Litigious MoFo Saves Mort Zuckerman's Baby

1290avenueoftheamericas 0 Litigious MoFo Saves Mort Zuckerman's Baby Morrison & Foerster, the San Francisco-based law firm with the off-kilter nickname, has signed a letter of intent for 200,000 square feet at 250 West 55th Street, the office tower started by Mort Zuckerman’s Boston Properties but later capped at its foundation after previous anchor-tenant deals fell apart amid a chilly construction-financing market.

The move makes sense for Morrison & Foerster, since their lease at the Vornado-controlled 1290 Avenue of the Americas is up in 2012. In late 2009, the firm hired CB Richard Ellis to find 200,000 square feet of new space (as reported by The Observer back then).

If the deal goes through—at this point it’s only a letter of intent—MoFo will be taking up a considerable chunk of the 843,000-square-foot, 40-story glass tower.

The move was first reported by Lois Weiss in the Post.

mcoyne@observer.com