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Arent Fox Advises Jose Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup in Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad Venture

Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce that it represented José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup in negotiations to operate two signature restaurants – and other dining services – in The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, a $500-million skyscraper in Manhattan slated to open in 2021.

ThinkFoodGroup, the restaurant group founded by celebrity chef and philanthropist José Andrés, struck a deal with Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad owner Flag Luxury Group to operate two restaurants at the 250-room hotel as well as oversee the hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge, lobby lounge, in-room dining service, The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, and the hotel’s banquet services.

Currently under construction, the 580-foot-tall, 40-story skyscraper will house not only the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, at 1185 Broadway in NoMad, but also 16 Ritz-Carlton branded residences. Marriott International will manage the hotel.

Arent Fox’s Jay L. Halpern, Amal U. Dave, Kelli Scheid Smith, and Paul A. Schmid advised ThinkFoodGroup on the deal.

Mr. Halpern and Mr. Dave, who are annually recognized as among the best transaction attorneys in the US by Legal 500, focus their practice on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, joint ventures, venture capital, and general corporate law. They advise public and private US companies, as well as international and multinational corporations, in various stages of development and growth.

Arent Fox maintains one of the largest and most comprehensive corporate practices in Washington, DC. The Corporate & Securities practice is internationally recognized for its work across a range of industries by Chambers USALegal 500, and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms.

About Arent Fox
Founded in 1942, Arent Fox is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and the law intersect. With more than 450 lawyers and professionals, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of corporations, governments, and trade associations.

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