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 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 lending, acquisition, disposition and joint venture 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 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 lending, acquisition, disposition and joint venture 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 Urban Land Institute 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 lender in a seven-state, 15-property cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted loan transaction.
  • Represented an institutional lender in the financing of a major shopping center.
  • Represented an institutional investor in a joint venture with a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) to acquire retail properties.
  • Represented an institutional investor in its nationwide property sales program.
  • Represented a national retailer in leasing transactions throughout the country, including for 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.
  • Represented timber investment management organizations in the acquisition and disposition of large tracts of timberland (from 100,000 to in excess of one million acres).

Presentations

  • Presenter, seminar on the development of a super-regional shopping mall, Real Property Institute, Real Property Section, State Bar of Georgia (2000)

Publications

Accolades

  • Recognized by Legal 500 in the area of real estate, Georgia section (2008)