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Entertainment Law Firm Leaving Midtown East Digs for FiDi


Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz, a law firm specializing in entertainment, advertising, technology, etc., has leased 57,000 square feet at 28 Liberty Street at William Street. The firm will relocate from 488 Madison Avenue between East 51st and East 52nd Streets in Midtown East.

The 40-plus-year-old firm will occupy the 35th and 36th floors at 28 Liberty, formerly known as One Chase Manhattan Plaza, according to The Real Deal, which broke the news of the deal. The asking rent was in the mid-$60s per square foot, TRD indicated. The length of the lease wasn’t immediately available.

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Cushman & Wakefield (CWK)’s Mitchell Barnett and Barry Zeller represented Frankfurt Kurnit in the transaction. A C&W spokesman declined to comment. JLL (JLL)’s Peter Riguardi, Mitch Konsker, John Wheeler, Michael Berman, Daniel Turkewitz and Eliza Akers worked on behalf of the landlord, Fosun International, a JLL spokesman said.

Other tenants at the 60-story, 2.2-million-square-foot Class-A office tower include JLL, travel website and the London Stock Exchange Group, which earlier this month nabbed 75,000 square feet on the 57th and 58th floors.