Press Release
February 25, 2019

Holland & Knight Expands New York Real Estate Practice with Six-Lawyer Team

NEW YORK (February 25, 2019) – A group of six attorneys who focus on commercial real estate leasing have joined Holland & Knight's New York office. The team includes Partners Noah Shapiro, Russ Rabinovich and Lauren Margiano, Senior Counsel Siobhan Green, and Associates Abigail Pugliese and Jennifer Haberman. All previously practiced at Haynes and Boone in New York.

The group represents both landlords and tenants in all aspects of their retail, office and restaurant lease negotiations. They are routinely involved in the largest and most high-profile leasing transactions that take place each year in New York City. Their clients include many of the major players in the real estate industry, including SL Green Realty Corp., L&L Holding Company, Brookfield Office Properties and Fisher Brothers.

"We are delighted that Noah, Russ and Lauren have brought their blue-chip commercial real estate leasing practice to Holland & Knight," said Joe Guay, the leader of the firm's national Real Estate Section. "The addition of this outstanding group of lawyers further expands the services that our New York real estate practice can offer clients, as well as enhances our reputation in this key market."

"Obtaining a significant commercial leasing practice such as Noah, Russ and Lauren's has been a strategic priority for some time," said Stuart Saft, the leader of Holland & Knight's New York Real Estate Practice Group. "Their practice complements our existing strengths and will be an important driver of our future growth."

"Holland & Knight has one of the premier real estate practices nationally and in New York," said Mr. Shapiro. "Russ, Lauren and I believe our clients will benefit from the firm's extensive real estate capabilities, particularly in the areas of real estate, condominiums, land use and construction."

With more than 300 lawyers and professionals nationally, Holland & Knight's Real Estate Section is one of the largest of any U.S. law firm. U.S. News – Best Lawyers named Holland & Knight the "2017 Law Firm of the Year" in real estate law.

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