Lanier Law Firm Expands at Tower 56


images (6)Houston-based law firm Lanier Law Firm will be renewing and expanding its lease in Midtown, brokers told The Commercial Observer.

Currently operating out of a 12,147-square-foot space spanning the entire sixth and seventh floors at 126 East 56th Street, otherwise known as Tower 56, the firm will occupy the eighth floor and increase its foothold to 18,223 square feet.

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Though the firm is based out of Houston with another location in Los Angeles, the New York office focuses on intellectual property cases and high-stakes courtroom litigation, namely within the pharmaceutical industry.

“Tower 56 is a great fit for Lanier, evidenced by the law firm’s interest to expand for the second time in the building in nearly 10 years,” said Harry Blair, a senior director of Cushman & Wakefield (CWK).

“The building continues to retain top-quality tenants such as Lanier and attract new tenants that are in search of high-quality space with a Plaza District address,” Mr. Blair added.

The new lease will mark its second expansion in the building since it initially took space in 2004.

Mr. Blair was joined by his colleague Sean Kearns as the exclusive leasing agent for Pearlmark Real Estate Partners‘s building. Lanier Law Firm brought on a team from CBRE consisting of Silvio Petrillo, Ben Friedland, and Sam Seiler to represent them.

Spanning 30 stories, the building at 126 East 56th Street recently underwent a capital improvement program designed by architecture firm Moed de Armas & Shannon. The program streamlined the lobby and updated the elevators.

The building still has some availability with offices ranging from partial 1,200 square foot spaces to full floor 5,600 square foot spaces.