Commercial Leasing

Stroock is a leader in the negotiation of major commercial leases across the United States.  In the New York City metropolitan area alone, on the tenant’s side, we have been called upon by Saks, for its recent office and retail expansions into Downtown Manhattan; by AXA/Equitable, for its headquarters space lease and other major leases; by Scholastic, for space and ground leases allowing the expansion of its corporate headquarters; and by the United Federation of Teachers and by HIP (now EmblemHealth), for their new headquarters offices, which were the first major Downtown Manhattan leasing transactions completed after September 11.  Stroock also represents many building owner clients, such as Mutual of America Life Insurance Co. (as the owner of 320 Park) and Edward J Minskoff Equities (as the owner of 51 Astor Place) in their leasing programs for prime office and retail space.

At Stroock, our experience in negotiating construction contracts, architect’s agreements and other design professional agreements enables us to seamlessly take a landlord or a tenant from term sheet to move-in.  Moreover, governmental incentive programs play a critical role in a tenant’s relocation decision.  Knowing the programs and the prevailing market condition for incentive benefits enables us to more effectively counsel clients about the economic benefits of competing leasing proposals.

Providing counsel to all sides of lease-related issues gives our attorneys a balanced perspective.  From an owner’s perspective, leases are the lifeblood of a successful project.  From a tenant’s perspective, a well-negotiated lease can save the tenant enormous sums of money over the term of the lease, money which goes straight to the client’s bottom line.  The ability to understand both sides of a lease transaction makes us a stronger advocate for the interests of our client.

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Attorneys in this Group


NAME TITLE OFFICE
Trevor T. Adler Partner New York

Trevor T. Adler
Partner
New York

Loryn D. Arkow Partner Los Angeles

Loryn D. Arkow
Partner
Los Angeles

Jacob Bart Partner New York

Jacob Bart
Partner
New York

Diana M. Brummer Partner New York

Diana M. Brummer
Partner
New York

Jonathan A. Cohen Special Counsel New York
Washington, DC

Jonathan A. Cohen
Special Counsel
New York
Washington, DC

Brian Diamond Partner New York

Brian Diamond
Partner
New York

Steven Horowitz Partner New York
Miami

Steven Horowitz
Partner
New York
Miami

Marc Hurel Partner New York

Marc Hurel
Partner
New York

Jeffrey R. Keitelman Co-Managing Partner Washington, DC
New York

Jeffrey R. Keitelman
Co-Managing Partner
Washington, DC
New York

Ronald A. Kriss Of Counsel Miami

Ronald A. Kriss
Of Counsel
Miami

Elizabeth R. Lorton Special Counsel New York

Elizabeth R. Lorton
Special Counsel
New York

Joseph F. Miller Special Counsel Washington, DC

Joseph F. Miller
Special Counsel
Washington, DC

Steven P. Moskowitz Partner New York

Steven P. Moskowitz
Partner
New York

Kim Pagotto Partner Washington, DC

Kim Pagotto
Partner
Washington, DC

Karen Scanna Partner New York

Karen Scanna
Partner
New York

Hala M. Sibay Special Counsel Washington, DC

Hala M. Sibay
Special Counsel
Washington, DC

Ira K. Teicher Partner Miami

Ira K. Teicher
Partner
Miami

Kenneth H. Theil Senior Attorney New York

Kenneth H. Theil
Senior Attorney
New York

Jon S. Ziefert Special Counsel Los Angeles
New York

Jon S. Ziefert
Special Counsel
Los Angeles
New York