DLA Piper is pleased to announce that the firm has signed a Lease Amendment with Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. to include an extension as well as re-stacking and significant modifications to its New York office located at 1251 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan.
The firm will undertake phased renovations and new construction to be completed prior to the end of 2019, and will have 200,000 s/f of space.
Located in the heart of Midtown, 1251 Avenue of the Americas has served as a base for DLA Piper’s New York office for 20 years. The firm is pleased to be staying in the same building in contiguous space through 2035. The New York office is DLA Piper’s largest US office, which supports significant firm operations and serves as a gateway to the firm’s legal services around the world.
“We are pleased with the opportunity to remain at 1251 Avenue of the Americas – centrally located in Midtown for our people and our clients – and are looking forward to building new, state-of-the-art law firm office space to support the firm’s local and global operations, growth and development,” said Heidi Levine, co-managing partner of DLA Piper’s New York office.
“It is particularly satisfying for us to be able to design and build a new and highly efficient, modern office environment in which to serve our clients – with minimal disruption to on-going firm operations,” said Richard Hans, also co-managing partner of the firm’s New York office.
DLA Piper was represented in the transaction by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (Moshe Sukenik and Brian Cohen).
The lawyers in DLA Piper’s New York office work in a broad range of practices and sectors, including real estate, finance, financial services, restructuring, corporate and securities, litigation, private equity, intellectual property, labor and employment, venture capital and emerging companies, and tax.