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IN PICTURES: CSG celebrates new 11 Times Square office

CSG, the newest old law firm to open in Manhattan, celebrated its 11 Times Square office with a cocktail party that drew the tower’s owner, SJP founder Steve Pozycki, earlier this month. Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi (CSG) is the new iteration of the powerful New Jersey-based Wolff & Samson, which re-branded last year following the retirement of founding partner, David Samson.

The 45-year-old firm’s managing members – former New Jersey attorney general Jeff Chiesa, Armen Shahinian and Frank Giantomasi – welcomed guests to their 31st floor office, down the hall from SJP’s own space in the skyscraper, and later to the cocktail party held in a full-floor white box space overlooking Times Square.

CSG has been working with some of the biggest names in the tri-state real estate arena for years (including SJP Properties) but has seen such an acceleration in business, it signed a lease for nearly 6,000 s/f at 11 Times Square.

Giantomasi told REW, “11 Times Square will provide us with a beautifully designed and perfectly situated setting to serve our clients in New York and throughout the region.”

CSG managing member Daniel Schwartz added, “The exceptional quality of our work has been known on both sides of the Hudson River for years and, because of that, we’re seeing increased demand from New York-based clients.”

The company currently has 140 lawyers having most recently welcomed five members and a counsel to its team. It’s continuing to recruit as part of a strategic plan to expand its reach while bolstering its existing strength in the areas of real estate, corporate transactions, commercial litigation, private equity and trusts and estates.

Photos by Richard Lewin

Rick Lechtman (Marcus & Millichap), Mitchell Berkey (CSG), and George Robb (Chadwick Capital)
Josh Simon (EBI Consulting) Rick Lechtman (Marcus & Millichap), Lesley Lisser (Invesco Real Estate), Mitchell Berkey (CSG), and Evan Weiss ( LW Hospitality Advisors).
Luz Vanessa Touma (Oppenheimer Funds), Francis Giantomasi (CSG), and Joseph Romano (Accordia Realty Ventures LLD)
123 Claudia Flowers (Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc.), Catherine Wells (CSG), Kathleen Alexander (Sax LLP), and Rose DiMeo (Hampton-Clarke, Inc.).
Daniel Schwartz (CSG), Steve Pozycki (SJP Properties), David Welch (SJP Properties) and Jonathan Schein (Institutional Real Estate, Inc.)
Jeffrey Gussoff (CSG), Mitchell Berkey (CSG), Francis Giantomasi (CSG), Steve Pozycki (SJP Properties), and Lisa John-Basta (CSG).
Paul Dastis (Navigators Management Company), Bob Harris (Langan) and Rob Gascoyne (Matrix)

Kathleen Alexander (Sax LLP), Rose DiMeo (Hampton-Clarke, Inc.) and Adam Derman (CSG)
: Samuel Guss (Red Oak Capital), Mitch Berkey (CSG), George Robb (Chadwick Capital), Ross Pearlson (CSG)
Joseph Romano (Accordia Realty Ventures, LLC), Mitch Berkey (CSG), Jarett Kaplus (Admiral Capital Group), Thomas Casey (Admiral Capital Group)
Samuel Guss (Red Oak Capital), Carl Trop (Next Tier Real Estate Investors), Mitch Berkey (CSG)
Anthony Shropshire (Merrill Lynch), Ed Stevenson (CSG), Armen Shahinian (CSG), Catherine Wells (CSG)





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