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Davis & Gilbert Handles Seven of the Top Manhattan Leases in 2013, Including Three in the Top Ten

New York, NY, March 18, 2014 – Davis & Gilbert handled seven of Manhattan’s largest office leases (based on square footage) in 2013, according to Crain’s New York Business.

As detailed in the report released by Crain’s, these transactions, with their respective ranking include:

Square Footage Davis & Gilbert Represented
4 425 Lexington Ave 595,799 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (tenant)
5 3 World Trade Center 515,457 Group M Worldwide (tenant)
6 520 Madison Ave. 458,000 Tishman Speyer (landlord)
22 1221 Sixth Ave 186,804 Mayer Brown (tenant)
36 1372 Broadway 144,168 Ross Procurement (tenant)
230 Park Ave.
230 Park Avenue Holdco LLC (landlord)
38 1230 Sixth Ave. 143,860 Tishman Speyer (landlord)

Davis & Gilbert represented the tenant, law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, in the lease renewal and restructuring of the firm’s New York City headquarters 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.

In the fifth largest transaction, the firm represented Group M Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of WPP Group, in negotiating a 20-year commercial lease at 3 World Trade Center. Mr. Maltz and partner Yossi Subar handled the deal.

Real Estate group Co-Chair Donald E. Sonnenborn and partner Glenn E. Motelson represented landlord Tishman Speyer in the sixth largest transaction for Jefferies & Company’s 458,000 square foot lease renewal, expansion and restructuring at 520 Madison Ave. In addition, Mr. Sonnenborn also handled First Republic Bank’s 143,860 square foot lease at 1230 Sixth Ave. on behalf of landlord Tishman Speyer.

Partner Gerald R. Uram represented law firm Mayer Brown in its 186,804 square foot lease at 1221 Sixth Ave., and also represented Ross Procurement, a subsidiary of Ross Stores, in its lease of over 144,000 square feet at 1372 Broadway. Also, Mr. Maltz and associate Seth A. Chaikin represented landlord 230 Park Avenue Holdco LLC in a 144,000 square foot lease at 230 Park Ave for ING US Inc.

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. The firm routinely advises 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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