Boston’s Ropes & Gray, which gave their associates bonuses and raises for 2008, is expanding its New York footprint.
The New York Observer reports the firm is stretching out its legs in New York, taking a new floor in its 1211 Avenue of the Americas building.
The law firm activated a provision of its 2005 lease of 250,000 square feet that allows it to take an additional floor in the tower. The lease gives Ropes & Gray the 32nd floor, which the Royal Bank of Scotland recently gave up, in addition to the space it occupies on floors 35 through 40 in the 45-story skyscraper.
Ropes has a diversified client base in New York, including debt financing, IP litigation, government enforcement, and private equity.
Ropes & Gray LLP is a national law firm with offices located in Boston, New York City, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago, Hong Kong and Tokyo; and conference centers in London and Providence, Rhode Island. The firm has over 850 lawyers worldwide. It was founded in 1865 by John Codman Ropes and John Chipman Gray.