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Gerald R. Uram

Gerald R. Uram

Davis & Gilbert LLP

New York, NY, USA


Gerald R. Uram is a partner in Davis & Gilbert’s Real Estate Practice Group. He was also chair of the Real Estate Practice Group for 38 years, after formally establishing the group in 1974. Under his leadership, the practice received prominent recognition by publications that cover the legal industry, including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Law Firms.  

Mr. Uram has handled headquarters leases for a number of major companies, including MasterCard International, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, Advance Magazine Publishers (a Condé Nast company), Saatchi & Saatchi, MONY, The Segal Company, Meredith Corporation, the Associated Press, Lehman Brothers, Boston Consulting Group, Swiss Re and the National Football League, among others.  Mr. Uram also represents a number of New York City landlords, including SL Green, TF Cornerstone Inc., Oxford Properties Group, Westbrook Partners, Rockrose Development Corp., Trinity Church and Kato International.

For the last eight years, Mr. Uram has been recognized as a leading real estate lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2016). Mr. Uram was also recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. in the area of real estate for three consecutive years (2013-2016). In addition, Mr. Uram has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America in real estate law (2011-2016) and was selected as a Super Lawyer by New York Metro Super Lawyers from 2006-2016 (Top 100 in 2008-2013, 2015).

He has also acted as an expert witness in several cases, including on behalf of Avon in its litigation with its former landlord, and Bates Advertising in its litigation with its landlord regarding free rent penalties for late delivery. Both Avon and Bates Advertising were successful in the actions.  Mr. Uram has lectured on commercial leasing practice before the Real Estate Board of New York and at New York Law School.

REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

  • Represented Mayer Brown LLP in its lease at 1221 Avenue of the Americas in New York City for 187,000 rentable square feet.
  • Represented the National Football League in the relocation of its headquarters to approximately 170,000 square feet in midtown Manhattan.
  • Represented SJP Properties, landlord of the newly constructed 11 Times Square, in the leasing of approximately 400,000 square feet to the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP.
  • Represented Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. in three separate subleases totaling more than 200,000 square feet at 485 Lexington Avenue and 750 Third Avenue.
  • Represented Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. in the restructuring of a lease with Historic TW Inc. (an affiliate of Time Warner) of approximately 166,000 square feet of 1271 Sixth Avenue.
  • Represented The Segal Co. in the lease of approximately 162,000 square feet of 333 West 34th Street.
  • Represented Manhattan House in a condominium conversion including modifying existing retail leases and new leasing of garage space and vacant retail space.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

“Negotiating Commercial Office Leases in 2016,” New York State Bar Association Advanced Real Estate Program, December 12, 2016

“Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy,” Practising Law Institute’s Negotiating Commercial Leases 2016, March 10-11, 2016, March 10-11, 2016

“Negotiating Commercial Office Leases in 2015,” New York State Bar Association Advanced Real Estate Program, December 7, 2015

Negotiating Commercial Leases,” Practising Law Institute’s Negotiating Commercial Leases 2015, March 12, 2015

“Negotiating in the Current Market Conditions,” Real Estate Board of New York Program, May 6, 2014

“Real Estate: Managing Your Firm’s 2nd Largest Expense,” Law Firm Services Networking Group Program, January 29, 2014

“Nut & Bolts of Commercial Leases,” 16 Hour Bridge-the-Gap Seminar, City Bar Center for CLE, March 12, 2010

“Nuts & Bolts of Commercial Leases: Drafting & Negotiating,” New York City Bar Association, 16 Hour Bridge-the-Gap Seminar, November 6 & 13, 2006

PRESS

Mentioned, Law360.com, “Sandy-Displaced Fragomen Subleases Ex-Dewey Space In NYC,” by Kaitlin Ugolik, November 14, 2012

Mentioned, New York Law Journal, “Real Estate Marketplace,” Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky lease, by Monica Paquette, March 23, 2011

Mentioned, New York Law Journal, “Real Estate Marketplace,” Natixis lease, by Monica Paquette, January 19, 2011

Quoted, New York Law Journal, “Real Estate Marketplace,” The National Football League lease, by Monica Paquette, September 22, 2010

Mentioned, New York Law Journal, “As First Tenant, Proskauer Deal Includes Option to Grow, Signage,” by Nate Raymond, May 19, 2010

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
St. Francis Friends of the Poor, Board of Trustees

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York

EDUCATION

Yale University, LL.B., 1967
Dartmouth College, B.A., 1963

Gerald R. Uram is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2017, Monday, March 06, 2017
Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2017, Monday, March 06, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy - Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy , Monday, March 06, 2017
Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing - Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing, Monday, March 06, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy - Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy , Monday, March 06, 2017
Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing - Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing, Monday, March 06, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy - Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy , Monday, March 06, 2017
Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing - Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing, Monday, March 06, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Negotiating Commercial Leases 2017, Thursday, March 09, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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