Howrey Sheds Leases In Former Strongholds

Law360, New York (June 24, 2011, 2:37 PM EDT) -- A bankruptcy judge in California on Wednesday moved Howrey LLP one step closer to dissolution, authorizing the fallen law firm to reject leases on 16 abandoned offices across the U.S.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali allowed Howrey to walk away from the unexpired leases, leaving the landlords in the firm’s former strongholds — including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles — to make do with the furnishings and other property left behind.

“The unexpired leases are hereby rejected effective as of the earlier of the...
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