Commercial Leasing

Our national and local commercial leasing teams are widely known for their broad market perspective and creative problem-solving capabilities, advising both landlords and tenants across a range of industry sectors. Our clients include national and local building owners, investors, asset managers, as well as multi-national companies, associations and educational institutions.

Understanding prevailing market conditions, having excellent relationships with market participants and regularly representing both landlords and tenants provide us with a balanced and business-oriented perspective that enables us to get deals done in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our experience with construction contracts, architect’s agreements and other design professional agreements, as well as with governmental incentive programs, paves the way for us to seamlessly take a landlord or a tenant from term sheet to move-in.

Members of our team are some of the leading commercial leasing lawyers in the country and includes experienced staff lawyers and special counsel whose in-depth leasing experience enables us to finalize transactions with maximum efficiency in a cost-effective manner, while maintaining consistency and excellence in the quality of the work product.

Areas of Focus

  • Build-to-Suit
  • Data Centers
  • Government/GSA
  • Ground Leases
  • Ground-up Development
  • Industrial/Warehouse
  • Leasehold Condominiums
  • Office
  • Retail and Restaurant
  • Sale-Leaseback
  • Other Specialty

Experience

Tenant representation includes:

  • Pfizer, Inc. acting as national real estate counsel with all types of real estate transactions including: a 20 year, 800,000 square foot office lease in the new Hudson Yards tower The Spiral, in New York City. The Spiral will serve as the new global headquarters for Pfizer.
  • Saks and Company in four simultaneous leases of 400,000 square feet of office space and 140,000 square feet of retail space in downtown New York City.
  • Cisco Systems in all types of real estate, including: a $157 million sale and leaseback of an eight-building portion of its headquarters campus in San Jose, CA; and numerous space leases and amendments across the country.
  • Revlon in the negotiation of its multi-floor headquarters lease at One New York Plaza.

Landlord representation includes:

  • Beacon Capital Partners in ongoing leasing work including 115,000 square foot, 15-year lease with MedStar Health for an outpatient surgical center in downtown D.C.; and multiple leases at 601 New Jersey Avenue in the Capital Hill submarket, including Amazon, Leavitt Partners, One Medical, Summit and AT&T.
  • Minskoff Equities in its leasing program of approximately 400,000 square feet of office, educational and retail space at 51 Astor Place, including office tenants such as IBM, CVS and Shake Shack.
  • Columbia Property Trust, Inc. in ongoing leasing work including two leases with WeWork in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco; and numerous other office and retail leases across the country.
  • Skanska USA including focusing on the initial leasing of ground-up development, including: a 114,000 square foot, 16-year lease with a leading international law firm in Washington, D.C.; and the leasing of 99 M Street.
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Lawyers 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

Evan D. Babcock Associate New York

Evan D. Babcock
Associate
New York

Jack Bart Partner New York

Jack Bart
Partner
New York

Leonard Boxer Partner New York

Leonard Boxer
Partner
New York

Jonathan A. Cohen Special Counsel New York
Washington, DC

Jonathan A. Cohen
Special Counsel
New York
Washington, DC

Mary J. Cooke Associate New York

Mary J. Cooke
Associate
New York

Marc Hurel Partner New York

Marc Hurel
Partner
New York

Ankush R. Israni Associate Los Angeles

Ankush R. Israni
Associate
Los Angeles

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

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

Joseph Kornbluh Associate New York

Joseph Kornbluh
Associate
New York

Ronald A. Kriss Of Counsel Miami

Ronald A. Kriss
Of Counsel
Miami

Benjamin M. Lee Associate Washington, DC

Benjamin M. Lee
Associate
Washington, DC

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

John-Paul Ovadia Associate Miami

John-Paul Ovadia
Associate
Miami

Kim Pagotto Partner Washington, DC

Kim Pagotto
Partner
Washington, DC

Nicholas S. Richard Associate New York

Nicholas S. Richard
Associate
New York

Debra R. Sapp Associate New York

Debra R. Sapp
Associate
New York

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

Austin O. Wilkins* Associate Miami

Austin O. Wilkins*
Associate
Miami

Jon S. Ziefert Special Counsel Los Angeles
New York

Jon S. Ziefert
Special Counsel
Los Angeles
New York