White and Williams Ditching Penn Plaza for Times Square Digs


White and Williams, a global law firm, is leaving Penn Plaza after signing a sublease in Times Square for its New York City offices.

The firm inked a nine-year deal for 27,488 square feet at 7 Times Square Tower at the corner of Broadway and West 41st Street, according to CoStar data. White and Williams is subleasing the 29th floor office space. Nordes Bank Investment Manager and Boston Properties own the building, which has an official address of 1457 Broadway.

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Asking rent in the deal was not immediately available.

White and Williams moved in mid-November, according to a press release on the company’s website. The Times Square offices will be home to 33 lawyers specializing in areas such as bankruptcy, healthcare and intellectual property. The office has room for up to 50 lawyers, according to the release.

“We have been searching for the right location that will suit the needs of our clients, maintain our culture and provide much needed additional space,” said John Eagan, the managing partner for the New York City office, in prepared remarks.  “Our new location accomplishes each of those goals.”

The 116-year-old law firm left behind its offices at 1 Penn Plaza between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Chris Helgeson, Dirk Hrobsky and Chris Sterling, then with DTZ and now with Cushman & Wakefield, represented White and Williams along with Rob Cellucci and Judson Wambold of Tactix. Randy Abend, Lisa Kiell and Greg McCavera of JLL represented the sublandlord. Brokers on either side of the deal did not immediately return requests for comment via spokesmen.