Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. is providing comprehensive legal services for the renovation of the Ford Foundation Building, the landmark 12-story office tower encircling a 170-foot
atrium at 320 East 43rd Street.
Designed by renowned architects Eamonn Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo and completed in 1968, the building features an extraordinary greenhouse atrium with openair balconies. The atrium and the exterior of the building were designated as landmarks in 1997. The two-year renovation will reposition the building to provide open workspaces while updating all building systems to current code.
Robert M. Kessler, member of Rosenberg & Estis, with the assistance of other firm attorneys, drafted, negotiated and/or advised on a wide variety of contracts that the Ford Foundation has entered into or may enter into with the architect, engineers, construction manager, real estate brokers, a property manager, an owner’s representative and other consultants.
Separately, Chris Nicosia, Of Counsel to Rosenberg & Estis, negotiated the foundation’s lease at 1440 Broadway for temporary space during the renovation. In addition, Frank Chaney, Of Counsel, provided advice on necessary approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
“This is a complex, multi-tiered project that requires a host of different contracts, approvals and legal support,” Kessler said. “By tapping into its full scope of services Rosenberg & Estis was able to help the Ford Foundation advance the renovation.”
About Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
Founded in 1975, Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. is widely recognized as one of New York City’s pre-eminent real estate law firms. Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. represents clients in all aspects of real estate development, transactions, financing, litigation, rent regulation and governmental affairs.