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Davis & Gilbert Remains a Leader in New York's Real Estate Leasing Market; Handles Eight of the Top 20 Office Leasing Transactions in 2010

New York, February 25, 2011 - Davis & Gilbert was responsible for ten of Manhattan's largest office leasing transactions (based on square footage), including eight transactions in the top twenty, for 2010.

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

Rank

Address

Square Footage

Tenant

2

30 Rockefeller Plaza

436,139

Deloitte & Touche

3

11 Times Square

406,399

Proskauer Rose

6

1285 Sixth Ave.

323,368

BBDO

11

200 Park Ave.

277,064

Winston & Strawn

13

295 Tenth Ave.

240,000

Avenues Education Inc.

15

508 Third Ave.

213,500

Meredith Corp.

19

1251 Sixth Ave.

182,200

Natixis

20

345 Park Ave.

173,885

National Football League

48

132 W. 31st St.

  99,900

24/7 Real Media Inc.

49

32 Sixth Ave.

  99,184

Dentsu America NY

 

Chair of the Real Estate Group, Gerald R. Uram handled five of the top twenty transactions in 2010.  Mr. Uram, with assistance from Associate Yossi Subar, represented landlord SJP Properties in the Proskauer Rose transaction and the tenants in the Meredith Corp., Natixis, and National Football League transactions.  Partners Donald E. Sonnenborn and Glenn E. Motelson represented landlord Tishman Speyer on the second largest transaction, Deloitte & Touche.  Mr. Sonnenborn also represented Tishman Speyer on the Winston & Strawn lease.  Partner John P. Seligman served as counsel to BBDO in the sixth largest transaction.  Additionally, Mr. Uram and Mr. Seligman represented tenant Avenues Education Inc., Partner Mark E. Maltz and Associate Seth A. Chaikin represented 24/7 Real Media Inc. and Of Counsel Leslie Kanter represented Dentsu America NY.

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. 

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
212.468.4815
guram@dglaw.com