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Law firm Goetz Fitzpatrick Inks 17,600 SF Lease at 1 Penn Plaza

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Law firm Goetz Fitzpatrick has signed 12-year renewal and expansion at 1 Penn Plaza, The Commercial Observer has learned.

The construction and commercial litigation firm moves from its 13,000-square-foot space on the 44th floor to 17,600 square feet on the 31st floor as part of the firm’s ongoing growth plan.

The firm has been in the building, owned and operated by New York-based real estate investment trust Vornado Realty Trust, since the 1970’s, brokers said.

“The Firm’s practice areas are all doing well, which supports their recent growth,” said Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Mark Weiss, who represented the law firm with Robert Eisenberg.  “It’s a great building and there’s a long history there between the tenant and the landlord.” Read More

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Law Firm Fabiani Cohen & Hall LLP Renews and Expands at 570 Lexington Avenue

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Construction and insurance litigation firm Fabiani Cohen & Hall LLP has signed a renewal and expansion for 24,000 square feet of space at 570 Lexington Avenue, The Commercial Observer has learned.

The firm will retain the 4th floor and expand into and 3rd floor, sources familiar with the deal said.

Mark Weiss, a vice president at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, represented the tenant with Robert Silver and Robert Eisenberg.  The brokers declined comment. Read More

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In Law Firm Switch, Ropes & Gray Sublease to Grais & Ellsworth

1211 Avenue of the Americas.

The law firm Ropes & Gray has completed a deal to sublease one of its floors at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, the large midtown office tower where it has its New York headquarters.

Ropes & Gray is subleasing the building’s 41,500-square-foot 32nd floor to the law firm Grais & Ellsworth for seven years. Asking rent for the space was in the $50s per square foot. Read More