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Davis & Gilbert Counsel to Tishman Speyer in Jefferies & Company’s 450,000 Square Foot Lease Renewal

New York, NY, February 11, 2013 – Davis & Gilbert represented landlord Tishman Speyer in a 450,000 square foot lease renewal, expansion and restructuring with investment bank Jefferies & Company, Inc. at 520 Madison Avenue in New York City. Pursuant to the restructuring, Jefferies is leasing an additional 130,000 square feet. The deal, which was completed in January 2013, is on track to be one of the largest leases of 2013. Davis & Gilbert’s Real Estate Practice Group co-chair Donald E. Sonnenborn and Real Estate partner Glenn E. Motelson handled the lease restructuring.

Davis & Gilbert has a longstanding relationship with Tishman Speyer, one of the world’s leading real estate owners and developers. The firm offers one of New York City’s preeminent real estate practices, and regularly represents 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. The firm’s role in handling New York City’s largest retail, office and commercial leases on behalf of landlords and tenants has earned the Real Estate practice group a ranking in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as well as U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Additionally, the practice group routinely handles many of Manhattan’s largest office lease transactions as ranked by Crain’s New York Business.

About Davis & Gilbert
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. Davis & Gilbert is ranked in publications and legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500 and Best Law Firms. The firm has also been consistently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group’s “Client Service A-Team” (2012-2015) and in The National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List (2012-2014).

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