Court Orders Cushman & Wakefield to Comply with Attorney General James’ Subpoenas Related to Trump Investigation

Cushman & Wakefield Ordered to Provide Documents Related
to Its Appraisal Work for the Trump Organization by May 27

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James won a second court victory today in her office’s ongoing civil investigation into Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization’s financial dealings with a judge ordering Cushman & Wakefield (Cushman) to comply with subpoenas related to the investigation. The Honorable Arthur Engoron of the New York County State Supreme Court ruled that Cushman must comply with subpoenas served on them by the Office of Attorney General (OAG) related to its real estate work for the Trump Organization and turn over these documents to OAG by May 27, 2022.

“For the second time today, a judge has made clear that no one is above the law,” said Attorney General James. “Cushman & Wakefield’s work for Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization is clearly relevant to our investigation, and we are pleased that has now been confirmed by the court. Our investigation will continue undeterred.”

In April 2022, OAG filed a motion to compel Cushman & Wakefield to comply with subpoenas related to its work for the Trump Organization. Cushman is a publicly traded, global real estate firm with billions of dollars in annual revenue that provided real estate services in connection with Trump Organization properties for many years. Those services included appraisals and brokerage services for properties that are relevant to OAG’s investigation.

Cushman refused to comply with subpoenas for information related to its appraisals of three specific Trump-owned properties — the Seven Springs Estate, Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles, and 40 Wall Street — and information about Cushman’s larger business relationship with the Trump Organization.

Earlier today, Judge Engoron also ruled that Donald J. Trump is in contempt of court for failing to comply with his previous orders to provide documents to OAG and imposed a $10,000 fine on Mr. Trump for every day that he continues to violate the court’s order to produce these documents.