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Frankfurt Kurnit’s New York Office Moves Downtown
- Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC announced that it has moved its New York office to 28 Liberty Street in downtown Manhattan.
With more than 90 attorneys in New York and Los Angeles, the firm took new space – after more than four decades on Madison Avenue in Midtown – to plan for the continued growth of the firm and to create a modern, technologically advanced space to best serve the needs of its clients.
"We've built out a modern, state-of-the-art space in one of the Financial District's most famous landmark buildings," said Frankfurt Kurnit Managing Partner Jeffrey A. Greenbaum. "It's going to be a great home for our New York office for many years to come.”
The firm chose 28 Liberty Street, which is the former One Chase Manhattan Plaza Building, after an extensive, multi-year search. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and sitting on a two acre plot, the building’s plaza was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2008. The firm was advised by Cushman & Wakefield Vice Chairman Mitchell Barnett and Executive Managing Director Barry Zeller.
“28 Liberty’s large 1960s-era open floorplates provided us with the freedom to create stunning collaboration spaces in a great downtown location with convenient subway and ferry access everywhere in the City,” said Entertainment Partner Amy Nickin, who managed the firm’s move and the design of its new offices. The firm’s new space was designed by Gensler, the global design and architecture firm, led by Principal Laurent Lisimachio and Design Director Juliette Poussot.
“Fosun’s comprehensive redevelopment of 28 Liberty has made it an ideal space-use solution for Frankfurt Kurnit,” said Thomas Costanzo, managing director of leasing for Fosun. “The property enables tenants to benefit from Lower Manhattan’s numerous amenities and transportation options while providing an enhanced workplace experience to help attract and retain employees.”
About Frankfurt Kurnit
Long recognized as a leading media, entertainment, and advertising law firm, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz, PC, provides the highest quality legal services to clients in a wide range of industries and disciplines. With more than 90 lawyers in New York and Los Angeles, the firm now represents a diverse group of clients, from Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, charitable organizations, and law firms to celebrities, artists, and individuals working in many fields. In addition to working with clients on transactional and litigation-related entertainment, sports, advertising, and intellectual property matters, Frankfurt Kurnit has leading practices in commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, corporate and tax law, trusts and estates, privacy and data security, legal ethics, and real estate. By combining deep industry knowledge across a diverse group of lawyers and practice groups, Frankfurt Kurnit brings a unique, client-focused approach to helping clients achieve their goals, whether resolving a dispute, getting the deal done, or just planning for the future.
Fosun International Limited is a family-focused multinational company that has been listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00656:HK) since 2007. Founded in 1992, Fosun's total assets were worth RMB638.9 billion (c.US$ 93.1 billion) as of 31 December 2018. With its roots in China, and through technology and innovation, Fosun's mission is to create customer-to-maker (C2M) ecosystems in health, happiness and wealth, providing high-quality products and services for families around the world.
About Fosun Hive Holdings
Fosun Hive Holdings is the property investment and management platform of Fosun Group. Fosun Hive Holdings holds a number of development and operation entities including Forte, Star Capital, Sunyu Capital, Stater Capital, Sungin Capital, IDERA, Sunvision, Star Castle, Resource Property and Oriental Merchant to provide comprehensive service to meet development and construction demand for urban upgrades in China. In 2013, Fosun Hive Holdings acquired its position as a leading globalized property investment and development enterprise in China having exposure in 26 cities across China with assets under management reaching RMB 140 billion. Globally, Fosun Hive Holdings is set to focus on property development, landmark building, and asset management company acquisition. It is also well connected with insurance capital to ensure its presence in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong & Europe. For more information: www.fosunhive.com
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 51,000 employees in 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2018, the firm had revenue of $8.2 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 48 locations and more than 6,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful. For more information, visit www.gensler.com.