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Guide to the David Alan Richards Legal Papers
1980, 2005, 2012
 MS 3143

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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 19, 2021
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Scope and Contents

The collection contains six bound volumes of legal proceedings (with some tipped-in documents and email printouts) by real estate lawyer David Alan Richards on behalf of

(1) Coudert Brothers, counsel to Tiffany and Company for the 1980 merger of Tiffany's building air rights above 727 Fifth Avenue to Trump-Equitable Fifth Avenue Company;

(2) McCarter & English, counsel to CSX Transportation, Inc. for the donations in 2005 and 2012 to the City of New York of CSX's abandoned High Line elevated railway on Manhattan's west side for use as a public park.


The six volumes are split physically between the boxes based on their size and weight to preserve the groupings of each legal proceeding: 1980 (1 volume in Box 1), 2005 (3 volumes in Box 2), 2012 (2 volumes in Box 1).