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Davis & Gilbert Remains a Prominent Leader in New York Real Estate Leasing

New York, August 10, 2011 - Davis & Gilbert was responsible for seven of Manhattan's 50 largest office leasing transactions (based on square footage), including three transactions in the top 20, in the first half of 2011.

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

7

30 Rockefeller Plaza

365,082

Lazard

15

2 World Financial Center

175,000

Commerzbank

19

1 Hudson Square

146,554

Omnicom

25

630 Fifth Ave.

118,634

Baker Hostetler

37

200 Park Ave.

89,716

Oppenheimer & Co

43

11 W. 42nd St.

77,781

HSBC

50

345 Hudson St.

67,436

Everyday Health

 

The firm represented landlord Tishman Speyer in four of the largest 50 leases, including Lazard's lease at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, which was led by Partners Donald E. Sonnenborn and Mark E. Maltz, and the Baker Hostetler lease, which was led by Mr. Maltz.  Additionally, Glenn E. Motelson, Partner, worked on the Oppenheimer lease, and Leslie G. Kanter, Counsel, handled the HSBC lease, both on behalf of Tishman Speyer.  Chair of the Real Estate Group, Gerald R. Uram, represented tenant Commerzbank in the 15th largest transaction.  Partner John P. Seligman acted as counsel to the tenants, Omnicom and Everyday Health, in their respective leases.

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 Chambers USA for five consecutive years 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