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Venable partner Mike Volpe was quoted in an April 16, 2014 New York Law Journal article on Venable’s recent victory on behalf of the Art Students League. A Manhattan Supreme Court justice ruled against 200 members of the nonprofit organization by declining to block the transfer of 6,000 square feet of air rights valued at $31.8 million over the Art Students League of New York's historic building. The decision clears the way for construction of a 1,440 foot-high luxury residential tower.

Volpe, who represented the Art Students League said he was “very happy” with the ruling. “The factual analysis and reasoning are consistent with the careful decisions that were made by the board and its administration and we're very happy we'll able to move forward,” he added.