Jessica A. Stanton

Jessica Stanton’s industry insight, market knowledge, and unwavering focus on commercial leasing intricacies have made her an invaluable asset to clients, securing them a competitive edge in their most complex transactions.

Clients ranging from prominent commercial developers, owners and realty companies to landlords, property managers, and tenants call on Jessica through every phase and across the full range of issues impacting their real estate businesses and properties. She handles everything from negotiating financing arrangements to acquisitions, sales, development, and leasing. Highly proficient in representing landlords seeking to lease office and retail space in New York City and across the U.S., Jessica also has broad experience in co-working arrangements, data center leasing, headquarters space, and ground leases. 

Jessica takes a thoughtful, practical approach to her clients’ real estate requirements, never losing sight of their goals and needs in structuring deals that work now and long-term. Her attention to detail includes tracking specific lease provisions and form requirements, resulting in streamlined agreement drafting and negotiation phases and controlling costs now and as her clients’ real estate portfolios expand.

Jessica has represented clients in many transformative transactions. She has helped to pave the way for critical market expansion of high-profile NYC businesses to other major metro markets, represented the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets in leasing corporate headquarters space, and handled the leasing requirements of Turnstyle, the groundbreaking underground retail marketplace in NYC. She also has helped multiple Manhattan office building owners lease space to the federal and state governments, deftly navigating the many complexities and restrictive requirements inherent in leasing to government entities.

  • Represented JEMB Realty Corp. in various leases for its newly constructed office tower in Brooklyn, which is a 500,000 square foot building that is also Brooklyn’s tallest office tower.
  • Represented real estate developer David Edelstein in a lease and collaboration with renowned restaurateurs Stephen Starr and Keith McNally bringing NYC Meatpacking District hotspot Pastis to the trendy Wynwood arts area in Miami.
  • Represented the owner and developer of a project in Gowanus, Brooklyn in a lease to Tesla.
  • Represented the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets in a lease for its new corporate headquarters in Industry City, in Sunset Park in downtown Brooklyn. The new headquarters will occupy approximately 85,000 square feet in Building 19, which is also where the Nets’ training facility is located. Also represented the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets in a retail lease for space within Barclays Center.
  • Represented Columbus Turnstyle LLC in the leasing of Turnstyle, an underground marketplace in the 59th Street Columbus Circle concourse.
  • Represented Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in significant net leases of development sites and leases of data centers.
  • Represented multiple owners of Manhattan office buildings in negotiating leases to the federal government for office space, which required navigating the restrictive requirements of this type of tenant.



Honors & Recognitions

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® as “One to Watch” for Real Estate Law, 2022-2024
  • Recognized by New York Real Estate Journal in “Ones to Watch” Spotlight, 2018-2019, 2021-2022 and 2024


J.D., with honors, Emory University School of Law, 2013

  • Dean’s List
  • Legal Association of  Women Students (Conference Chair and Secretary)

B.A., cum laude, University of Florida, 2010


  • New York
  • Georgia
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