Areas of Focus
Throughout John Seligman’s long and successful career, clients have relied on his ability to secure real estate solutions suited to their unique needs. His dynamic commercial and residential real estate practice focuses on the sale and purchase of commercial buildings and single-family residences as well as commercial office leases.
John is a trusted adviser to a wide range of clients who value his counsel when making major real estate investments for their companies. Recognizing that business expansion and contraction are inevitable, he secures leasing flexibility to lessen their economic exposure.
In addition to helping large multinational corporations lease office space and purchase buildings for their local headquarters, John assists smaller companies in procuring office space in the New York metropolitan area. He also represents individuals buying and selling their residences.
In the past 30 years at Davis+Gilbert, John has served as an active mentor to attorneys within the firm’s Real Estate Department and throughout the firm.
Represented a global marketing and communications holding company in relocating its corporate offices over an entire floor at one of Manhattan’s premier corporate addresses.
Negotiated for a multinational advertising and public relations company to lease approximately 980,000 square feet of office space at an iconic building in Soho. This was one of the largest office leases transacted in Manhattan in 2019. Our client was vacating multiple locations throughout Manhattan to consolidate at one location and needed to complete this new lease within 21 days after terms were settled.
Counseled a global advertising holding company in its leasing of approximately 200,000 square foot at an office building in the Financial District to serve as its new headquarters. Continue to represent our client in connection with its subleasing of existing office space.
- Fordham University (J.D., 1972)
- Cornell University (A.B., 1968)
- New York
- U.S. District CourtSouthern District of New York