Houston-based Susman Godfrey LLP, one of the nation’s leading boutique law firms specializing in big stakes commercial litigation, with offices in Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York, will move to its new and larger Manhattan office at 560 Lexington Avenue by the end of the year.
The law firm has signed a ten-year, 16,325-square-foot lease to occupy the entire 15th floor of the 22-story Rudin Management Company owned building. Susman Godfrey has engaged Gensler architect Edward Folse to design its space, according to international commercial real estate firm Studley.
Studley’s Jarod Stern and Brad Wolk represented Susman Godfrey in the long-term transaction.
“Only four years after opening its New York office, Susman made this long-term commitment to accommodate its rapidly growing New York office,” said Mr. Stern, “and remaining in Midtown was a top priority. The firm was also attracted by the quality of the landlord—an issue that has gained in prominence of late.”
The Susman office overlooks St. Bart’s Cathedral and offers panoramic views of Park Avenue. The eastern vista gives an unobstructed view south down Lexington Avenue.
Rudin Management Company was represented in-house by Rob Steinman and Tom Keating.
Eric Menkes Esq. and Joshua Wade Esq. from Duval & Stachenfeld LLP represented the tenant, and Britta Thornquist Esq. of Goldfarb & Fleece acted on behalf of the landlord.
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