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Hogan Lovells Advising on Empire State IPO

WASHINGTON, D.C. 17 June 2013 – Hogan Lovells is proud to announce it is advising the underwriters in connection with the planned high-profile initial public offering (IPO) of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., which will own, among other properties, New York’s Empire State Building.

On 29 May, it was announced that the existing investors in the Empire State Building and two other properties approved moving forward with the planned IPO.

Hogan Lovells is acting as underwriters’ counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Goldman Sachs. The transaction will see the 102-story landmark folded into a portfolio of New York and Connecticut properties in a newly created real estate investment trust, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

The Washington, D.C.-based Hogan Lovells team is led by partner Stuart Barr and includes partners Bruce Gilchrist and Prentiss Feagles, counsel Steve Giordano and Matt Thomson, and associates Will Pridgen and Sara von Althann.

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