RIKER DANZIG TO STAY IN MORRISTOWN UNTIL AT LEAST 2025
Morristown, NJ (August 18, 2015) – Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that it has renewed its lease in Headquarters Plaza, committing to remain in the West Tower of that Morristown office complex until at least 2025. Riker Danzig has been in Morristown for over forty years and is a huge supporter of town activities, charities, and social events.
The lease, which provides for ±110,000 square feet at Headquarters Plaza, makes Riker Danzig the largest single office tenant in downtown Morristown. As part of the lease agreement, Riker Danzig will undergo an interior redesign that will result in significant enhancements to its offices, which feature unparalleled views of the Morristown Green, downtown, and the rolling hills of Morris County.
“We are thrilled to stay in Headquarters Plaza,” said Riker Danzig’s Real Estate Chair, Nicholas Racioppi. “Riker enjoys an extremely positive relationship with the Town of Morristown. In addition to our business relationship, many of our 225 employees either live in Morristown or spend their leisure time here. Morristown, and Headquarters Plaza specifically, was our first choice throughout the lease negotiations.”
Riker Danzig Managing Partner Glenn A. Clark noted that he has worked in Morristown for over 35 years. “It’s the only place that I have worked in my adult life, and it’s a fantastic place to work. I am very happy that we will be here for at least another ten years.”
Clark added, “We have grown significantly over the past 12 months and now need to reconfigure our offices to accommodate that growth here in Morristown. For example, Riker Danzig’s Tax and Trusts & Estates group, already one of the largest in the state, recently added a Probate Litigation team, increasing to nine the number of attorneys practicing T&E and Tax. Riker Danzig’s Insurance Litigation group has hired seven new attorneys, while more than a dozen seasoned attorneys were hired to service significant new business in the Corporate, Litigation, Environmental, Labor & Employment, and Securities Litigation practice groups. Another four entry-level associates will join Riker in the Fall, including two former Summer Associates and two who will have completed judicial clerkships, bringing to 29 the total number of attorneys that Riker has hired over the past twelve months.
Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty is very pleased. “Riker Danzig has been a driving force in the economic revitalization of Morristown since it moved its headquarters here nearly 40 years ago. With Riker staying and significant renovations planned for the exterior common areas, Headquarters Plaza will continue to be the primary hub for business, tourism and entertainment in Morristown.”
Morristown Partnership Executive Director Michael Fabrizio echoed the Mayor’s sentiment. “Riker Danzig is a leader in our business community, and its generosity reaches across Morristown, from the Mayo Performing Arts Center, the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival and Morris Arts to the Morristown Partnership, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, First Night Morris, Cornerstone Family Programs and Grow It Green Morristown. We look forward to many more years of working with Riker Danzig to advance the interests of our community.”
For over 130 years, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP has focused on providing high-quality legal services to the business community. Headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, the firm has additional offices in Trenton and New York. Riker Danzig has earned a national reputation for expertise in trial and appellate litigation, insurance, commercial law and bankruptcy and, in addition, has highly-respected practices in banking law, environmental law, employment law, family practice, tax and trusts and estates, corporate law and mergers & acquisitions, governmental affairs, public utilities, real estate and intellectual property.