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Law firm leases 125,000 s/f at 50 Rockefeller Plaza

50 Rockefeller Plaza

Katten a has signed a long-term lease for approximately 125,000 s/f of office space at 50 Rockefeller Plaza located in Midtown Manhattan.

Beginning in spring 2022, Katten will occupy five floors in the 15-story building located near the legendary Radio City Music Hall, the storied NBC Studios, the popular Top of the Rock Observation Deck and the famed Rink at Rockefeller Center.

“The move to a new office space in New York’s iconic Rockefeller Center is very exciting and will be another attractive aspect of Katten New York that helps us draw and retain top talent,” said Chris DiAngelo, managing partner of Katten’s New York office.

“This relocation also will offer our attorneys, staff and clients a high-quality work environment at a premier destination.”

Built in the 1930s, 50 Rockefeller Plaza is an Art Deco-style structure formerly known as the Associated Press Building, housing the news agency’s headquarters for decades.

As a new tenant of Tishman Speyer’s, all Katten employees will have access to ZO, its suite of amenities and services for all those who work at its buildings throughout the world.

Katten’s New York office will be the firm’s second location to offer the assortment of ZO amenities. As landlord of Katten’s Chicago headquarters, Tishman Speyer has provided firm employees there with the exclusive tenant amenities package.

Katten expanded its New York presence in 2002 when it merged with Rosenman & Colin LLP. The firm’s New York office, currently at 575 Madison Avenue, has more than 200 attorneys and is Katten’s second largest location behind Chicago.

Katten was represented in the transaction by its partners Scott M. Vetri and Andrew L. Jagoda, Chief Administrative Officer Daphne V. Pendleton, former counsel Andrew C. Wu and associate Scott A. Hovanyetz, as well as Cushman & Wakefield’s Executive Vice Chairman John Cefaly, Executive Vice Chairman Robert Lowe, Executive Managing Director Jon Herman and broker Evan Algier.

Tishman Speyer was represented in house.

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