Risa C. Letowsky is a partner in the Firm’s Leasing Practice Group. Ms. Letowsky counsels and represents landlords and tenants in a wide range of large-scale commercial real estate transactions, including office, retail, shopping center, industrial and ground lease transactions. Ms. Letowsky has practiced real estate law for more than a decade.
Ms. Letowsky handles the leasing for Industry City, a 6,000,000 square foot mixed-use development located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She also regularly represents a large insurance company in connection with leases throughout the United States, including its lease of 130,000 square feet of office space in Jersey City, New Jersey and 110,000 square feet of office space in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Letowsky has also represented WeWork in connection with a number of their leases throughout the United States.
Among the notable matters Ms. Letowsky has handled in her career, she was an integral part of the team that represented Millennium Partners in the long-term lease by Millennium to Equinox of all of the Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club/NY health and fitness clubs located in Boston, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. as part of the transaction in which Millennium sold its health and fitness club business and certain assets to Equinox.
Ms. Letowsky also represented a large international professional services firm in connection with several of its leases throughout the United States, including headquarters leases in Los Angeles and Chicago. She also recently concluded transactions in which she represented a property owner in connection with a lease to a luxury retailer on 5th Avenue in Manhattan and to a restaurateur in connection with the lease of space for an upscale food market in midtown Manhattan.
Prior to joining Duval & Stachenfeld, Ms. Letowsky was Special Counsel at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Earlier in her career, Ms. Letowsky served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Rouse Properties, Inc. and as an associate in the real estate group of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
Committed to providing pro bono services, Ms. Letowsky has been honored by the Legal Aid Society and the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York for her work with these organizations, two of the numerous nonprofit and charitable organizations to which she has dedicated pro bono services. Ms. Letowsky also sits on the board of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, Women’s Leadership Junior Council.
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