Corporate Real Estate

Our team focuses on real estate and related matters for sophisticated end-users of commercial space, often acting as coordinating counsel to support the management of national real estate portfolios.

Our corporate clients trust us to be their primary outside real estate counsel, realizing the benefits of a long-term strategic relationship with a single legal services provider. These benefits include: increased operational, management and cost efficiencies; enhanced business and industry knowledge and opportunities and risk management; and true synergy with the client’s culture, work environment and objectives.

Areas of Focus

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Build-to-Suit Transactions
  • Construction
  • Corporate Relocations
  • Due Diligence Projects to Support M&A
  • Employment Matters
  • Facilities Management/Operations
  • Financing
  • Headquarters Transactions
  • Leasing
  • Outsourcing
  • Plant Closings and Reductions
  • Sale/Leasebacks
  • Sustainability and Environmental Issues
  • Site Selection/Incentives

Experience

  • JetBlue, an American airline headquartered in New York, in securing incentives and grants from New York City and New York State, including an exclusive arrangement to utilize the “I Love NY” trademark, regarding the relocation of its headquarters to Long Island City.
  • Verizon, a telecommunications company, in its sale of over $650 million in membership interests in a sale-leaseback of real property and office buildings located in Basking Ridge, NJ. Verizon entered into a simultaneous 20-year lease for the property, as tenant.
  • Pfizer, one of the world's premier biopharmaceutical companies, as primary national counsel for all of its U.S. real estate needs, 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.
  • Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in IT and networking, as one of two real estate counsel, for all real estate needs in the United States, including dispositions, acquisitions, leasing and subleasing, finance, litigation and property management efforts.
  • Chanel, Inc., an international retailer, the tenant, in the 200,000 square foot lease in a trophy building in midtown Manhattan. The headquarters lease involved renewing, expanding and modernizing the 30-year-old lease of office space, event rooms and showrooms.
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Lawyers In This Group


NAME TITLE OFFICE
Elizabeth M. Akerman Associate New York

Elizabeth M. Akerman
Associate
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

Eugene P. Balshem Partner Miami

Eugene P. Balshem
Partner
Miami

Leonard Boxer Partner New York

Leonard Boxer
Partner
New York

Stephen A. Brown Associate New York

Stephen A. Brown
Associate
New York

Mary J. Cooke Associate New York

Mary J. Cooke
Associate
New York

Brian Diamond Partner New York

Brian Diamond
Partner
New York

Danielle A. Grunwald Associate New York

Danielle A. Grunwald
Associate
New York

Evan Hudson Partner New York

Evan Hudson
Partner
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

John-Paul Ovadia Associate Miami

John-Paul Ovadia
Associate
Miami

Kim Pagotto Partner Washington, DC

Kim Pagotto
Partner
Washington, DC

Zachary S. Perron Associate New York

Zachary S. Perron
Associate
New York

Nicholas S. Richard Associate New York

Nicholas S. Richard
Associate
New York

Hala M. Sibay Special Counsel Washington, DC

Hala M. Sibay
Special Counsel
Washington, DC

Justin R. Steinmark Special Counsel Miami

Justin R. Steinmark
Special Counsel
Miami

Ira K. Teicher Partner Miami

Ira K. Teicher
Partner
Miami

Margot J. Wainger Associate Miami

Margot J. Wainger
Associate
Miami

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