Law Firm Plans Move Across Park Avenue to ‘Seinfeld’ Building
Terence Cullen March 30, 2015, 1:55 p.m.
Fox Rothschild is moving across the street to 48,000 square feet of office space in 101 Park Avenue between East 40th and East 41st Streets with space for the firm to grow, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The law firm inked a 15-year deal for the space right across the street from its current office at 100 Park Avenue.
The building was featured on Seinfeld, when character George Costanza worked for the fictional Kruger Industrial Smoothing, according to several film and TV sites.
Michael Slapo, the managing partner at Fox Rothschild, told the paper the firm had been expanding in the last two years, hiring across the legal spectrum and decided to look for a larger space. More than 40 lawyers are currently based in the New York office, with specialties including land use, real estate, intellectual property and tax law, according to the Fox Rothschild website.
Mark Weiss, a vice chairman at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, represented Fox Rothschild in the deal. Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord, H.J. Kalikow & Company, a spokesman confirmed.
Spokespeople for the brokers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Fox Rothschild will be joining similar businesses in the tower. Owner Peter Kalikow told The Journal many of the tenants are other prominent law firms and finance companies. Information technology company Hitachi Data Systems announced in February it would be taking 24,250 square feet of office space in the building—the entire 10th floor—moving from nearby 90 Park Avenue.
The attorneys will also be moving into one of the most-filmed buildings in the city. The 49-story tower has been featured in The Avengers, The Fisher King and Gremlins 2, according to several film sites.