June 3, 2016
Partner Robert D. Bickford Jr. is the subject of the Law360 article “1 Lawyer Handles Year's Top 2 Real Estate Deals So Far.” The article discusses Mr. Bickford’s guidance of two multibillion-dollar sales of Midtown Manhattan office towers – the largest real estate deals in 2016 so far. AXA Financial retained Mr. Bickford for its sale of the towers, 787 Seventh Avenue and 1285 Sixth Avenue, for $1.94 and $1.65 billion dollars, respectively. Both deals closed successfully, which Mr. Bickford accredits to “patience, persistence, [and] attention to detail.”
Mr. Bickford’s relationship with client AXA started more than three decades ago. “I can recall working on a transaction for what was then the Equitable Life Assurance Society, before AXA acquired it, as long ago as 1980,” he said. “I’ve always tried to build my practice around long-term relationships."