People: Eric Sidman, Partner

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Eric Sidman

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5529
Fax: (917) 344-1223
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Mr. Sidman is a partner in and co-chair of the Real Estate Department in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He has a broad-based practice in the area of commercial real estate, regularly representing institutional investors in connection with their acquisition, disposition, joint venture, lending and leasing activities. Mr. Sidman also represents landlords and tenants in transactions throughout the country. He practices extensively in the area of corporate real estate, representing companies in a range of transactions related to the management of their real estate portfolios, including headquarters and branch office leasing, negotiating property management and brokerage agreements  and advising on the acquisitions and dispositions of real estate assets in connection with mergers, sell-offs or other corporate transactions.

Mr. Sidman is a partner in and co-chair of the Real Estate Department in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He has a broad-based practice in the area of commercial real estate, regularly representing institutional investors in connection with their acquisition, disposition, joint venture, lending and leasing activities. Mr. Sidman also represents landlords and tenants in transactions throughout the country. He practices extensively in the area of corporate real estate, representing companies in a range of transactions related to the management of their real estate portfolios, including headquarters and branch office leasing, negotiating property management and brokerage agreements  and advising on the acquisitions and dispositions of real estate assets in connection with mergers, sell-offs or other corporate transactions.

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School (1996)
    cum laude
  • B.A., Emory University (1990)

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • New York

Affiliations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers  
  • Real Estate Board of New York 

Representative Engagements

  • Represented a joint venture between a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and an  institutional investor in the sale of a portfolio of 16 shopping centers.
  • Represented an institutional investor in the acquisition of joint venture interests in super-regional malls across the country (including the largest retail acquisition in the US in 2016)
  • Represented an institutional lender in a seven-state, 15-property cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted loan transaction.
  • Represented an institutional lender in a ten-state, 49-property cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted loan transaction
  • Represented a major financial services company in its corporate real estate activities across the country, including the negotiation of a 300,000 square foot office lease.
  • Represented an institutional investor in a programmatic joint venture with a publicly traded REIT to acquire retail properties.
  • Represented an institutional investor in its nationwide property sales program, covering properties in all asset classes.
  • Represented a national retailer in leasing transactions throughout the country, including a flagship Manhattan location.
  • Represented a multinational corporation in the negotiation of a property management agreement covering its entire U.S. real estate portfolio.
  • Represented corporate clients in the negotiation of headquarters leases.Represented a retail developer in the development, financing and leasing of a super-regional enclosed shopping mall.

Publications