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  • 1633-broadway

    1633 Broadway and Mark Weiss

    On the heels of their big deal with Warner Music Group, Beacon Capital Partners and Paramount Group are closing in on a 20-year renewal for law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman at Paramount Plaza.

    The law firm has already spent two decades at the 225,000-square-foot space inside the 48-story, 2.53 million-square-foot tower at 1633 Broadway, between West 50th and West 51st streets. It plans to reduce its space by 25,000 square feet among the 20th through 24th floors. Asking rents at the space start in the $70s per square foot.  [more]

  • Alphonse Fletcher Jr. and the Dakota

    A New York state judge has allowed the lawyers representing hedge fund manager Alphonse Fletcher Jr. to officially withdraw his lawsuit against the Dakota co-op board, the Wall Street Journal reported.In late October, the law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman asked the court to drop Fletcher’s discrimination case, citing non-payment. [more]

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  • Alphonse Fletcher Jr. and the Dakota

    Hedge-fund manager Alphonse Fletcher Jr.’s race discrimination lawsuit against the Dakota has hit a major setback that could put the case on ice, according to the Wall Street Journal. The law firm Fletcher hired to represent him, Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, has asked the court to withdraw the case, due to “non-payment of very substantial legal fees.”

    Fletcher sued the historic Central Park West building after the co-op board rejected his attempt to purchase the apartment neighboring his own in 2010. He claimed that the board discriminated against him because he is African-American. The co-op board fired back that his bid contained “red flags,” suggesting he could not afford the unit. [more]