Law firm Davidoff, Malito & Hutcher LLP renewed its lease for its office at 605 Third Avenue for an additional 17 years, it was announced today.
The full service law and government relations firm will remain on its 34th floor office in the building, sized at 19,882 square feet, in the deal. Davidoff’s previous lease was set to expire in 2014.
As Davidoff, a tenant in the building for over 20 years, wanted to upgrade its space while also renewing its lease, landlord and building owner The Fisher Brothers arranged swing space for the firm on the 25th floor as its 34th floor offices are being refurbished.
“Davidoff needed to upgrade its office space prior to its 2014 lease expiry in order to continue to attract top quality legal talent, create a more efficient work environment for its current employees, and address changes in the workplace for the legal industry,” said Andrew Sachs, an executive director at Cushman & Wakefield who represented Davidoff on the deal, in a prepared statement.
Ben Shapiro and Thomas Citron, also of Cushman & Wakefield, represented Davidoff in the deal alongside Mr. Sachs. Jack Whalen, director of leasing for Fisher Brothers, represented the company in-house.
Davidoff Malito & Hutcher LLP was launched in 1975 by Sid Davidoff and Bob Malito as a full-service practice that handles both legal and lobbying matters. It has offices in New York City, Albany, Washington D.C. and Long Island.
Perhaps Davidoff’s most publicity-friendly attorney is partner Leslie Barbara.
Ms. Barbara gave The NY Post her thoughts on accused (and acquitted) killer Casey Anthony’s earning potential on a book deal, and has represented Michael Lohan, the publicity-starved father of Lindsey Lohan. Ms. Barbara heads the firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law department.