California law firm Michelman & Robinson will be moving out of its old offices at 114 W. 47th street for a new, 11,300 square foot office at 800 Third Avenue, it was reported last week.
Scott Brown and Rob Silver, both of Newmark Knight Frank, represented Michelman & Robinson in its 10-year lease at the 40-story, class-A office tower. Ronald Camhi and David Schwartz, both of Michelman & Robinson, also worked on the deal. Richard Brickell and Rich Teichman, both of Joseph P. Day Realty Corporation, represented 800 Third Avenue Associates LLC in the deal.
Michelman & Robinson cited a growing headcount and a strategic location –the office is situated between 49th and 50th streets– behind its reasons for the move out of 114 W. 47th Street, where it subleased space.
Michelman & Robinson launched its office in 2009, with former Duval & Stachenfeld corporate partners Mr. Schwartz, Douglas Morea and Charles Friedman heading the branch. The full-service law firm specializes in business and commercial litigation, real estate and construction law, and trusts and estates, among other concentrations.
“We see our Manhattan office as a strategic location for our firm and a prime market for future growth opportunities,” said Jeep Jensen, chief operatiing officer at Michelman & Robinson, in an email to the New York Law Journal.
The firm is reportedly looking to add up to 10 attorneys to its New York City office, where it already has 14 attorneys on staff. Michelman & Robinson’s largest office is at Los Angeles, where it has 62 attorneys on staff.
The asking rent was $65 per square foot, which was reportedly a higher rent than the one the law firm was paying at its old office.