Phillips Lytle Relocates New York City Office To New York Times Building

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 11:27

Phillips Lytle LLP has relocated its Manhattan office to The New York Times Building, at 620 Eighth Avenue, in New York City. The firm, which was previously located at 437 Madison Avenue in 18,000 square feet of space, is now housed on the 23rd Floor of the Times Building, in 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art offices in the gleaming, 52-story office tower.

This marks the second time in less than three years Phillips Lytle has relocated an office to accommodate its growth. In October 2010, the firm moved its Jamestown office into much larger facilities.  

At the end of this year, the firm will relocate its Buffalo headquarters to the completely redone, former Donovan State Office Building, now called One Canalside, on Washington Street, in the Erie Canal Harbor re-development district. Phillips Lytle will be the building’s anchor tenant, occupying 85,000 square feet of space, on the top four floors of the eight story, 160,000-square-foot structure.

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Asaf Hahami has joined the New York City office of Phillips Lytle LLP. Mr. Hahami focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions,  venture capital and private equity transactions, securities law matters, corporate finance, joint venture transactions, technology licensing and related general corporate and intellectual property matters. He provides legal services to both domestic and foreign clients, including institutional investors and funds, high net worth individuals, public and private companies as well as many start-ups, emerging businesses and entrepreneurs. His expertice includes high-tech, software and mobile development; sports;  telecommunications; healthcare, healthcare technology, personal care and wellness industries; medical device, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries; and the manufacturing industry.

He also has significant experience representing many Israeli-based companies in their U.S. legal matters.

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Phillips Lytle LLP has announced three attorneys from its New York City office have been named to the Metropolitan New York Super Lawyers® list. Special counsel David E. Bronston and partners Eric M. Kraus and Kimberly S. Penner were all named to the prestigious list.

The Metropolitan New York honorees join 51 Phillips Lytle attorneys named to the 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list in August, including 44 from the firm’s Buffalo office and seven from its Rochester office.  Six partners and associates from its Buffalo office were also cited as 2013 Rising Stars.

Mr. Bronston was cited for his work in Communications Law, while Mr. Kraus and Ms. Penner were cited for their work in Civil Litigation Defense and Personal Injury Defense Products, respectively. Mr. Bronston focuses his practice on telecommunications infrastructure and has extensive experience with network licensing and the intersection of telecommunications infrastructure with real estate. He has represented public and private property owners nationwide in license agreements, right of way agreements and other access agreements with telecommunications service providers. He has also represented all types of telecommunications service providers and carriers (with a particular expertise in Distributed Antenna System networks) in negotiating franchise agreements with local governments and obtaining all necessary legislative authorizations and administrative licenses, permits and approvals.

Recently elected to the New York State Wireless Association board of directors, he frequently speaks on the topic of telecommunications, and has written extensively on telecommunications matters. Mr. Bronston also serves on the board of directors for The Adirondack Council, Parks and Trails New York and the New York City chapter of the NY League of Conservation Voters. He was also recently appointed toBWG Strategy LLC’s Board of Advisors for Intellectual Property.

Mr. Kraus focuses his practice on complex civil litigation matters including mass torts and class actions, pharmaceutical products liability, medical device liability and toxic torts. He has defended cases centered on cutting edge medical and scientific issues, with an emphasis on developing, presenting and opposing expert witness testimony. Mr. Kraus is also an experienced trial lawyer who has tried more than 40 cases to verdict in state and federal courts.

Ms. Penner concentrates her practice at Phillips Lytle in complex litigation with a focus on pharmaceutical and medical device products liability cases. In addition to courtroom experience, Ms. Penner has extensive experience in managing litigation spanning multiple jurisdictions, in consolidated and multidistrict proceedings, and in class actions. Ms. Penner's litigation experience extends to the appellate courts of both state and federal jurisdictions. She is also a Registered Patent Attorney.