Murphy & McGonigle, a securities litigation and regulatory boutique law firm, announced today that it has taken a full floor at 1185 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. The law firm needed additional space to accommodate increasing demand for its services from clients in the financial services industry. The firm represents domestic and foreign commercial banks, investment banks, securities broker/dealers, investment advisers, securities exchanges and hedge funds.
“We are seeing very strong demand for what we do,” said James A. Murphy, Chairman of the firm. “We needed the additional space in New York to accommodate our expansion, but we will continue to maintain a high bar for talent as we grow. We don’t have any plans to try to become a mega-firm.”
Murphy & McGonigle represents financial services firms facing increased regulatory scrutiny from federal and state authorities as well as private litigation involving a range of issues from mortgage-backed securities to accounting fraud and securities trading issues. The firm’s partners have significant expertise in electronic trading technology, broker/dealer and investment adviser regulatory issues, and compliance with new rules under Dodd-Frank.
Effective March 27, 2014, the firm will consolidate its existing midtown and downtown offices into the new location at 1185 Avenue of the Americas, 21st Floor. The firm was represented in the lease transaction by Daniel L. Levine and David A. Falk of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
Theodore A. Krebsbach will serve as managing partner of the firm’s New York office.
About Murphy & McGonigle
Founded in 2010, Murphy & McGonigle is a 40 lawyer firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. Nine of the firm’s partners served in senior positions at the SEC. The firm was recognized in 2013 and 2014 by Best Lawyers in America as a National Tier One law firm in Securities Regulation.
For more information on Murphy & McGonigle, visit www.mmlawus.com.
About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF’s 12,000 professionals operate from more than 320 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents.
With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF’s strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NGKF’s full-service platform comprises BGC’s real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.
NGKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. For further information, visit www.bgcpartners.com.