Offices of Moritt Hock & Hamroff at 400 Garden City Plaza, Long Island (NYLJ/Rick Kopstein)
The law firms of Goldberg Segalla and Moritt Hock & Hamroff have expanded their offices at The Treeline Companies’ Garden City Plaza complex in Long Island. The complex has four individual multi-level building called 100, 200, 300 and 400 Garden City Plaza, located adjacent to Roosevelt Field Mall.
Buffalo-based Goldberg Segalla has expanded several times since the opening of its Garden City office in 2011 (NYLJ, Nov. 23, 2011). Next week, the firm will shift its office within the complex to 200 Garden City Plaza from the 100 building where it has been a tenant since the firm’s opening. The move will allow Goldberg to lease more space, an additional 5,619 square feet, for a total of 20,233 square feet.
The 200 building can “better accommodate our vision for future growth” for the remainder of the lease at Garden City Plaza, said Richard Cohen, managing partner and a founding partner, in Buffalo. The original eight-year lease was slightly adjusted.
The expansion was internally negotiated by Bruce Hoover, of counsel at Goldberg Segalla, in Buffalo, and a former partner.
Dara Coope, senior vice president and general counsel at Treeline, internally handled the lease.
The asking rate at 200 Garden City Plaza is $28 per square foot plus electric. Occupancy is at 95 percent.
According to The National Law Journal, an affiliate of the New York Law Journal, Goldberg Segalla was the “fourth fastest growing large law firm in country” in 2012, Cohen said. Goldberg Segalla “grew even more in 2013 than in 2012″ and projects that the firm will continue to grow organically, he added.
Founded in 2001, Goldberg Segalla specializes in dispute resolution across a variety of disciplines and has more than 180 attorneys, including 25 lawyers based in Garden City. The firm has 12 offices, including locations in Chicago, Hartford, Philadelphia, Princeton and London. In December, the firm announced the expansion of its New York City office in conjunction with a relocation to 600 Lexington Ave. (NYLJ, Dec. 11, 2013).
Morrit Hock & Hamroff has been a tenant of The Treeline Companies since 1995. The firm has recently expanded its presence by 4,224 square feet at 400 Garden City Plaza, filling a large portion of the second floor, nearly 26,000 square feet.
The expansion is a response to Moritt Hock’s “growing practices” in core service areas, said partner Gary Hisiger. “The firm is busy across all practice areas, specifically in the areas of patents, litigation and corporate,” he added.
Hisiger was also Moritt Hock’s in-house counsel and advised the firm on the expansion.
Treeline’s Coope again represented the landlord in connection with Moritt’s expansion.
The asking rate at the 400 Garden City Plaza, a class-A office building, is $30 per square foot plus electricity. The property is 96 percent leased. Tenants have access to conference facilities, full-service cafeteria and concierge services.
Moritt Hock, which provides a wide range of legal services to businesses, corporations and individuals, opened the Garden City office in 1980. The additional space will benefit newly admitted attorneys plus accommodate the addition of attorneys in developing practices, such as intellectual property/patents, litigation, real estate and corporate, Hisiger added.
Moritt Hock has 57 attorneys, including 49 lawyers based in Garden City. The firm expects to hire three more attorneys by the end of the year. Its Manhattan office, which opened in 2011, has grown its corporate, tax and securities practices.
Treeline, founded in 1985, is owner and developer of properties across New York City’s five boroughs and the metro area, including more than 2 million square feet of office space.
Treeline’s Kraig Silver, executive vice president, brokered the leases for the landlord and Moritt Hock.
Daniel Oliver and Kyle Ciminelli, managing directors at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, acted on behalf of Goldberg Segalla.
Google Inc. has added 17,658 square feet to its New York City headquarters at 75 Ninth Ave., in Chelsea Market. The international tech giant has amassed more than 300,000 square feet at the landmark building owned by Jamestown Properties.
The 1.2 million-square-foot, mixed-used property is a block-wide and block-long structure located between 15th and 16th streets, in the Meatpacking District.
Robert Sorin, a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and associates Michael Werner and Anthony Shaskus, represented Google on the expansion.
Joanne Franzel, of counsel at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and associate Krista Patterson, represented the landlord.
The parties declined to confirm the length of the lease which was reported at seven years and to comment on the expansion.
Google has expanded its operations at Chelsea Market, on several occasions within the past year, and according to a report in The Real Deal, is paying in the mid-$60s per square foot for the space.
Incorporated in 1998, Google has about 70 offices across 40 countries. Several years ago, Google purchased 111 Eighth Ave., estimated at $1.9 million (NYLJ, Dec. 29, 2010).
Established in 1983, Atlanta-based Jamestown has a portfolio of more than 80 properties consisting of over 25 million square feet. The real estate investment and management company also has offices in Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and has an international affiliate in Germany, according to its website.
The historic brick Chelsea Market, once home to the National Biscuit Company, is also home to The Food Network and Oxygen Media.
CBRE’s David Hollander, executive vice president and Ken Rapp, vice chairman, in brokerage; and Douglas Lehman, senior vice president, and Christopher Corrinet, vice president, in the consulting group, handled the lease for Google.
David Falk, president New York tri-state region, at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank handled the lease on behalf of Jamestown.
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