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Davis & Gilbert Handles Two of Manhattan’s Top 5 Office Leases in the First Half of 2013

New York, NY, September 12, 2013 – Davis & Gilbert handled two of the five largest office leases in Manhattan (based on square footage) in the first half of 2013, according to Crain’s New York Business’ ranking. These two deals represent a total of over 1 million square feet leased.

Davis & Gilbert represented the tenant, law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, in the second largest transaction. The deal involved a lease renewal and restructuring of the firm’s New York City headquarters location at 425 Lexington Ave, totaling 595,799 square feet. Co-Chair of the Real Estate group, Mark E. Maltz, and associate Amanda R. Kinney worked on the deal.

The third largest transaction was Jefferies & Company’s 458,000 square foot lease renewal, expansion and restructuring at 520 Madison Avenue. Real Estate group Co-Chair Donald E. Sonnenborn and partner Glenn E. Motelson represented landlord Tishman Speyer in the deal.

In addition, the firm handled the 35th largest lease on the Crain’s list. Mr. Maltz and associate Seth A. Chaikin represented landlord 230 Park Avenue Holdco LLC in a 71,000 square foot lease at 230 Park Ave.

Davis & Gilbert’s Real Estate Practice Group
With one of New York City’s preeminent real estate practices, Davis & Gilbert regularly handles Manhattan’s largest retail, office and commercial leases on behalf of landlords and tenants, as well as a wide range of other real estate matters involving the ownership, conveyancing and financing of properties across the country. We routinely advise international banks, financial services companies, national and international retailers, law firms and major advertising agencies when they lease corporate headquarters and branch offices. Davis & Gilbert also represents pension trusts and the owners of many high-profile office buildings and complexes. The Real Estate practice group has earned rankings in legal directories such as Chambers USA, “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers and The Legal 500 U.S.

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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