three ranking in Chambers USA for the fourth consecutive year in the category Real Estate: Mainly Dirt.  Mr. Uram is also ranked for the second consecutive year in the category Real Estate - New York.

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:
Gerald R. Uram, Chair