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Law firm Abrams Fensterman takes 23,000 s/f at Forest City’s One Metro Tech Center

Law firm Abrams Fensterman has taken 23,000 s/f at Forest City’s One Metro Tech Center in downtown Brooklyn.

Abrams Fensterman, which specializes in land use and zoning litigation, will occupy the building’s 17th floor. The newly constructed office, which opened today, will house 22 lawyers and 16 support staff from the company’s four locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Forest City declined to divulge the terms of the lease.

“With business growth putting Brooklyn at the center of national advances in innovative technology, food manufacturing, the real estate and restaurant industries, the arts, film and television, architecture, applied design and the performing arts, we have watched our Brooklyn practice expand exponentially,” said Howard Fensterman, the firm’s managing partner.

“As the largest law firm in the borough, Abrams Fensterman has the perfect combination of sophisticated legal minds, knowledge of the local and political landscape, and the celebrated Brooklyn-grit to help our clients succeed commercially and with their personal matters.”

One Metro Tech Center, which was contains 937,000 s/f of office space, is home to tenants such as JP Morgan Chase, the National Grid and 3-D printing company MakerBot. The property was built through a public-private partnership between Forest City Ratner Companies and the city of New York.

The building is part of an office campus that contains 11 buildings and 3.7 million s/f of space. Forest City won the right to develop Metro Tech Center in 1988. One Metro Tech Center was completed three years after. The last tower built in the complex was 12 Metro Tech Center, which was completed in 2004.

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