NEW YORK, Oct. 28 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Netwo…

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP, a 150-year- old law firm, will expand its White Plains, New York office by increasing its space to 22,500 square feet. Located in the central business district, the
new office occupies the top floor of 50 Main Street, increasing its square
footage by 50%. It can now accommodate 35 attorneys.

The need for larger accommodations was apparent after several years of
growth serving Westchester County’s corporations, municipalities, private
entities and individuals from the building’s fifth floor. “Our current
location in the center of the city is ideal,” said Thomas M. Leslie, the
Firm’s Vice Chairman and Office Managing Partner. “Our transactional and
litigation practices in the local and regional arenas are growing, requiring
us to respond accordingly to our clients’ needs. The new space will help
achieve our strategic goal of being a dominant player in markets we service.”

Paul D. Tvetenstrand, Firm Chairman and Managing Partner, noted, “This
expansion reflects our commitment to Westchester County and beyond, and it
represents another highlight in the Firm’s substantial growth.”

The lease was signed in August and construction will begin in early
November, with an occupancy date of February 2006.

About Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP
A law firm that focuses on the capital markets and financial services
industries, Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP advises domestic and global clients in
a wide range of areas, including corporate and financial institutions law,
securities, structured finance, swaps and derivatives, cross-border
transactions, real estate, commercial lending, insurance, admiralty and ship
finance, litigation and dispute resolution, technology and intellectual
property, executive compensation and employee benefits, taxation, trusts and
estates, bankruptcy, reorganizations and restructurings. The Firm has 275
lawyers with five offices located in New York City, NY, Washington, DC, White
Plains, NY, Summit, NJ and Mexico City, Mexico. The Firm has been named top
issuers’ counsel and ranks in first place for securitizations (Thomson
Financial, mid-year 2005 rankings).

Thacher Proffitt is on the web at http://www.tpw.com.

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