NEW YORK (December 6, 2004) – Since opening its New York office two years ago, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP has outgrown its space in the Citicorp Center, having more than doubled the number of attorneys who are located there. Consequently, Sutherland, with its largest offices located in Atlanta and Washington, DC, will relocate its New York office to a new space in the Grace Building on December 6, 2004.
The new location, at 1114 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue at 42nd), will enable the office to continue its growth. At the time of the move, the firm will maintain half of the 40th floor of the building. In two years, it will be able to take the remainder of the floor, providing space for approximately 40 lawyers.
Currently, the New York office is home to a variety of the firm's practice groups and 12 attorneys.
In our Financial Services Group, Eric Fenichel, who was one of the firm's original New York Partners, will continue his corporate finance practice based out of the new office. Tess Weil came to us as a Counsel and will continue her practice focused on structured products and derivatives. She is assisted by Miki Navazio, an Associate who also recently joined the firm.
Chris Nicholas, a former associate general counsel at Met Life, has joined the firm as Of Counsel, and will work with Associate Eric Freed in structuring mutual funds and insurance products. Chuck Locke and Steve Herbert continue their association with us as Counsels, focusing on insurance regulatory issues. They also practice under the name of Locke & Herbert.
Associates Amy Hass and Larry Dany, both with the firm's Litigation Group, have moved their securities enforcement practices from Atlanta to New York.
Eric Sidman, a Counsel, and Bob Copps, an Associate, who were also part of the team that opened the New York practice, lead the New York office's Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Practice.
In our Tax Group, Bill Bradley, a Partner, focuses his practice in tax and tax controversies, with a particular emphasis on timberland transactions. Counsel Wally Hellerstein, a nationally recognized authority in state and local tax, will practice principally out of New York when he completes his teaching duties at the University of Georgia. John Hynes has joined from the Washington office as an Associate and will focus his practice on international tax issues. In addition, Marc Simonetti, who was previously at from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, joined the firm as an Associate, with a particular emphasis on the state and local tax area.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation's largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to more than 400 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington. For further information about the firm, please visit sutherland.com.