Romer Debbas, LLP, a recognized authority in the field of real estate law and New York City’s largest residential real estate practice, announces the expansion of the firm’s headquarters at 275 Madison Avenue to span the entire 8th floor. James Wenk, Kirill D. Azovtsev, Allison Buck and Alex Redlus of Savills are responsible for the successful transaction as well as the seven-year extension of the firm’s current lease.
Earlier this month, award-winning New York City residential real estate firm Katz & Matz P.C. joined Romer Debbas. Together in 2021, the firms closed approximately 1,900 residential purchase/sale transactions for individual clients and approximately 1,400 residential loan transactions on behalf of various lending institutions.
With an aligned ethos and dedication to specialized representation by tenured practitioners, the 35-lawyer firm will operate under Romer Debbas and extend service to all legal matters, including residential, commercial, landlord/tenant, and trusts and estates. The firm is led by Managing Partners Michael J. Romer and Pierre E. Debbas.
“Savills is honored to be a part of Romer Debbas’s continued growth and success,” said Kirill D. Azovtsev, Executive Managing Director, Savills. “We have enjoyed the opportunity to both represent and collaborate with the firm on multiple transactions throughout the years. This expansion and lease renewal at 275 Madison Avenue underscores the partners’ commitment to New York City real estate and their enthusiasm for our market.”
Dubbed the Shadowless Skyscraper, 275 Madison Avenue was completed in 1931 and designed by architect Kenneth Franzheim. The building, which was designated a New York City landmark in 2009, is owned by RPW Group, Robert Weisz, and Andrew Weisz. Romer Debbas’s newly acquired space will be renovated to meet the high-end standards upheld by the landlord and valued by its long-term tenants.
Michael J. Romer has extensive experience in the areas of real estate and general business law, concentrating on the purchase and sale of New York City commercial and residential real estate, commercial leasing, real estate related financing matters, representation of cooperative and condominium boards, foreign investors, and small businesses. In addition, he has a long history of representing prominent financial institutions in commercial and residential lending transactions, including some of the most exclusive private banks and wealth management divisions in the country. Mr. Romer is consistently recognized for his achievements, most recently among Super Lawyers and as a Newsmaker Futurist.
Pierre E. Debbas focuses on the purchase and sale of commercial and residential real estate in New York City, commercial leasing, real estate related financing matters, representation of cooperative and condominium boards, foreign investors, and small businesses. Over the course of his career, Mr. Debbas has been involved in thousands of real estate transactions and is instrumental in his firm’s annual ranking as one of the top transactional firms based on volume of transactions closed in New York City.
About Romer Debbas, LLP
Romer Debbas, LLP boasts New York City’s largest residential real estate practice, uniquely focusing on all real estate matters for clients in local, national, and international markets. Led by Managing Partners Michael J. Romer and Pierre E. Debbas, the annually ranked top firm prioritizes highly specialized, client-centered representation with a practice that also extends to include Corporate and Business Law, Immigration, Litigation, Bankruptcy, Taxation, Trusts, and Estates. For more information, please visit www.romerdebbas.com.
Savills helps organizations find the right solutions that ensure employee success. Sharply skilled and fiercely dedicated, the firm’s integrated teams of consultants and brokers are experts in better real estate. With services in tenant representation, workforce and incentives strategy, workplace strategy and occupant experience, project management, and capital markets, Savills has elevated the potential of workplaces around the corner, and around the world, for 160 years and counting. For more information, please visit www.savills.us.