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Davis & Gilbert Handles Eight of the Top Fifty Manhattan Leases in 2015, Including Seven in Top Twenty

New York, NY, April 4, 2016 - Davis & Gilbert handled eight of Manhattan’s largest office leases (based on square footage) in 2015, 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


1675 Broadway


Publicis Groupe (Tenant)


200 Park Ave.


Tishman Speyer (Landlord)


237 Park Ave.


J. Walter Thompson (Tenant)


501 West 30th Street


Boston Consulting Group (Tenant)


200 Liberty Street


Associated Press (Tenant)


3 World Trade Center


GroupM (Tenant)


855 Sixth Ave.


Commercial Company (Tenant)

50 200 Park Ave. 91,210 Tishman Speyer (Landlord)


Davis & Gilbert represented tenant Publicis Groupe in the second largest transaction, in a renewal and expansion of its lease at 1675 Broadway, totaling 506,009 square feet. Partner John P. Seligman worked on the deal.

In the third largest transaction, the firm represented landlord Tishman Speyer, in a 495,551 square foot lease at 200 Park Avenue. Real Estate group Co-Chair Donald E. Sonnenborn and partner Glenn E. Motelson handled the deal. In addition, Mr. Sonnenborn also handled a second transaction at 200 Park where he also represented Tishman Speyer in a 91,210 square foot lease.

Co-Chair of the Real Estate group Mark E. Maltz and associate Seth A. Chaikin represented tenant, J. Walter Thompson, a subsidiary of WPP Group, in its 288,793 square foot lease. Mr. Maltz also handled tenant GroupM’s 171,495 square feet lease at 3 World Trade Center with partner Yossi Subar.

Partner and former Practice Group Chair Gerald R. Uram and partner Glenn E. Motelson represented tenant Boston Consulting Group in a lease at Hudson Yards, 501 West 30th Street, totaling 193,306 square feet. In addition, Mr. Uram and Mr. Chaikin handled tenant Associated Press’ lease at 200 Liberty Street that totaled 172,495 square feet.

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 a strategically focused, full-service 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 array of clients - ranging from small, independent start-ups to some of the world’s largest public 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, advertising & marketing, litigation, intellectual property, labor & employment, corporate and middle market M&A, financial services 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” (2012-2016) and in The National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List (2012-2014).

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