Law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner, known for its formidable litigation practice, will move from its current location at 575 Lexington Avenue in Midtown East to 55 Hudson Yards, where it has signed a lease for 83,000 square feet across three floors.
The law firm, led by Chairman David Boies and Managing Partners Jonathan Schiller and Don Flexner, is expected to move into its new location on the Far West Side in 2018, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the story.
“We are excited to be relocating our New York office to one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city,” Mr. Schiller said in a press release. “Fifty Five Hudson Yards is a perfect fit for our firm. The building’s strong and bold design is consistent with our firm’s positioning, and the new headquarters will allow us to offer a contemporary, light-filled office environment to our employees.”
Avison Young’s Arthur Mirante, Bill Morris and Greg Kraut represented the tenant in negotiations. A spokesman for Avison Young did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the building’s asking rents.
CBRE’s Howard Fiddle and Related’s Stephen Winter represented the building’s ownership.
“Boies, Schiller & Flexner has a well-earned reputation as a forward thinking and innovative law practice and their move to Hudson Yards is emblematic of the entrepreneurial culture David Boies, Jonathan Schiller and Donald Flexner have created,” said L. Jay Cross, the president of Related Hudson Yards, in a statement. “Their new space at 55 Hudson Yards will allow them to not only create a modern environment that better reflects their office culture, but it will also offer them convenient transportation access and a park-front location.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner’s lease is the first at the 51-story 55 Hudson Yards property, which is being developed by Related Companies, Mitsui Fudosan America (MFA) and Oxford Properties Group. The building includes 1.3 million square feet of space and was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.